The first prototype delivery by an Amazon drone was made in December 2016 – and it took just 15 minutes to deliver the package to its destination. While the service called Amazon Prime Air is still in the testing phase, it signals a whole new phase for the logistics industry, and it’s a good look at what drones could mean for your future logistics.
Here’s what drones can do for you.
Drones and the Future Logistics
Drones Do More than Deliver
They can do more than just deliveries for your warehouse; they can also do some of the work on the inside of the warehouse, too. How many man-hours are currently spent moving things from one end to another? And how many hours are spent counting stock by hand? They have the capacity to replace both of these functions, and automatic stock scanning by drones in warehouses is already being tested by some major retailers.
They can also assist with your security system: Drones are able to keep an eye on the parts of your warehouse where guards and normal surveillance cameras would be ineffective or costly.
Drone Tracking on the Road
Drones can also do more than just watch your warehouse; as laws surrounding drones are adapted, your drones can even keep an eye on what’s going on around and on top of your warehouse at the same time – and drone tracking might even be employed to keep drivers on the road safe. This allows you easy contact with your drivers, and an effective way to keep in touch with them at all times to ensure the safety of your drivers and their cargo.
Drones and Your Budget
Drones seem like an expensive and high-tech option to many business owners – but that’s not true anymore. The costs of drones are going down as new technologies develop, and you can purchase a drone for less than you might think. Purchase the right one for your needs – ensure that it can handle the job you want to use it for (i.e. surveillance versus product scanning), and implement it on a temporary basis as your own in-house experiment – you’ll see the benefit of a full fleet of drones soon enough.
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