The importance of technology in the supply chain
We know that technology contributes to the organization and improvement of a company’s results. In addition to favoring a constant update in the production method, it also helps to maintain the workflow, overcoming challenges that reduce the efficiency of the logistics chain.
However, its high optimization potential is even more evident when implemented in the supply chain.
This is an English term that means “Supply Chain”. That is, it deals with the path taken by the products inside the warehouse, from the beginning of their production until they reach the final consumer.
Intrinsic, complex and indispensable for logistics centers, it determines the production flow, and its way of acting directly influences the competence of the place.
Therefore, we can imagine that it follows current market trends in order to meet the changing needs of those who will have access to the final products.
This is even more intense when we analyze the increase in demand in recent years. Fostered by technological advances, the supply chain had to keep up with this transformation and stimulate production.
But how to do this without saturating the logistics center? Using technology and tools that help nurture development, foster growth and replicate good results anywhere in Brazil.
Benefits of technology in the supply chain
- Optimize performance
The supply chain determines the ability of a logistics center to deliver its demands on time and with the required excellence. However, the implementation of technologies boosts this, as it allows efforts to be delegated to more creative tasks, optimizing the current form of production.
In addition to remaining free to consider their own way of working, employees do not need to perform repetitive tasks. Consequently, it is possible to reduce human errors and avoid spending on solutions.
With this reduction, operating costs are reduced to the basics, while production is strengthened and streamlined, improving overall performance.
- Boost profits
If losses are minimized and excesses extinguished, it can be considered that profits are potentialized with a more homogeneous production, in greater quantity and with fewer errors.
It is also possible to invest in related areas that improve production indirectly. An example is the transformation of the way of working and the implementation of new products.
- More organized processes
Technological tools allow processes to be synchronized through clear communication between sectors. In this way, it is possible to coordinate actions and establish a strategy that brings benefits to the entire company.
This is possible with automation. Automated processes reduce the need for manpower and bring industry-specific advantages that collectively drive overall optimization.
And speaking of collective advantages, it is important to consider that technological tools establish performance, quality and objective standards applicable to all stages of production. This helps to replicate successes and eliminate errors that may arise.
The idea is to establish a quality model that is declared in the company’s operating policy and that is part of its mission, being present in all phases of action.
- Overcome challenges
We have already talked about how the analysis of possible scenarios was a challenge that was difficult to overcome in the supply chain. Determining possibilities is the big differential to keep the flow up to date.
Some technological tools establish protocols from data obtained by the system itself. Every day information is collected to produce reports that indicate points for improvement.
This makes it possible for another challenge to be overcome as well: the difficulty of implementing a resilient and competitive supply chain.
- win competition
Technology emerged precisely to establish a reliable flow, which would guarantee facilities for all professionals involved and act as a work differential.
Tools such as automation allow the standardization of good results and help in daily work. However, this is just the beginning.
As they streamline demands and improve productivity, they deliver more efficient results to customers, ensuring their satisfaction. This is essential for anyone looking to differentiate themselves and beat the competition. In this case, technology opens spaces, presenting a company as an authority.
Technologies applied in the supply chain
As we have seen, technological tools applied to the supply chain reserve essential benefits to maintain constant flow and overcome common challenges in the sector. However, each resource offers particular advantages, allowed according to its application.
One example is technologies for efficient movement and storage:
The Porta Pallets are perhaps one of the most recognized in the area for allowing a good use of space in warehouses that keep palletized products. Arranged one on top of the other, they favor the verticalization and optimization of the available space.
The same with Mini Porta Pallets , which although they have the same components and functionalities, are lighter and aimed at small loads.
The Mini Loads , on the other hand, have an automatic system for load units packed in plastic or cardboard boxes. The storage is of high density, selecting products in an agile way, even in integrated operations.
However, perhaps the most important innovation is automation . It allows processes to be synchronized, favoring a strategic inventory turnover, avoiding failures and excesses.
Among the automated structures we have Lifting Systems , which take products from one level to another, and Motorized Conveyors , which favor easy transport of items, using models that can be combined to deliver the efficiency that customers are looking for.
All these advantages are available on the Águia Sistema website, where it is possible to learn about specific structures and benefits for each business, and manage to deliver the best results for all logistics center formats. Log in and check it out.