Logistics in the shared economy
The arrangement of warehouses near the city, flexible use with seasonal industries, AirBnB model - sharing warehouses in logistics industry is initially selected by many businesses. And very likely, it will become the trend in the near future, as the story happened to the sharing office.
Economic sharing (sharing economy) is a hybrid market model (in the middle of ownership and gift giving) which refers to peer-to-peer networks based on sharing access to goods and services (coordinated through community-based online services).
There are three basic elements that allow sharing of new resources, goods and services as well as new industries, including: customer behavior for many goods and services ranging from ownership to division. share; online social networks and electronic markets easily link consumers; Mobile devices and electronic services make it easier to share goods and services (eg smartphone apps instead of physical keys).
Shared economies take many forms, including the use of information technology to provide individuals, non-profit corporations and governments with information that enables the optimization of resources through redistribute, share and reuse excess capacity of goods and services. Those who benefit greatly from the shared economic model are successful companies, founders, owners, investors, employees and consumers.
A shared economy provides an opportunity for participants to work full-time, part-time or freelance work, thereby providing additional income besides the existing work of participants. Sharing gives consumers the ability to access the services / assets they cannot own. Sharing also helps improve social welfare, making the use of physical assets and other idle resources more effective, contributing to sustainable development and reducing negative environmental impacts.
Towards sharing service in logistics industry
Recently, sharing service has spread rapidly from apartments, offices and logistics. With the rapid development of the fast delivery model, the arrangement of warehouses near the city, flexible use of seasonal industries, AirBnB model - sharing warehouses in the logistics industry is taking steps First selected by many businesses. And very likely, it will become the trend in the near future, as the story happened to the sharing office.
Online customers today want to receive products faster. In theory, companies need more small warehouses in different locations than a large warehouse. However, in fact, not many warehouse systems can do this. The AirBnB model allows companies to flexibly meet seasonal changes and increase competitiveness in the era of e-commerce. E-commerce companies have realized the absurdity of hiring a large warehouse while shopping needs change up and down seasonally, so flexible models are a great option. This is a potential niche market because businesses can optimize storage space, providing greater flexibility and efficiency for their supply chains. The flexible use of warehousing area not only helps solve the overall problem at the same time for many businesses on storage and circulation of goods, but also saves large amounts of money.
In the transport sector, the effect of shared economies also began to spread. For a long time, logistics costs are really a burden for all businesses. Businesses besides paying high costs for logistics also face many problems arising from low quality of service due to manual operation. It is the lack of technological and operational inefficiencies that make logistics costs in Vietnam account for about 25% of GDP. The solution to this problem is a combination of similar economic models such as Grab, Uber, or AirBnB. Application of technology, especially data technology and customer service system (combining systems and people) to ensure the lowest cost and the best quality of service for customers. The shared economic model has demonstrated outstanding advantages in cost.
In the transport sector, this model has been successfully applied in the US, China, India and many other countries. The application of data technology in operation also helps transport units have the ability to combine and utilize empty vehicles in the afternoon to help transport costs even lower. All costs should be publicly transparent on the system. This helps businesses manage costs more easily. Enterprises can plan and create orders directly on the online system of transport units. Such easy management can help businesses save personnel costs in logistics.
Over the years there has been an increase of flexible space and office space operators entering the market, so it is only a matter of time before we see a flexible model applied to logistics field. In particular, in the context of strong demand from the e-commerce sector requires a small / flexible warehouse to deliver the fastest delivery. And flexible warehousing model, application of information technology to connect shared transport vehicles in empty vehicles in the journeys will be an inevitable solution in dealing with high logistics costs. in Vietnam today.
According to Dr. Le Thi Anh Tuyet