||Duration: 50 Hours
Normal Track: 3 Months
Course Fee: Rs.20,000/- + 18% GST
Batches: Week Ends
Duration: 3 Hours / Day
Eligibility: Graduate – Pass
Industrial Attachment – Not Applicable
Placement Support – No
Why Robotics in Logistics?
One of the biggest challenges facing the logistics industry today is labor availability. It’s not easy for companies around the world to find enough high-quality employees to move goods from suppliers to customers. Two competing factors are making this especially difficult: The first is an increasing need for more logistics workers and this is being driven by the e-commerce revolution and its need for more parcel shipments; the second is a decline in the size of the available workforce due to shrinking population levels in the Western world.
DRONES IN LOGISTICS
With next-day delivery and even same-day delivery becoming standard, companies like Amazon and Alibaba are experimenting with drone technology to quickly get packages into the hands of customers. Early testing focuses on the practical question of how this can be done, but we took a step back to ask whether it is worth doing at all. Using a combination of a traditional delivery truck and a companion drone, our model says yes.
Delivery trucks can cover a lot of ground and carry a lot of packages. Drones are light, unrestricted by traffic, and soon won’t need a dedicated human operator. Combine the two and the result is a complementary delivery unit that can reduce the total route time by an average of 30-38 per cent compared to using a truck alone.
BLOCK CHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN LOGISTICS
For the logistics industry, block chain is promising to create transparency of all documents and transactions across the freight landscape, ultimately increasing the efficiency, agility and innovation of supply chains. In a two-part article, we examine how block chain technology can solve logistics inefficiencies, shed light on its many benefits and share real-world examples of how it’s already impacting businesses like yours.
Every day, shippers, carriers, brokers and other logistics professionals must navigate a plethora of options and “what if” scenarios when sending a truckload of goods across the country, all while documenting each step of the journey with detailed paperwork. The current process of moving goods from origin to destination is complex and lacking a single source of truth to store and track all transactions and constituents involved.
Block chain technology is particularly adept at simplifying complex and fragmented processes — like those that are commonly found within the logistics and supply chain industry. Block chain technology records transactions, tracks assets and creates a transparent and efficient system for managing all documents involved in the logistics process.
Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user. The term is generally used to describe data centers available to many users over the Internet. Large clouds, predominant today, often have functions distributed over multiple locations from central servers. If the connection to the user is relatively close, it may be designated an edge server.