The overall volume of commerce in the world dropped by 9.2% in 2020 and it is expected to rise about 7.2% in 2021. In the next 12 months, technological solutions will increase productivity up to 15% and will reduce the cost of fuel by as much as 25%. The 46% of companies that make up the supply chain felt pressure to venture into digital fleet management and improve the sustainability of their operations.
These are some of the conclusions drawn from the “Report on transportation and fleet management in 2020”, that was prepared by Pulpomatic in collaboration with a wide panel of professionals and experts in the sector.
DHL, Element Fleet, Bepensa Drinks...
Among the contributors that participated in this comprehensive report, we can find, among others, Antonio Arranz, CEO of DHL Mexico, Manuel Tamayo, country head of Element Fleet Management Corp of Mexico, and Jorge Juan Escudero, CEO de Bepensa Drinks. They were joined by a dozen more experts in logistics management and supply chain, fleet management, artificial intelligence and logistics training.
The telecommuting boom, has forced companies towards a more flexible model and make improvements in last mile logistics; these are key relevant issues left by 12 months of turmoil. In 2020, the first great advances began to take place providing an answer to the question of how to solve logistic challenges in the face of the e-commerce boom.
In the year 2020, digital transformation experienced its greatest leap in terms of logistics, transportation and fleet management. Also, disruptive solutions were developed in response to the e-commerce boom. The report also previews, in addition, what are the most important logistic challenges in 2021.
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Logistic trends for 2021
One of the biggest trends in 2021 is the development of a new model for urban mobility. Fleet operations in 2021 will answer to the challenges of new models of transportation for professional transport and service fleets, as well as for individuals. The previous statement also needs to account for sustainability and the need to achieve the greatest efficiency in transportation. These objectives will be achieved by planning, carrying out the best maintenance, and an increase in capacity.
In terms of digital transformation and efficiency, the first will be the key to making better use of fleets, which will allow in 2021 to reduce the number of vehicles in use and fuel consumption. One of the solutions it provides is the optimization of routes and deliveries which will be more strategic than ever.You may be interested in the following: Fleet management: Understanding Related Costs