How is The Cloud making real world deliveries better.
Say you are running of staple supplies or fancy to splurge on your wardrobe, all you need is to fire-up an app on your smart phone and you can be pretty sure is that they are powered by Azure. What you do not know is that as soon as you select a product, you filter through your favourites and an AI prediction system might have already zeroed in on the products that you are most probable to buy and it displays those products with promoted products right at the top. Without you knowing it, millions of lines of code are at play to ensure that your filters are matched perfectly, the app makes good business and gives responsive leads to its sponsor customers and this is just the front-end of the few seconds you spend. The real magic (even though Azure is Muggle-made, or is it?) happens behind the scenes. The moment you make the payment, the back-end system that has already pre-determined the inventory required to fulfil your order, now notifies the warehouse (which could range from a managed-by-hand or a completely automated system) where the product is readied after going through a pre-determined quality checklist and is packed with a barcode attached to a traceable docket number. Once it leaves the warehouse and is now being handled by the delivery partner. At every location the scanned barcode updates the docket, giving live updates to customer.
The benefits of Azure services to develop a streamlined goods services are evident at every stage, not only a service provider can make his or her delivery system more efficient and robust, but apply from several available solutions to enhance logistic operations at every stage from forecasting to procurement, production, salesforce management and delivery chain management. A business owner is able to view all his collected data for every possible scenario. With managed cloud services being deployed on the rise since the global pandemic and people getting to know more about the benefits of Azure services as a brand in particular. More and more vendors are turning to integrated backend automation and operations to drive the logistics of their business. Contrary to widespread belief, automation actually brings in jobs of its own rather than taking away jobs from the labour-force. A vendor adds to his team a group of individuals who are ready to implement cutting edge benefits of managed cloud services to their existing business.
For several years the logistics business was a chain of connected and unconnected points of operation, where several problems including time constraints to updating a said data point to lack of technical background in on-field staff rendered the entire back-end system as immobile. With the help of customized instrumentation and managed Azure cloud services, a goods or service provider is able to log in goods movement with the help of dockets traced by scannable bar-codes or with RFID and GPS tags where the on ground is able to chart the entire movement of goods in real time. But the entire process of data capture and progression is handled by well qualified staff who are connected to on-ground operations facilitated by the company’s managed cloud server, where a managed service provider helps bridge the work and data flow across several locations and operations and at the same time securing and encapsulating data to the right individuals with the help of existing modular services like Azure Identity Management (AIM) which is one of the components available in the vast sky of Azure Managed Services
What does this mean for the business owner? The business owner is able to lower his costs and get more value for his infrastructural investment while running a highly agile and competitive delivery system.
What does this mean for the customer? The consumer buying goods for himself or his own small business is supported by a sophisticated delivery system and gets his requirements fulfilled in time.