Logistics can be a nightmare. Coordinating complex operations that involve moving people, supplies, products, and entire facilities is make or break for some businesses. Mismanaging and misplacing resources can lead to millions in losses over the years, as well as lost customer and client trust.
While it’s easy to manage that on a smaller scale, mid-to-large corporations have difficulty plugging those types of leaks in their proverbial boats.
That’s where drones are coming in.
Drone services in the logistics and transportation have been slow on the uptake thanks to their proper deployment; after all, when you’ve done the same thing the same way year after year, it’s hard to switch your processes over to a newer technology.
But as the software and technology have advanced, so too have our uses for drone technology.
This trend toward aerial services can be seen in a recent report forecasting the logistics and transportation drone market to grow at a rate of approximately 55% yearly.
When we crunch the numbers, that means this section of the drone service industry will surpass $525 million by 2027. However impressive that may sound, it’s just part of a greater whole of drone growth expected in the next four years.
The drone market of logistical data management has also been recently buoyed by an FAA announcement that 10 states will serve as a multi-year testing group for what drones can do in commerce, photography, emergency management, public safety, agriculture, infrastructure, and yes, logistics.
With Amazon primed to deliver on their aerial promises later this year, it’s no wonder drone transportation is on the forefront of growing market expectations.