Order automation occurs since we started using the integrated systems, initially only internally. With the sectors and units in full communication, we eliminated a lot of rework, several entries with the same data for different sectors and many errors, generated by the huge load of manual procedures.
This step eliminated the need to enter the same order in several departments, or even to carry out import procedures, for example. However, today, we have started to think about automation in a more comprehensive way, achieving the same integration with other participants in the chain, such as suppliers and customers.
With the transformation underway, all companies need to run to adapt, or they will lose productivity and competitiveness. Check out how to do it!
The implementation of order automation in logistics
In this context, the implementation of automation in logistics facilitates planning and, thus, eliminates bottlenecks that hinder operational efficiency and, consequently, customer satisfaction. The necessary tools and adaptations involve greater control over operational activities, improved communication, data security, cost reduction and procedures that are more flexible.
With increments such as artificial intelligence and applications that run on mobile devices, automation has taken on a new dynamic and has enabled a more humanized approach. In addition, these tools are evolving very fast, leveraging the gains they offer by adding new features and benefits. The speed of these technology improvements is difficult to follow, which is impossible without structuring the business with the adoption of robust and secure systems.
In fact, another characteristic you should be concerned with is the level of security with which you operate. The evolution of automation involves data sharing, and people are increasingly concerned with their privacy, which requires investing from the basic structure.
The role of the management system in automation
Automation starts with meeting an indispensable requirement, which is the collection of reliable inventory data, transformed into valuable information, presented in real time and easy to view, consult and analyze. These data allow the automatic execution of reports and operational procedures that generate a great deal of work. Therefore, they increase productivity significantly when automated.
Measuring packaged, bulk and liquid products, as well as real-time visualization of inventory and electronic order management in customer and supplier systems, which takes place online, are good examples of what you can expect with automation and a Management system.
These characteristics of the most modern systems, which now work with a much higher level of integration, in several channels and through intuitive digital platforms, extend automation throughout the production chain, optimizing processes in a significant way and with a high impact on profitability and profitability.
Here at Orbit Logistics, we develop highly modern and secure solutions that offer excellent performance in order automation, guaranteeing detailed information on movements, forecasts and records. One of the fundamental tools for this is the Orbit POD, which is our delivery confirmation module, triggered via smartphone.
You need to know more details applied to your reality, to assess the real impact that we can generate in your operation. Get in touch and count on the consultative service of our team!
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