Flexible mainframe solutions can give companies better control over logistics intelligence as supply chains grow more complex. When there are so many devices to consider, developers will do better when they can successfully host applications in an accessible online environment that doesn't require too many additional downloads for every user.
Below are some ways that smarter IT modernization could affect several different forms of logistics, each with its own needs.
- Air Shipping: Airbus is planning to develop its production efforts stateside, and Amazon is also leasing planes for shipping needs. Easily commutable plane data can help facilitate repairs and other important operations, while extending the presence of a maintenance crew.
- Farming: Software that helps farmers plan for different conditions can aid them in responding to different seasons. Farmers may have to change numerous aspects of their operation, including the personnel they hire and the way they lay out their farm, based on the upcoming climate. Corn and Soybean Digest recently profiled the farming tool CropZilla, one example of the need for smart farming management. This software helps users plan for the future based on prices and planting ratios.
- Trucking: The Bureau of Transportation Statistics recently reported that truck-based freight vastly exceeded other modes in terms of freight transportation for the past five years. Even though all types suffered a decline last year, trucks saw the smallest decrease. As such, those who rely on truck-based cargo may want to use newer software to plan routes, reduce risk and ensure safer delivery.
Use portal integration to get over the hurdles of reaching a dispersed base of users in a way that makes online access seamless. Flynet Viewer can act like an app while giving users a simpler, accurate experience.