Logistics Technology is Always Evolving

Author Ian Voigts
Date February 29, 2024

Companies that are not keeping up with and monitoring the evolution of logistics technology will only find themselves bringing up the rear of the fleet. At VPL, we have invested in learning about new and emerging technologies that will increase our efficiencies and ability to serve our customers better. From AI and advanced tracking systems to premier pricing and analytics tools, our industry is not the same as it was 10 years ago.

One of the most transformative advancements has been the rise of digitalization. With the advent of cloud computing, we now have unprecedented access to real-time data, enabling the tracking of shipments, seamless communication with our drivers, and the ability to optimize routes with unparalleled precision. This level of visibility not only enhances operational efficiency but also enables our dedicated teams to be active decision-makers, putting our customer needs to the forefront.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are revolutionizing supply chain planning and forecasting. By analyzing vast amounts of historical data and market trends, AI-powered algorithms can generate accurate demand forecasts, reducing load costs. Through predictive analytics, we empower our teams to identify potential bottlenecks and inefficiencies before they occur, enabling us to streamline operations and improve overall performance.

Our carrier network extends to over 20,000 small, medium, and large carriers all over the nation. We have dedicated time and effort into developing the right relationships that go through our vetting program. This ensures that your deliveries are handled by precisely the right carrier. Along with our existing relationship, technology has expanded our access to over 150,000+ additional carriers.

What that does for your shipment is paramount. You can trust that the right solution for your shipments is at our fingertips. And with our expert, dedicated teams, we can provide those solutions right away. We know how important trust; peace of mind and an expectation of transparency is required.

All technology has its benefits and drawbacks. What technology can provide in efficiencies, transparency, and monitoring, it lacks in personality, relationship, and experience. While we invest in technology, technology is here to enable our people to do their jobs well, not replace them all together. And while technology moves at an unprecedented pace, supply chains continue to operate with tried-and-true methods; human-to-human.