Supply chains have been fractured for some time—but technology can help improve it. Case in point: autonomous yard and warehouse and transport digitalization enabled by AI (artificial intelligence). Let’s take a look.
Yard management systems can track assets. Numbers suggest the installed base of AI-enabled cameras in the yard will reach 11.2 million globally by 2030, and the uptake of autonomous yard trucks will rise significantly at a rate of 52.7% from 2022 to 2030, according to ABI Research.
To enable tracking and visibility of assets and workers in the yard, handheld devices and AI-enabled yard cameras will see increasing deployments in yards globally, growing at a rate of 13% and 14.8%, respectively, from 2022 to 2030.
Here is how this can help in the supply chain:
- Track, allocate, and optimize assets in the yard.
- Improve efficiencies in the supply chain.
- Digitalize and update yard operations.
Looking to the future, adoption of technologies in the yard is expected to grow considerably in the next 10 years. Autonomous and teleoperated yard trucks remain nascent, but recent investment rounds, partnerships, and successful proof-of-concept projects indicate an interest and use case for the technology.