Traka has launched a downloadable White Paper in order to highlight the significance of the logistics sector during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and through the recovery period.
Presenting the dramatic rise of the sector in the pandemic to meet demands to link goods with people like never before, the White Paper (entitled ‘Moving Forward for Distribution and Logistics’) is now available at https://systems.traka.com/white-paper/distribution
Posing the question: ‘How can the logistics sector maximise its new found prominence and proven ability to keep the UK economy moving in a post-COVID world?’, the White Paper explores the unprecedented growth during extended lockdowns and the challenges faced by the industry as it looks to move forward.
Lee Payne, market development manager for Traka UK and author of the White Paper, informed Security Matters: “At no time in the history of the logistics sector has it faced such a unique set of circumstances than those created during the pandemic. COVID-19 has changed the supply chain’s future course and given it an unexpected prominence as a vital element to economic success.”
Payne continued: “In this White Paper, we explore how COVID-19 heightened the UK’s dependence on the industry. Arguably, without it operating efficiently, scaling up quickly and investing in technology, the lockdown periods would have been even more difficult to navigate. Going forward, demand is likely to continue and logistics is well placed to contribute towards the UK’s sustainable economic recovery.”
Pace of change
The White Paper draws on the pace of change in consumer spending patterns and increasing reliance on online shopping. It cites how the distribution and logistics sector, backed by Logistics UK, was quick to respond and transform the way in which it worked.
With the recovery period in operation, the White Paper continues to suggest that, in maintaining success, there’s a need for greater innovation and technology integration.
Included is the suggestion that distribution and logistics companies that embrace the ideals of efficiency tools such as asset management could instantly optimise performance and control and monitor all physical processes as well as reduce the likelihood of human error. All contribute towards lasting social, economic and environmental benefits as part of the UK’s economic recovery.
Payne went on to comment: “Against all the challenges posed by COVID-19, logistics workers were seen by many as ‘unsung heroes’ and regularly applauded for their ‘key worker’ status. Now, with the cautious return to normality, companies have the chance to help to rebuild the economy with fast-moving goods across the UK.”
He concluded: “In this White Paper, we’ve explored the direct impact of the logistics and distribution sector, aligning it with the consumer demand for online shopping and the associated convenience. We highlight the sheer development of various technologies that can now be embraced to ensure the sector can safely maximise its success and maintain consumer confidence.”
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