Technology does not force people out of logistics

People still play an important role in logistics.

Warehouses are starting to implement new technology.Warehouses are starting to implement new technology. (Source: SME)

Modern technology may replace manpower in many areas. In logistics, this includes activities related to the handling of goods.

Fortunately, people in logistics do not have to worry about losing their jobs, while experts do not expect the full exchange of people for technology. In the coming years, new technology should not affect employment due to the financial difficulty of implementation, according to Aleksander Raczynski, director of the Gefco logistics service provider for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

“Autonomous technologies can be a response to the shortage of people in the sector, but it is more about the future than the present,” Raczynski told The Slovak Spectator.

Automation leads to a demand for new positions closely related to the arrival of Logistics 4.0, which is the concept of interconnection of logistics processes using the internet, digital technologies, artificial intelligence and microchips. This will create jobs for a new generation, Raczynski said.

Automation and digitisation

Logistics companies have already used a wide range of modern technologies which both replace and do not replace human power in their operation.

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