We are undergoing a fundamental process of transformation: The digital revolution, including Industry 4.0, is changing our way of living and working and our social and entrepreneurial relationships. In an economic context, the entire system, across company, industry, and national borders is affected. That's why it's critical to understand what digitization means, what its implications are, how it affects our future and, most importantly, how we can make good use of it.
“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence -
it is to act with yesterday’s logic.”
– Peter Drucker
Product production and delivery to the customer takes place in most companies in the form of standardized processes. Raw materials, auxiliaries, and components are procured on the basis of demand forecasts. The supply chain management then ensures that unexpected fluctuations in demand are compensated and the flow of goods is reflected efficiently. After production, transport to the customer is triggered, completing a delivery notification in parallel. Sounds easy? It is! But only as long as there are no long lead times due to insufficient collaboration between departments or lack of process transparency. These endanger product availability and thus the entire value creation process. This is where digitization comes in.
The possibilities of digitalization, such as the integrated planning and execution of flows of goods, logistics transparency, smart warehousing, autonomous industrial trucks and prescriptive analysis tools are intended to locate and eliminate weaknesses in the order fulfillment process. In order to successfully implement appropriate systems and processes in your company, a number of structuring measures are necessary. This costs time and, of course, money. The question is: Is all the effort worth it?
We know the trends and can digitize. However, the benefit to our customers always comes first. Many companies talk about unconditional digitalization, but what good is a high investment if the return on investment isn't there? To avoid this, we rely exclusively on solutions that make a positive contribution to the development and management of your supply chain. And we network beyond company boundaries. Monitoring and support tools enable the complete, transparent integration of suppliers and customers along the value chain and ensure your company's performance in terms of cost, quality, process, and logistics.
We, at Lila Logistik, are convinced that digitization makes sense, but not at just any price.