The internet has enabled global inter-connectivity between consumers and retailers. It has also allowed for the publishing of real-time information, instant access to information and world wide sharing of knowledge, trades and findings. But how has the world wide web changed the way that logistics software operates? How has it influenced the demands set by companies for transport software? And how has the world wide web changed the future of warehouse software?
Owing to the inter-connectivity and information sharing capabilities offered by the world wide web, logistics software has transformed to allow constant communication between a company, a dispersed workforce and clients. In addition, clients are now demanding that they have 24/7 access to reports on warehousing and transport operations with the ability to communicate changes, requirements and updates to clients and employees any time of the day or night.
Warehouse software has enabled companies to stock competitors products side by side, thereby allowing more efficiency with the use of less space through the advent of cluster warehousing, which also enables fuel savings and makes warehousing more affordable for companies by sharing the costs with competitors while still retaining competitiveness.
But how has the World Wide Web changed the capabilities of warehouse software? Owing to the availability of real-time information, customers now want to know what a company has available in its warehouse. Therefore, warehouse software needs to have 24/7 control with accurate reporting on the products available in a warehouse facility. When customers order stock online, a system will be able to display whether the products are available immediately or need to be ordered and what the time of delivery will be according to product availability.
One of Dovetails clients that has mastered the cluster warehousing model is Savino Del Bene. CLick here to read: