Transport and logistics companies extensively rely on digitalization tools to streamline all processes.
Informatization and automation tools are used not only in internal information systems (for example, for automating warehouse inventory management, shipment, and delivery) but also for automatizing vehicle management.
Modern vehicles, such as trains and ships, increasingly depend on various information and communication systems to navigate, track nearby vessels, airplanes, or trains, monitor vehicle status or communicate with traffic control.
Another tool that is widely used by transport and logistics companies is electronic signatures. They enable digital document management (processing waybills and consignment notes), mitigating the risks related to the use of forged papers. Electronic signatures can be used for interactions both with domestic and international companies.
Yet, despite business process enhancement, the rise of automation and informatization has a dark side as it makes corporate infrastructure more vulnerable to cyberattacks. Attackers may seek financial gain or engage in cyberterrorism.