In this modern age, logistics operations heavily depend on paperwork. Shipping processes generate huge volumes of documents and exchange documents in different formats with other companies. The dependency on traditional tools for processing documents is slowing down the business process for logistics companies. With the traditional tools, a great amount of time is spent on processing documents rather than on other aspects of the business process.
As technology advances, customer expectations have also gone up, and companies must strive to meet their growing demands. It is high time logistics companies improved their back-office efficiency to meet business goals and customer demands.
Automating document-heavy process
Given the sheer volume of documents involved in the shipping process, processing them using traditional methods is a nightmare. It goes through a series of steps such as receiving documents, reading and understanding each document, entering data into a system, and then cross-checking the data. Commercial invoices, packing lists, bills of lading, and certificates of origin are only a few of the many documents whose form and content vary from document to document. As a cost-intensive, time-consuming, and error-prone process, logistic companies need automation solutions to eliminate the bottleneck areas in their document-intensive process. An automation tool allows logistics companies to automate their back-office operations to enable faster operations.
Let's see how this is possible.
AI in document workflow automation
Unlike traditional automation tools, processing complex documents need a powerful and efficient solution. AI-powered automation tools can process large volumes of documents by fetching documents from emails or share folders, classifying documents, extracting necessary data from them, verifying data, consolidating, and transferring data to existing third-party applications, thus enabling end-to-automation. With the help of the right AI automation solution, logistic companies can automate their document-heavy processes and eliminate human intervention to increase accuracy in processing them and the efficiency of the business process.
Since shipping documents vary in types and formats, companies need an intelligent solution that can process any complex document. The solution should also offer easy integration with existing tools to ease the business process.
With an AI-powered automation solution, logistics companies can enjoy:
Improved data accuracy
Better utilization of employee time
Enhanced efficiency and productivity
Automation, the first step to digital transformation
In today's world, where automation is becoming an integral part of many businesses, logistic companies can reap huge benefits by automating their back-office operations. For companies that are constantly looking for ways to transform their business process, automation can be the best solution to it. When industries across the world are undergoing digital transformation, adopting an AI automation tool can be the first step toward the digital transformation journey for logistics companies.