By Nathan Forster, Head of Automotive and Transportation at T-Mobile for Business
Manual transportation and logistics (T&L) processes often throttle productivity, reduce visibility, and hamper effective collaboration among supply chain partners. But digital tools are playing an increasingly important role in this area and helping T&L organizations improve in operational resilience.
Resilient T&L organizations can thrive when they can effectively manage challenges, quickly recover from those obstacles, and even grow as a result. The problem is that those roadblocks have been more frequent and impactful since the emergence of the global pandemic.
“A series of disruptions over the past two years have altered the transportation industry, most, but not all, attributed directly or indirectly to the global COVID-19 pandemic,” IDC explains in its recent report on resiliency within the T&L industry. “Blank sailings, labor and asset shortages, elevated fuel prices, inflationary pressures, and the push for sustainability demand that organizations cultivate resilient operational capabilities.”