How DevOps can help Logistics Industry?
The world has evolved to an extent that many critical processes are happening at a matter of fingertips.
And, the technology solutions made it much easier by easing many mission-critical tasks across industries.
Moreover, new-age practices like DevOps are completely transforming the industry functioning, by bridging gaps between important teams of an organization.
DevOps is already revolutionizing the IT business but has a lot to do for other industries!
‘Logistics’ is one such industry known for its mission-critical tasks.
Technology in Logistics Industry
Over the years, the logistics industry has developed a lot from taking months’ time for moving shipments to deploying robotics and more advanced technologies to get the work done faster than before.
The industry has been at the forefront in adopting every new technology.
According to the Logistics, Supply Chain and Transportation 2023 report by Forbes, more than two-thirds of the logistics industry players expect technology addition as a means to achieving high productivity.
Many of the survey respondents reported their inclination to blockchain technology allied to Internet of Things (IoT) and telematics.
53 percent of respondents reported technology deployment as an appropriate solution to achieve enhanced customer experience, majorly through today’s trending technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Technologies that are popularly knowing for shaping the logistics industry include:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Internet of Things
- Autonomous Vehicles
While these are today’s high-performing technology solutions, DevOps, as a culture-driven approach, plays a significant role in many of today’s technologies.
DevOps for Logistics Industry
Be it Cloud, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, or Machine Learning, DevOps definitely has an important role in transforming the software process chain of that particular technology environment.
Thanks to the DevOps collaborative culture that made it possible!
While technologies like IoT play crucial in the logistics industry for tracking and management operations, DevOps has a great value-addition.
For instance, if we look at DevOps value-addition to IoT, security and faster development through cross-collaboration among the working teams is one of the key DevOps value-additions to IoT functioning.
With its continuous integration and continuous deployment abilities, DevOps helps in automating the build verification testing process by breaking the entire development lifecycle into multiple stages.
Unlike traditional release-based delivery model, DevOps breaks down the development cycle into incremental design, coding, integration, testing, delivery and monitoring mechanisms.
Thus, DevOps helps in achieving faster and flexible development with timely feedbacks from deployment teams, thus making it possible to tackle continuous adoption of dynamic conditions and requirements in IoT without causing an additional burden.
Coming to the case of Artificial Intelligence, AI-DevOps combination can bring in a wide range of transformation in terms of Data Accessibility, Predictive Analytics, self-governing systems, application development, among others.
Machine Learning capabilities backed by DevOps also offers some special advantages such as Application Progress, Quality Check, Secured Application Delivery, Seamless Production Cycles, Triage Analytics, Early Detection, among others.
Summarized, DevOps players have a key role in logistics operations such as:
- End-to-end development of features
- Designing solutions
- Code development and deployments
- Executing CI/CD cycles in a containerized environment
- Collaborate with AWS Stack
- Set up API Gateways
- Dealing with Databases like Mongo DB, MySQL, among others
- Build, deploy and run automated cycles for seamless connectivity systems and applications
- Migrate platforms
- Monitor, log and audits of production systems for compliance
Business Benefits of DevOps in the Logistics Industry
Get the DevOps culture-driven approach to see a new wave of operations in logistics industry!