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This text was translated from our Spanish edition utilizing AI applied sciences. Errors might exist on account of this course of.


The large theme of 2020 was, for sure, COVID-19. The pandemic not solely modified social and work behaviors, but additionally remodeled companies, particularly these associated to logistics. Because of the pandemic, e-commerce has elevated its demand in very vital percentages, inflicting a problem for provide chains and residential supply providers.

The quarantine and the shortcoming to depart residence, generated new consumption habits, which have affected the pace of supply, demand and provide planning. Nonetheless, the Latin American market, with instances reminiscent of Pibox, has seen the pandemic as a wonderful progress alternative, which largely relies on the event of eLogistics.

In reality, the logistics utility Pibox generated on this interval greater than 2 million shipments within the 4 nations the place it operates (Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Brazil), positioning itself because the logistics participant with the best progress within the final yr. Based mostly on these information, the corporate additionally expects to develop by 300% within the coming months to determine itself within the logistics sector within the area.

Digital logistics, the group to advertise e-commerce

ELogistics or digital logistics refers to every of the digital technique and group processes that make up an e-commerce, from buy administration to logistics transport, via product inventories, storage and sale. That is to supply the shopper a person expertise that’s not solely efficient, however fully passable, encompassing all of the calls for of digital commerce.

Because of digital logistics, e-commerce purchase more practical strategies to optimize their procedures, particularly product deliveries, since this includes extra providers, in addition to higher administration of data in actual time with a view to be attentive to every of the steps within the provide chain. For this, eLogistics makes use of essentially the most superior and tailored know-how of the second.

Logistics panorama in Latin America

“Digital logistics platforms not solely cut back working prices, but additionally facilitate the assembly between the consumer and the corporate, decreasing supply occasions and enhancing communication”, says Daniel Rodríguez, CEO of Pibox. In reality, the World Commerce Group (WTO) predicts that these platforms might enhance commerce in items by 2 share factors in comparison with a baseline state of affairs.

As if that weren’t sufficient, final January the World Financial Discussion board anticipated that the demand for last-mile deliveries would develop 78% worldwide by 2030. Nonetheless, it’s nearly a incontrovertible fact that this sum is far increased as a result of pandemic and in the meanwhile that we stay in, the place LATAM is offered as one of many predominant growing markets.

Benefits of making use of eLogistics

“The good benefit of the appliance of digital logistics is a rise within the productiveness of the logistics course of, this because of the conjunction of essentially the most present know-how that features instruments reminiscent of Information Evaluation, Huge Information, IoT, Open Information, connectivity in time actual, augmented actuality and digital actuality ”, mentioned Rodríguez.

ELogistics will help enhance enterprise and retail operations in Latin America. Equally, by digitizing or optimizing buying and supply processes, corporations might obtain a discount of as much as 25% in transport prices primarily. Which represents vital quantities, since in Latin America transport logistics means 15% of the price of a product, nearly double that of Europe and the USA.


Photograph: Courtesy Pibox

Essential logistics challenges sooner or later

Each within the rapid future and within the one which extends to the next years, the logistics sector nonetheless has nice challenges forward:

  • Facilitate returns: reap the benefits of reverse logistics, forwarding and reselling providers provided by logistics operators.
  • Adapt to “inexperienced logistics”: it’s not sufficient to be socially accountable corporations, however they have to search strategies that don’t pollute or have an effect on the surroundings, in addition to use the best quantity of natural sources.
  • Up-to-date professionals: at present it’s needed that these concerned in a logistics chain should continuously replace themselves to implement new methods and never delay in procedures.

“Though the pandemic stopped some business operations, e-commerce soared in unthinkable quantities earlier than 2020, which represents an excellent alternative to take advantage of the Latin American market, which is able to adapt to new applied sciences via digital logistics to enhance every of its processes and to have the ability to increase itself globally because it deserves ”, concluded the CEO of Pibox.