Embedded Technology in Logistics

Updated: Oct 3



Modern enterprises use a variety of technology solutions, not all of which are the

same. By default, different applications do not interact with each other and require

API integration. These interactions are essential. Experts argue that their lack of integration is one of the main obstacles to effective digitization. However, the API integration is not without its problems. If your business uses software (and you most likely use software for logistics), your customers, partners, and you will ultimately struggle with these integrations. Additionally, remote work during the pandemic has further complicated supply chain integration, leading to disruption and lower ROI.


The solution may be embedded technology. It is an API integration implemented in

enterprise software systems and connected to software products in the technology

stack. This approach enables logistics companies to:

• Ensure the security of sensitive customer data.

• Save money and prevent churn on business-critical deals.

• Improve product reliability and customer satisfaction.

• Make digital systems a meaningful part of your customers' and business partners'

infrastructures.


The main goal of embedded integration is to ensure optimal communication

between components of fragmented IT infrastructures. Businesses today use a

variety of software tools that work in isolation and hinder growth. The same thing

happens on a larger scale in his chain of supply, which involves many interconnected

parties.


• Reliance on slow and time-consuming manual processes.

• Difficulties in exchanging standard electronic format (EDI) business documents

within software systems.

• Onboarding and customizing new customers, partners and third parties his users is

time consuming and complex when integrating applications.

• Limited visibility and tracking of supply chain transactions.

• Problematic, disorganized, or disorganized management of digital tools and

solutions.


If you encounter these issues, you should take a closer look at your embedded

technology. When traditional integration fails, it ensures smooth and efficient

internal processes, helps companies adapt quickly to the logistics market, and

ensures high flexibility and transparency in the supply chain.


Logistics and transportation industries can use built-in integrations to set up robust

and smooth communication processes between multiple internal and external

applications. As a result, the quality of customer service is greatly improved and

business is accelerated.


Embedded technology improves customer communication, customer data

collection and information exchange, and enables the company to offer additional

services to its customers, including data-oriented services. Communication protocols

become more flexible and secure, making business transactions more reliable.

Here's what logistics companies can do with embedded integration technology: