Logistics leaders leverage AI and quantum tech to enhance operations and resilience
For decades, supply chain management relied on antiquated pen-and-paper systems, but customer demands are rapidly modernizing the industry. Automation and data-driven solutions now replace dated methods to better serve evolving needs.
As deliveries generate huge data streams, effectively harnessing this information remains a challenge. Significant knowledge still resides with individual experts rather than being shared digitally. “How do we extract someone’s expertise into an accessible format?” asks Sean Tinney, VP at Unisys.
Meanwhile, consumers expect Amazon-style convenience – on-time delivery, real-time tracking, and seamless experiences. Achieving this requires skillfully utilizing supply chain data.
Through longstanding airline partnerships, Unisys enables connections between diverse logistics players to meet escalating service demands. Now, their pioneering solution – Unisys Logistics Optimization – combines industry savvy with leading-edge technology to tackle supply chain pain points.
Quantum Computing Maximizes Efficiencies
The last shipping leg presents numerous variables, from pallet building to plane loading. Unisys leverages artificial intelligence, advanced analytics and quantum computing to streamline these processes. This trifecta helps optimize inventory locations, pallet configurations, and delivery routes.
In hectic logistics environments, on-the-fly problem solving often leads to inefficiencies – wasted space, half-filled pallets, and lost profits. Unisys’ solution leverages quantum computing’s instant data crunching to dynamically improve these everyday missteps.
As Tinney explains, “When something goes wrong, quantum computing can evaluate endless scenarios instantly to determine the best fix – adding a package, sending it three-quarters full.”
The Road Ahead: Resilience and Sustainability
By integrating emerging technologies, Unisys Logistics Optimization enables real-time optimizations for reduced costs and emissions. From airlines to freight forwarders, it offers enhanced processes, revenue, and sustainability.
Quantum computing marks the next wave of innovation for logistics leaders. By capitalizing on these futuristic tools, supply chains can enhance both operations and resilience in our unpredictable world.
By leveraging their expertise and resources, Lading Logistics aims to provide efficient and reliable international shipping and logistics solutions for their clients.