From food to everyday goods, products necessary to our daily lives are transported daily via logistics operations. Comparable to the circulation of blood in the body, logistics is a process that is vital to supporting the very foundation of our daily lives. This importance has only increased as the COVID-19 pandemic drives a trend toward “Stay Home” and consumption at home.
The logistics industry, however, is facing challenges, including driver shortages and severely time-restricted delivery arrangements, and these have generated a demand for wide-reaching increases in work efficiency. To find solutions to these issues, Hitachi Group has directed its efforts toward the full automation of delivery planning, resulting in the development of a delivery planning system that considerably improves labor environment of drivers and efficiency of transport.