Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow and where technology is taking us. The days of proactive, automated analytics will be here before we know it. So, how do logistics professionals prepare today to leverage the data-driven solutions of tomorrow?
Building the foundation around today’s IoT innovation and predictive analytics, the logistics industry will soon have the opportunity to take these technologies to the next level. Companies that leverage data now for route optimization, maintenance best practices, and safer operations will lead the way into the future of warehouse distribution.
Positioning logistics to optimize future technologies like AI starts today. And, it starts with embracing and championing the kind of innovation culture that makes these advancements possible.
Cultivating Innovation through Culture
The technology we leverage reflects our culture. At Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), the foundation of our Creed and Values is the golden rule. Treating others as we want to be treated means putting people first and providing solutions that support their success.
Whether internally for associates or externally for customers, innovative technologies help us all succeed. Think safer equipment, more efficient schedules, and data-driven route planning that give work-life balance to drivers and warehouse associates.
For example, QCD partnered with a leading vendor to implement an electronic logging device (ELD) software ahead of the mandatory compliance deadline at the end of 2019.Our team avoided rushing the transition because we proactively pursued the essential solutions to support our operation and, ultimately, our customers. With this approach over the past few years, we developed a solid understanding from early on to seamlessly and confidently make operational changes.