Recent crises have highlighted the importance of resilient and efficient logistics. Port congestion has caused huge queues of trucks, causing traffic jams of more than a month in some countries. The terminals no longer had the capacity to manage their operations on time and the inefficiency of land operations even had an impact on the sea where nearly 50 ships were seen waiting off the port of Long Beach (USA ) in May 2021.
All these elements have an economic impact which has repercussions on the entire logistics chain of the container, the shipper, the transporter, the forwarder, the shipowner ... The ecological impact of these still too numerous operational failures is also considerable.
These losses are caused by siled information at the level of each of the players in the chain. It is therefore necessary to bring together and synchronize these players, who, thanks to the processing of their large volume of data, will be able to benefit from optimizations on their operations.
Container logistics are now suffering from its digital divide and it is time to put in the hands of all the players concerned the tools adapted to the importance of this sector.
As the government points out, the logistics sector, and more particularly port logistics, is in a digital divide. It is time to modernize the profession and digitization may be a key element in achieving this. Logistics must adapt to digital changes if it is to remain efficient.
The digital transition of companies in the sector is essential to improve the competitiveness of ports and its partners in the hinterland. The latter, who are too often left behind, must succeed in equipping themselves and collaborating in order to withstand international competition.
Thus, the ambition to make “France a leading country in this field” is only achievable if all the players are mobilized to improve the performance of logistics operations and supply chain management.
DMS's ambition is also to be able to fully integrate them into the sector's digital transition. The need for a standardization of exchanges, of standardization of the means of communication becomes imperative in order to succeed in smoothing all the exchanges between the actors.
Some notable events
Committed to the energy transition of ports, DMS Logistics is today proud to be recognized by ADEME as an innovative solution for sustainable ports.
DMS and its team are committed to an inclusive program. The objective is to generate collective dynamics by mobilizing its entire teams around associative causes.
CREATION OF DMS LOGISTICS
On July 9, 2020, DMS Logistics was created in Marseille, a city driving innovation in the sector, thanks in particular to the local presence of players such as CMA-CGM.
DMS Logistics emphasizes the innovation of its solution and as such quickly surrounded itself with experts in the sector. The Ecole des Mines has been tackling the port subject for nearly 15 years.