Computerized Advances Affect Shipping & Logistics

The manufacturing industry has seen huge innovations in the past 10 years, from advanced barcode scanners, conveyor systems and robotics to 3D printing and more. Just like the manufacturing industry, the transportation sector has seen new technology develop over recent years. Transportation, logistics and distribution systems have become completely computerized, allowing companies to have better control and visibility over their supply chains. In turn, companies require a more advanced level of computer literacy and ability to adapt to technology among new employees. Shipping managers can be faced with logistics systems that track incoming and outgoing Ocean freight FCL and LCL shipments. Warehouse floors are now hard to find without forklifts with built-in scales, digital Bills of Lading and still more software to keep track of domestic freight shipping. Companies like seek to simplify the supply chain with software solutions like RateSphere 2.0 - a unique and industry leading suite which allows customers to quote, schedule and track LTL and FTL shipments, as well as International shipments moving by small parcel, ocean freight or air freight service.