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Transport and logistics slow with IT uptake

A new survey has revealed that transport and logistics businesses are lagging in IT uptake but have ample opportunity to improve and develop. 

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Business Use of Information Technology and Innovation in Australian Business (2015-2016) report indicates that 31.9 per cent of businesses in the “Transport, Postal and Warehousing” sectors introduced IT innovation and 12.9 per cent were still in development.

Only 27.2 per cent of transport and logistics businesses placed orders via the internet whereas 21.6 per cent received orders.

A fifth of these businesses have a social media presence and the same companies have a web presence of 26.7 per cent.

Operational processes were 16.8 per cent whereas organisational and managerial processes were at 15 per cent.

Marketing methods were as low as 4.5 per cent compared to other industries.

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