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Third party logistic companies (3PLs) and the supply chain have always relied on technology to meet the speed, costs, and quality demands. Technology has always been the driver to meeting customer demands, especially when it comes to supply chains. The emergence of the railroad systems in the 19th century, as well as the proliferation of trucks and other automobiles in the 1900s, had a big impact on the supply chain. These cost-effective technologies helped companies make deliveries faster and in larger amounts. We are in the 21st century now, and the internet is on the verge of transforming the supply chain in ways that we couldn’t have anticipated.
When Amazon announced Prime Air services program two years ago, people were stunned- which is understandable. Has logistics technology become so advanced that orders for online shopping can be delivered with drones? Well, not yet, but this is not a joke. Tests are underway on similar programs in Israel and the United Kingdom. The 21st century is the age of the internet that is quickly transforming everything from customers’ shopping experiences to how companies go through with their orders. Here, we are going to shed some light on emerging supply chain technologies expected …
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