Following the publication of Atos’ Digital Vision for Mobility whitepaper on the impact of digital transformation on the transport, personal mobility and logistics markets, Sunil Munsif explores the paradigm shift transport operators are facing.
This article is in partnership with Atos
To manage their complex logistics mission, transport players have a long tradition of operational excellence.
For decades, they have leveraged advanced technologies for fleet management, GPS-enabled route optimisation, yield management and payments. However, new location services, combined with advanced analytics and real-time technologies, will bring new capabilities to revolutionise transportation operations.
Faced with nimble, agile competitors leveraging digital platforms to disrupt the market, incumbent transport operators are finding themselves under increasing competitive pressure.
To catch up, they must modernise their legacy systems and leverage innovation to meet passenger and freight owners’ expectations better. They must radically realign cost structures, forge new ecosystems, gain agility across the whole transport value chain and, ultimately, develop new contextual services and business models.
All these challenges not only impact the organisation’s business, human and operating model strategies; they significantly impact their technology foundations.
Adapting to the new era requires a very different approach. To fully leverage the opportunities of interconnected infrastructure, vehicles and ultimately passengers and freight, three core principles will be essential:
The building of this new architecture should begin today. Modernising legacy and fully embracing the latest IoT, payment, big data, process automation and cloud technologies is only the start of the journey. More disruptive technologies will emerge.
While some may only appear as dots on the horizon today, they will turn out to be transformational in the years to come.
Download the Atos Digital Vision for Mobility.
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