The importance of IT for logistics and transport platforms

In a world where digital technology is at the heart of business operations, transport and logistics companies are no exception. The dematerialisation of data allows a global management of the information system. The implementation of a quality network is essential to optimise the company’s performance. However, for these sectors in particular, specific constraints must be taken into account.

What is the role of the network in logistics and transport companies?

Warehouse operations require access to information in real time. Thanks to an efficient network, it is possible for teams not only to be connected to various peripherals (printers, scanners, etc.) but above all to use barcode readers (handhelds), PDAs (personal digital assistants) and computers. Auto-ID and RFID are also compatible with this type of installation. The proper functioning of these tools is essential to ensure the productivity of the warehouse. In addition, the network also allows access, if necessary, to data from other sites, whether in France or abroad. The various players can then communicate in real time via an ERP. The deployment of efficient mobile computing technologies makes it possible to significantly increase performance. The company thus gains in competitiveness.

What constraints should be taken into account?

Logistics and storage warehouses have physical and functional constraints that must be taken into account when choosing and installing a network solution. The fact that they are often made up of large surfaces or multi-sites has an influence. In addition, the materials making up the structure or the nature of the goods stored has an impact on the proper circulation of waves and therefore on the functioning of the network. For these reasons, it is very important to carry out an audit beforehand. Note that any specialist company will carry out a study beforehand in order to define the most suitable solution.  The study can be carried out on site or on the basis of a plan and will make it possible to define the necessary coverage. It will also define the number of devices, check the good diffusion of the waves and evaluate the security of the network.

What network solutions for logistics and transport companies?

Our network experts are able to provide solutions designed to deliver optimum performance, while reducing costs and labour. We have selected the best on the market. They are comprehensive and offer a multitude of features that support businesses as they evolve and grow.

A good network ultimately allows for the right cost control and resource allocation within the company. As a result, the company can focus on its core business and become more competitive.

In order to offer a complete service, we provide our customers with equipment that is adapted to their needs. We select the best rugged mobility solutions, ideal to face extreme conditions of use: solidity, waterproofing, long battery life… Our team also advises you in the choice of collaborative tools adapted to your needs. For more information, contact us.

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