Let’s take a moment and address the elephant in the room... AKA change – a word that seems to evoke panic among the masses on any given day.
May 5, 2017
By PLA Editor
Let’s take a moment and address the elephant in the room… AKA change – a word that seems to evoke panic among the masses on any given day. In this case, we’re specifically talking about reluctance to change. Once set in a particular way, any alteration to the norm can seem like such an inconvenience, but change doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. The integration of information technology has the potential to accelerate modernisation in the cargo supply chain, bringing greater transparency, reliability and predictability. Logistics and global supply chains will become more effective with new markets opening and eventually drive economic growth.
No doubt, the digital era we live in today has increased customer expectations and the need for on-demand services will soon be the industry standard. The old and cumbersome processes are no longer satisfying today’s requirements. The choice is then left with carriers to either look into current technologies, or wait for the next generation of information technology solutions in order to meet the changing demands of customers. Waiting however, does mean getting left behind and realistically, who can afford that…
From an insider’s point of view, the potential for better information technology integration into the air cargo industry is greater than it has ever been. With the introduction of innovative carriers that respond to market changes as they happen, there is no reason why the transport and cargo sector should be left behind. In the future, technology will lead to long term gains in efficiency and productivity in the supply chain, leading to a drop in transportation costs.