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Shippers Adoption of Robotics and Automation Technologies to Reduce Spend

The development of advanced robotics is one of the major technology trends that has made a positive impact on society. The healthcare industry uses Robotics and automation to help assist doctors, as robots can perform much safer, less invasive surgeries so hospitals can allow doctors to focus on more complicated procedures. A  large number of industrial robots are being used in the production of cars and other types of vehicles. Robotics and automation technologies have transformed warehouse processes.

Community Concerns and Warehouse Benefits Robotics and Automation

Legal restrictions have hindered robotics and automation full implementation for many workplaces across the United States. As accountability and ethical issues have emerged concerns about the appropriate automation levels against human job security. Once robotics and automation kinks are resolved, shippers can expect an increase in the adoption of robotic solutions over the next few years.

Flexible Automation   

Robotics and automation technologies can intelligently navigate warehouses to pick orders safely and effectively. These collaborative robots are equipped with sensitive pressure sensors and cameras. Easily programmable with self-learning capabilities to assist workers avoid repetitive tasks such as packing and sorting.

Unloading Robots The logistics industry and local delivery providers will experience an optimal unloading with ‘unloading robots’ are deployed in the workplace. These robots can help unload boxes and perform other physically strenuous tasks. With robotics and automation, these machines will be equipped with low-cost image recognition technologies, powerful sensors and grippers that enable them to easily locate parcels, confirm inventory arrival and analyze goods for any damages.

Assistance Robots    Manual sorting will become a thing of the past as assistance robots support local delivery providers. These robots could assist delivery tasks such as loading and unloading boxes, pre-sorting parcels inside the delivery vehicles and delivering the parcels or letters to the collection points.

With assistance robots, local delivery personnels can focus on complex supply chain tasks. Flexible and cost-effective automation solutions such as autonomous robots improve agility and elasticity of logistics infrastructure. Suppliers, manufactures, and retailers can utilize robotics and drones within the workplace to reduce operational expenses and reduce labor time for day-to-day operations. 

California Legislation Should Allow Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

A new form of express delivery is coming soon! These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) commonly called ‘drones’ will be servicing the people in remote locations and during emergencies. Through the use of UAVs, first- and last-mile logistics networks will become more efficient in their operations. Delivery staff don’t need to personally travel to far-flung areas thereby reducing accident risks. With unmanned aerial vehicles, delivery is very fast as the UAVs need not go through the traffic congestion in densely populated areas. The adoption of UAVs is still in its early stages due to technological limitations, regulations, and public concerns. Implementing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles requires integration of its traffic in the crowded airspace networks. Concerns are also raised about possible illegal interceptions of UAVs. These challenges will truly hinder the adoption of UAVs but the first commercial tests showed success in demonstrating their potential. There is a big chance that key regulatory bodies will ease on legislations regarding the use of commercial UAVs  in the next few years.

Surveillance Of Infrastructure

Unmanned aerial vehicles are equipped with cameras and are very useful in terms of monitoring sites and assets as they help look out for potential theft. Once they find one, they report the suspected damage as well as the maintenance requirements. UAVs are also useful in monitoring and coordinating major logistics operations held on the ground.

Intralogistics Operations

UAVs can streamline intralogistics operations for transporting items within the production facility such as delivering needed parts to the manufacturing facility.  In urgent cases, they can be used to deliver spare parts needed for production. UAVs with computer vision technology are used by warehouses for checking the inventory.

Rural Delivery

Logistics providers can promote safety and speedy delivery with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles when delivering items to remote locations. Some remote regions have limited infrastructure or are dangerous to access which makes it almost impossible to deliver important parcels. By setting up emergency delivery services, logistics providers can send medicines and other important items to these communities and help save lives.

Urban UAV Networks

The use of UAVs to handle single shipments that cannot be delivered by traditional delivery methods can greatly help in faster delivery and in preventing traffic congestion in densely populated cities. These unmanned aerial vehicles will use fixed programmed routes to safely deliver the shipment at a logistics hub or directly at the retail store.

Beyond Logistics

A few e-commerce sites are planning on using UAVs for delivering the items to the customers. UAVs are also very useful in the military sector wherein they are being used to monitor the operations of their enemies without personally going to their place. UAVs guide students and visitors as they go to specific places within the vicinity of the school campus.  They have assisted in the delivery of medicines to remote areas. The energy industry has benefited much from the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in detecting anomalies and issues while a plant is still in operation. Since plant inspection can be done remotely, there is no need for any personnel on board the oil rigs.

Exporting International Brings Supplier Benefits

International Trading with Efficient Import/Exporting Services

A rapidly evolving world continues to increase consumers demand and expectations much higher than generations before. Businesses that adapt with the rapidly changing business landscape, will indeed remain competitive in today’s global marketplace. Importing goods can help keep with this demand, while exporting creates new opportunities for expansion and increased sales revenue. It is vital to partner with reputable logistics providers that utilizes advanced technologies to further streamline many traditional and time consuming processes to improve clients international trading experiences.

How Importing Reduces Costs?

The United States is the world’s largest importer, with trillions of dollars worth of goods imported annually. The USA is home to people from all over the world. The market reflects this, especially in areas with large amounts of diversity. Consumers today expect to have demands met quickly and efficiently. International trade helps reduce cost of goods and widens operational markets.

Why Exporting Improves Businesses Bottom Line? 

The vast majority of the world’s purchasing power lies abroad. Exporting solutions can increase company size, increase profits, and better withstand market fluctuations in a domestic economy.   The United States is globally known for high quality products boosting Americans in the global marketplace with a competitive advantage. Government agencies support and protect international businesses on foreign soil.  Now is the time to begin searching for international trading companies who manage elite exporting needs. India for example is the fastest-growing free market democracy. Nearly 1 billion people – India’s consumer demand is up and international imports helps guides the vast majority. 

How to Add Supply Chain Value When Import/Exporting?

International exporting requires detailed oriented attention from market research to proper documentation processing for exporting international products. Advanced technologies can help streamline the documentation process for faster delivery times, giving clients a competitive market advantage.

Our strategic network of resources, operational capacity, and evaluation planning solutions reduces traveling time and quickly notice returns on export investments. We thrive on developing our advanced technologies to further simplify the transportation process internationally. By relaying relevant information quickly and seamlessly to reduce labor intensity to ensure our clients succeed in the global market.

To learn more about JL Freight’s Import and Exporting solutions, connect with us today!