Logistics & Transportation: Driving Productivity Home
Streamlining operations with more efficient business processes is a major area of emphasis for industry.
With technologies like radio frequency identification and supply chain automation starting to play a major role at many logistics and transportation companies, it's no surprise that their IT departments are using business intelligence tools to make business processes more efficient. Fifty-three percent of companies in the sector have plans to install more efficient business processes.
Logistics and transportation companies tend to spend a smaller portion of their revenue on IT. Companies surveyed indicate they will spend an average of 2% of their annual revenue on technology in the coming year, nearly a full percentage point decline from spending levels four years ago, but the same as last year. Two-thirds of that IT budget will go to ongoing maintenance, while only a third is expected to be spent on new projects.
Many businesses count on an efficient supply chain to reduce costs and time to market, giving them a competitive edge, so increasing productivity remains a concern for logistics and transportation companies. Nearly half of them use business intelligence tools and 47% boost network bandwidth to raise productivity. Forty-two percent have deployed collaborative software for productivity benefits.
About a third of logistics and transportation companies are protecting customer data by deploying encryption techniques, three-quarters deploy wireless e-mail, and 37% say they have wide deployments of voice over IP.
Penske Truck Leasing is the top-ranked company in this sector, at No. 11.
Inside Logistics & Transportation
of Industry's Annual Revenue Devoted to IT
of IT Budget Devoted to New Projects
of Companies Expecting 2006 IT Spending to Exceed 2005
Creating New Products/Services for Customers in 2006
with Global Supply Chain
Deploying Business Intelligence Tools to Raise Productivity
[Interop ITX 2017] State Of DevOps ReportThe DevOps movement brings application development and infrastructure operations together to increase efficiency and deploy applications more quickly. But embracing DevOps means making significant cultural, organizational, and technological changes. This research report will examine how and why IT organizations are adopting DevOps methodologies, the effects on their staff and processes, and the tools they are utilizing for the best results.
Digital Transformation Myths & TruthsTransformation is on every IT organization's to-do list, but effectively transforming IT means a major shift in technology as well as business models and culture. In this IT Trend Report, we examine some of the misconceptions of digital transformation and look at steps you can take to succeed technically and culturally.