Digital disruption in logistics

eCommerce logistics the next disruption in the African Logistics Industry. In Africa, 40 percent of annual growth in e-commerce activity is predicted over the next decade. African logistics companies have started digitization with automation in picking, packing, and sorting operations, smart warehouses, farm to fork monitoring, etc

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COVID & Digitization across Africa

The level of digitization in Africa has generally been quite slow. But the COVID19 pandemic is accelerating trends such as digitization and local manufacturing. Due to curfews and lockdowns in order to enforce physical distancing in warehouses, consumers are now engaging with businesses through online channels, onsite delivery, and store pickup are automated to ensure customer safety, with increased adoption by older generations. COVID19 has moved digitization in logistics from a niche market into mass adoption.

Smart warehouses & eCommerce  – the next disruption in logistics
 
COVID & Digitization across South Africa

The level of digitization in Africa has generally been quite slow. But the COVID19 crisis is accelerating trends such as digitization and local manufacturing. Due to curfews and lockdowns in order to enforce physical distancing, consumers are now engaging with businesses through online channels, with increased adoption by older generations.

COVID19 has moved digitization from a niche market into mass adoption. The transportation, freight forwarding & warehousing industry has the third-highest automation potential of any sector. The reasons for digital technology adoption by logistics companies could be due to the following factors.

● A growing shortage of labor in the logistics sector
● The explosion in demand from online retailers
● Technology advances in the logistics industry

There is a huge expansion of giants like Amazon, JD.com in logistics, and warehouse space even expanding to remote areas in line with the ongoing disruption. They threaten to shunt traditional logistics companies toward low-margin services, which may not justify an investment in automation.

Many logistics technologies like advanced robotics, smart sensor applications, analytics in transport, and smart warehouses, logistics platform, eCommerce logistics are available but the adoption by companies depends on proving ROI for the investment.

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