Mobile devices for an efficient flow of information throughout the entire logistics chain
The logistics business is closely linked to trade and industry. It is an important part of the value chain and is responsible not only for delivering manufacturing supplies, but also for delivering goods to end consumers and businesses. This value chain constantly needs to be networked and digitized even further to fulfil the potential for optimization and meet customers’ ever-growing requirements. Nowadays, customers expect to receive their deliveries on the exact due date, in the right place, and with absolute traceability round the clock. This means that logistics companies have to develop optimum storage processes and routes based on real-time traffic data, and they also need to be able to optimize modified delivery requirements on a continuous basis. Intelligent and autonomous support systems are becoming an increasingly essential tool in this field. Speed, flexibility, and transparency are the key requirements. As a result, Industry 4.0 has led on to Logistics 4.0, with the associated need for efficient, digitized and networked logistics solutions.
Devices, especially mobile devices, have a crucial role to play in this process. All employees in a logistics company need to be able to work effectively when on the move, with the ability to share information quickly and across a range of devices. Employees working in warehouses and drivers are particularly reliant on real-time information so they can keep track of rescheduled deliveries, for example. This also means that deliveries can then be recorded using mobile devices and customers can monitor the delivery status throughout the process.
Logistics companies need real-time access to data
This is only possible if devices can access data resources in real time and this information can then be shared – with the emphasis on security and compliance with data protection regulations.
Logistics companies need expert assistance to optimize workflows and make mobile working an efficient and secure reality.
EBF: Digital Workplace and Enterprise Mobility experts for the world of logistics
As experts, we are here for you: let us help you overcome the specific challenges in your field. We know this sector inside out, not least because we’ve been involved in many successful projects in this area, including for companies like DHL. We can help your company on the road towards Logistics 4.0 by supplying central management systems for devices, secure file access solutions, security software, and a whole range of other solutions and services.