Logistics 4.0 - What are exactly the goals?

The goals of Logistics 4.0 are cross-company automation and optimization of material flows and resource utilization in both inbound and outbound logistics. As a prerequisite and consequence of digitization, an interactive flexibilization of business models, processes and partner networks is created.

Without Logistic 4.0 there is no Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, is on everyone's lips. While over the years mechanization (industry 1.0), mass production (industry 2.0) and automation (industry 3.0) have made their way into production, digitization is now following, i.e. the Internet of Things and Services. This offers outstanding growth opportunities and competitive advantages for companies that welcome the associated new technologies and innovations. According to forecasts, digital transformation and automation can increase productivity by around 30 %.

 How does Logistic 4.0 work

Logistics 4.0 is not only planned once and then maintained in the same form for all eternity. It is constantly learning new things, constantly adapting to new requirements and is therefore continuously being implementing.

Logistics 4.0 focuses on the use of new, innovative technologies, such as as forecast-based supply chain management. With this and other new technologies, the following logistical key figures can be optimized:

  • Delivery reliability
  • Delivery quality
  • Delivery flexibility
  • Ability to deliver
  • Service level

To achieve this, companies must create and implement new concepts for planning, controlling, monitoring, and implementing information and material flows in Logistics 4.0. The aim is to include all levels of corporate logistics in the digital transformation and to identify suitable technologies for optimization.

Solutions for Logistics 4.0 are aimed equally at internal and external processes. For example, increasingly complex and global value chains and networks require completely new approaches to supply chain management in order to coordinate material and information flows from raw material suppliers to customers more efficiently.

Source:  https://www.maschinenmarkt.international / 26.10.2019Author / Editor: Jonas Scherf / Theresa Knell