From First Mile To Last Mile: How Logistics Changed Over The Last Year!

From First Mile To Last Mile: How Logistics Changed Over The Last Year!

In March 2019, the Wuhan province of China experienced an outbreak that later led to the shutdown of supply chains on a global scale. This outbreak was followed by a lockdown in all of China and, within a few months, the world. Thanks to these lockdowns, many problems were about to arise which would lead to complications for several industries essential for the world. 

The pandemic gave rise to the identification of numerous vulnerabilities within localized and international supply chains, such as dependency on a limited number of suppliers for the import of materials needed in manufacturing, and the lack of efficiency within small-scale logistics companies. 

However, the resilience of private and public entities alike has helped the human race overcome the adverse conditions that were exposed and accelerated by Covid-19. This exposure later allowed industries to maximize their efficiency by the integration of innovation within human resources and technological innovations as well. 

By March 2020, production and shipping levels had recovered to 92% of pre-pandemic production levels, exactly a year after the original outbreak. And today, we’re going to talk about the extensive effects of Covid-19 on the pandemic, and how logistics has evolved over the past year to overcome unexpected adversities. 

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There is no doubt in saying that overseeing and maintaining fleets to ensure operations are seamless can work wonders for the growth of your business. Leveraging telematics technology can enhance aspects such as route optimization, operating costs management, vehicle maintenance, driver management, etc. In addition, it ensures 100% compliance with government regulations.

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The supply chain plays an important role in the strategic chain creation of a company’s values. Making the right choice when planning your logistics strategies and externalization offers you the most profitable ways and create value.

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All this influenced companies to search for ways to adapt to the occurring crises to protect their businesses which generated the evolvement of the Supply Chain Management.

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Due to the global pandemic (COVID-19), the supply chain and logistics were the affected sectors back in 2020. Companies have been forced to search for new strategies and enhancements to adapt to the customers' sudden change of behaviour. All this is due to the domination of e-commerce and online purchase, which made them unable to resist the technology and to enhance their digital supply chain management and business performance.

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