Today’s logistics challenge is to provide fast and safe delivery and transportation. Amazon has set the bar high, and everyone is following in suit. Over the last twenty years, electronic chips and satellite tracking has fundamentally improved monitoring, and at this time, artificial intelligence offers the most robust security.
Amazon’s primary strength is its ability to build continuous 24-hour monitoring. In logistics and transportation, it is crucial to anticipate that there will be a before and after Amazon. This American internet marketing group (which refuses to outsource) controls the entire chain from packaging to storage and delivery.
At this moment, the transport revolution faces several problems. Cybercrime is doing its work to impede progress by breaching computer systems, economic espionage, theft of confidential data, etc. To combat these intrusions, sensors are installed on containers, so customers can track every detail concerning their load. However, the drawback of a connected world is that cybercriminals seek to break into systems — to spy on or block access or to divert the load.
To fully understand factors outside of tech that influence transport, consider the Coronavirus. This pandemic will require a reorganization of our product transport and consumption. The global economy has made China the “workshop” of the world, and the consequences are unmistakably severe. This virus has revealed the limits of this concentration of plants, prompting change. And so, the commodity sector is positioning itself to be revolutionized.
Now, the real question we should be asking is, “What are we going to transport in 2050?” Online commerce is gaining a lot of ground. The boutique is becoming a common customer experience, and the future of merchandise certainly belongs to the smartphone. Sooner than later, the manufacturer, transporter, seller and customer will remain in contact around the clock.