New report reveals important logistics trends

Designing applications for easy access on a fleet of devices can streamline logistics options for businesses. In 2016, being able to count on the same codes and applications no matter how you want to do business can transform many different sectors.

DHL recently released a Logistics Trend Radar forecast looking at both the "megatrends" driving long-term change and "microtrends" that can instigate change in a shorter period of time. One of the "megatrends" mentioned is the steady march of digitization. The source said that companies will be able to customize products more fully through online solutions and Big Data analysis.

Another, more specific example of changing logistics trends is the group of improvements coming to the supply chain. As the report described, synchromodality, the method of coordinating transportation modes with an eye for future development, could help promote more flexible supply lines, while changing logistics speeds remotely will help businesses respond to changing conditions.

"Changing logistics speeds remotely will help businesses respond to changing conditions."

The report added that current legacy IT and logistics systems are not prepared for the functions needed to see these benefits.

A Supply Chain Digital article, citing James Hyde of sustainability company James and James, supports these findings and makes more immediate predictions, based on what might be the major trends for this year. These include better use of data for management and tracking, as companies reduce shipping times, monitor their inventory stock in real time and prepare for the busiest business periods. 

Both of these sources stress the importance of planning for future action. With an agile legacy application modernization solution, enterprises will have a method for translating apps to new environments easily. Share screens and adapt to your own network needs with Inventu's Flynet Viewer for a smoother processing experience.