On the surface warehousing and logistics is much the same – the provision of storage for palletised goods and their distribution on a regional, national and even international level.
But behind the scenes, the day-to-day activities of a third party logistics provider have changed so much as a result of innovative technology that it’s almost unrecognisable from 25 years ago.
We’ve all seen how advances in technology have shaped our personal lives with tablet sales exceeding desktop sales for the first time and smart phone users totalling almost 40 million in the UK in the last year alone.
As the defining element in many major supply chains, third party logistics providers have followed suit meaning that the services they offer are more efficient, more effective, and more flexible than ever before.
From changing demand, to transforming efficiency levels and even improving driver safety, technology has shaped the warehousing and distribution industry substantially and made it what it is today.
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