Technology in every field is constantly changing for the better. In the distribution system too, new technologies bring changes in how the system comprising of the manufacturers, distributors and retailers works to gain the biggest market share. Processes that are involved with warehousing, shipping and selling are changing rapidly to impact the existing distribution system. And, if your business does not adapt to these changes, you will be left far behind. This is why you must tie up with a leading 3PL who is well-established and is continuously aware of the constant changes taking place in the industry. One such name is Jayem Logistics, who provides the finest inventory management and distribution in India, and can help boost up your business by providing you with the best logistics and warehousing solutions.
New technologies like RFID tags, delivery drones, etc. have been tested and are being rolled out rapidly to be used wherever their application can save time and money. In the next few years, ordering products will be an entirely different experience for customers. Whether it is a common product lying in the local warehouse, or an unusual product that needs to be picked up from elsewhere, the upcoming technologies are sure to satisfy the needs and demands of customers like never before!
Ordering common products
When a customer orders a common and popular product, it will possibly be lying in the local warehouse. A robot working in the warehouse having the product in stock will have the order added to the list. The software installed will optimize the list to the best so that the robot has to make as few trips as possible. The product ordered will be picked up and placed on the conveyor belt, where it will be automatically boxed, packed and addressed. It will then be brought to a pickup platform from where the delivery drone will pick it up. The delivery drone will read the address and plot an appropriate route to deliver the package to its destination.
Ordering uncommon products
If a customer orders an uncommon item that is not in the local warehouse, it will need to be brought in from elsewhere. In such a case, the supplier will find out the closest warehouse where the product is available and will place the order. The product will be sent to the automatic truck loading dock, which will be picked up by a driverless truck. The truck is driven to the center closest to the customer, where it is automatically unloaded onto a delivery van that is assigned for local deliveries. These vehicles have drivers as the local road networks are too complicated and full of obstacles. The driver then reaches the delivery destination and unloads the product.
When there are multiple product orders from one destination area, the driver reaches the neighbourhood and finds a safe parking area to fold down the rear door of the van and create a small launch platform. Here the deliveries are brought down and grouped by neighbourhood by drones who read the address on each package and assemble the packages accordingly. The drones then plan the route to the customers’ homes and takes off. This way multiple drones complete the task in the neighbourhood and nearby areas in around one-fifth of the normal time!
Thus, these latest developments and technologies save time and money, which allows for rapid deliveries and proves more convenient for customers.