The recent awakening concerning our society and its environmental impacts has highlighted many items we produce. Plastics have always been at the forefront of this debate, especially how the raw materials for their production are obtained. Mining worldwide has long been a subject of controversy, mainly due to its environmental impact, but also because of human rights issues.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing many industries and logistics is at the forefront. The old, traditional style warehouse has been transformed into a smarter, faster, and more efficient ecosystem that utilizes advanced technology to automate operations. The differing technologies work together to increase accuracy and speed while reducing costs.
As the pandemic seems to be loosening its grip on society, we have witnessed a migration of tech and businesses to different areas of the country. We don’t believe legacy tech hubs will go away, but the investment is spreading to new tech hubs that include Austin, Atlanta, Raleigh, Nashville, Miami, and Denver.
But with rapid growth comes its own problems. Aside from infrastructure, residential inventory, and cost of living increases, many businesses need to consider technical needs and requirements.
Warehousing and logistics are among the first industries to fully embrace the digital transformation. Digital tracking and inventory management is a key component of the modern transfer of goods between countries and clients. This is fortunate, in that the logistics and warehousing industry is fully positioned to leverage technology and the Internet to overcome significant problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.