The crucial role of IT for logistics and retail during a time of chaos
As we scramble to make sense of a new reality shaped by COVID-19 – and the drastic actions aimed at stemming its devastation – it’s clear that online has a bigger role to play in business than ever before. Social distancing measures adopted by a number of governments have shifted physical interactions to digital, for the foreseeable future.
On April 8th, leading Ukrainian software firm ELEKS will host the latest instalment of its first Tech Talks series online, addressing the pivotal role of IT in helping the logistics and retail sectors weather this storm. The event will feature expert opinion from Dr Josef Haid, Founder & CEO of Pick8ship and ELEKS’ Deputy CTO, Anatoliy Lytovchenko and Vitaliy Yuryev.
Companies have been slammed by the unprecedented growth in online orders and deliveries, leaving some unable to cope. But could this initial frenzy signal a radical shift in the consumption and delivery of goods? To grasp the broader implications of the pandemic we need only look to China – the largest trading nation in the world – who’s borders remain closed despite hugely promising developments in local virus transmission. Now we’re seeing similar lockdowns across Europe and America. So, perhaps it’s time to rethink our fragile supply chain?
Anatoliy Lytovchenko, Deputy CTO at ELEKS comments, "Based on recent surveys, most companies noted supply chain disruptions and the knock-on effects of higher costs and missed sales, as the most pressing challenge facing industry now. This suggests that the logistics and supply chain sector is among the hardest-hit by the global pandemic. Could IT provide a solution? And can this solution be put in place now, rather than some distant date in the future?”.
Follow this link to register for the event: bit.ly/2xDAdZ9
ELEKS is a Top 100 Global Outsourcing company that provides expert software engineering and consultancy services. For over 29 years, it has worked as a software innovation partner to Fortune 500 companies, big enterprises and technology challengers. Its team of 1,500+ professionals provides a full range of IT services. The software products that it builds help the world’s leading brands transform their businesses, increase their revenues and save development time and operational costs.
The breadth of knowledge and understanding that ELEKS has within its walls allows us to leverage that expertise to make superior deliverables for our customers. When you work with ELEKS, you are working with the top 1% of the aptitude and engineering excellence of the whole country.
Right from the start, we really liked ELEKS’ commitment and engagement. They came to us with their best people to try to understand our context, our business idea, and developed the first prototype with us. They were very professional and very customer oriented. I think, without ELEKS it probably would not have been possible to have such a successful product in such a short period of time.
ELEKS has been involved in the development of a number of our consumer-facing websites and mobile applications that allow our customers to easily track their shipments, get the information they need as well as stay in touch with us. We’ve appreciated the level of ELEKS’ expertise, responsiveness and attention to details.