One of the most negatively impacted industries by the pandemic is the global logistics industry.
At the very early stages of the pandemic, the world entered a lockdown, borders were shut, flights grounded quickly, and the movement that was given priority was for emergency and safety equipment – understandably so. There was also increased demand for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
While this was ongoing, the world experienced an astronomical increase in e-commerce purchases, more people across the world relied on online shopping. This further put more pressure on the global supply chains.
Whilst combating these pressures, logistics operators had to place priority on the health and safety of their employees by way of reviewing and reworking their supply chains, bringing about changes in their workforce, considering logistics automation and new warehouse management structures.
It was expedient for most logistics firms to swiftly adapt to these numerous changes within the past one plus year to stay in business, those who could not, couldn’t stay afloat.