Translation of the book titled “Intelligent Logistic” by the National Post Company’s Deputy for Postal & Commercial Affairs
According to report of post company’s public relations bureau, the book "Intelligent Logistics; From Idea to Reality" translated by Ahmadi, the deputy for postal and commercial affairs, and Saleh Achak was published with support of the Post and Telecommunication Faculty.
Preface of this book, which is a translation of series of research by DHL, entitled "Intelligent Logistics, based on the application of modern information and communication technologies in the logistics industry," states:
Supply chain industry is one of the most complex and, at the same time, the most influential industry in each country in terms of providing means and facilities related to production, storage, sale and distribution of goods and services. In fact, in order to establish a link between manufacturers and consumers, there are many processes to be accomplished. Expanding the scope and fields of activity, the indicators related to level of productivity in this connection becomes extremely complicated.
Given the largely physical nature of supply chain businesses, the process of automating and exploiting new information and communication technologies in this industry has always encountered challenges. The amazing speed of e-commerce in the world, the new innovations in the communications and information infrastructure, and the customer's approach to get more value added services, logistics corporations, such as DHL and technology giants such as Google and even international online stores, like Amazon, which largely owe their success to logistics, have begun widespread research about the use of automation, information, and communication technologies in logistics.
This research is part of the DHL series called "Logistics Insights," which explores the potential impacts of the new technologies in logistics. The chapters of this book are compiled and translated based on the historical process of research from 2013 to 2016.
Massive data, augmented reality, and universal logistics are entirely based on new information technologies such as cloud computing. Low-cost sensors and the Internet of Things deal with the impact of new communication technologies and their role in logistics Artificial intelligence and the use of automation technologies in drones, and robotics have been discussed in chapters of the book.