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Cloud-based applications continue to gain an important foothold in supply chain management. Increasingly, the benefits associated with logistical transport through migration to Cloud Computing have become a competitive advantage for companies in the sector.
In a very broad concept, the cloud refers to the provision of technology infrastructure, data storage, software and security solutions through datacenters located in different parts of the world and provided by specialized companies such as Amazon.
From the user's point of view, all information is stored and easily accessible online on different types of devices such as desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. However, the strategic advantages of applying cloud computing in different sectors have allowed considerable cost savings and real growth for companies that have migrated to the cloud.
Logisticians' top concerns regarding the adoption of cloud computing include security, system reliability, privacy, and backup and recovery plans.
On the other hand, companies providing Cloud Computing, such as AWS and its strategic partners such as Sky.One , present complete solutions , which in addition to resolving all points considered critical, offer supply chain management solutions, which allow efficient management and better strategic decisions.
Let's see the real advantages of associating cloud computing with logistical transport.
Understanding the price associated with each logistical element in a supply chain allows you to easily control your costs. Pricing elements within transportation and storage can fluctuate based on different factors such as weather, market conditions or demand.
With so much volatility, price adjustments, when not updated in real time, can cause major financial losses to companies in the sector. The use of cloud computing allows the management and access to data at the same speed at which it is updated. Ease of access on different devices further enhances this performance capability.
The inventory you own is the most direct means of controlling risk and optimizing costs. Real-time inventory management allows you to maximize your ability to respond to fluctuations in demand while maintaining your reserve for emergencies.
Streaming data from the cloud gives you infinitely more precise control over inventory levels. With shared and secure access by the entire team, inventory information is always kept up-to-date, generating more competitiveness and decision-making power.
In any repetitive system, pattern recognition is essential for optimization. Cloud integration allows metrics to be taken and analyzed in a variety of ways to streamline the use of these standards in transport and acquisition.
Cloud-based software systems help define standards and use them to streamline processes and eliminate excesses that cause waste.
Logistics, when integrated into the cloud, not only provides real-time data, it makes it accessible to the entire team, regardless of location or time. The facilitated access makes the processes, which require more detailed supervision and closer follow-up, much easier to apply.
Logistics managers can observe processes with accurate information from remote locations, allowing the immediate deployment of resources in case of need for prompt response and according to the associated risk level.
The last benefit is associated with the essence of cloud computing, where the investment in having an information technology structure, with resources that can guarantee the security and high availability of operations, becomes real with a low investment when compared to the acquisition of all the necessary architecture to meet the demands of the logistics sector.
Cloud-based supply chain solutions offerings are clearly on the rise and showing great results. With several successful cases , Sky.One , as a strategic partner of AWS, has extensive experience with cloud migration solutions and projects.
This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.
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