If Covid has taught us anything, it’s that even the most unexpected of things can happen. This means that the way we do things and what we once took for granted may not be the best or safest ways to do them anymore. In order to combat that, we’ve had to come up with a lot of new innovations. This includes the distribution and logistics end of things as well. In this post, we’ll look at some innovations being made in the area of distribution to get the valuable products we need out to the general populace.
Better Weighing and Inspection Equipment
Scales and inspection equipment are some of the most important aspects of distribution logistics. They’re necessary to keep things like food, medicine, and other goods at their best quality
Weighing systems need a lot of care as they’re exposed to all sorts of elements that can make them less accurate or even break them completely. It’s not unheard of for scales in warehouses to be moved around on forklifts which may cause problems with accuracy over time if it is not taken into consideration when designing the scale itself.
Making sure your scales and inspection equipment are as up-to-date as possible will not only ensure quality but will speed up distribution times by eliminating many of the headaches that go along with the process.
Improve the Packaging and Shipping Process
There are many innovations in packaging and shipping that can help to speed up the process, as well.
First off, there are new types of containers called which allow for quick loading onto conveyor belts. This removes containers from being handled by humans too much which means less risk of items being dropped or mishandled. They’re also stackable so they take up less space than traditional boxes, allowing more trucks on-site at once without needing to worry about additional storage areas.
More delivery options through local postal services, courier services, and other outlets have improved delivery times and made it possible to get products where they need to be in a more efficient manner.
Processing Orders Faster
Finding different ways to process orders faster. From the customer back end, like online order processing through UPS and FedEx that can be done by someone in a warehouse or distribution center without needing to wait for an employee at their desk (because they’re doing other work).
Improved Production Processes
Better production processes help speed up delivery times as well. Removing stages of human intervention where there are opportunities, especially when it comes time to package products and ship them out is important. Products can be put into boxes more quickly with less chance of items being dropped or mishandled – leading to quicker shipping times too!
There are lots more innovative ideas that companies large and small have been using to improve product distribution over the years. Taking advantage of these will see us not caught off guard the next time the unexpected happens.