Whitepaper: Japan's 2024 Problem and the Role of AI in Logistics Planning

Japan's logistics sector is poised for a substantial shift as the country prepares to implement a regulation restricting truck drivers' overtime to 960 hours per year, starting from April 2024. While this initiative underscores a commendable concern for the well-being of truck drivers, the consequences of this decision are anticipated to be profound, particularly against the backdrop of an existing shortage of drivers. The industry faces the daunting task of managing operational disruptions, increased cost pressures, and strained supply chains with limited workforce flexibility.

Learn about the challenges posed by the new restrictions and how innovative solutions like AI route optimisation can help mitigate operational disruptions, reduce costs, and ensure regulatory compliance.

The potential impact of strict limitations on truck drivers' working hours:

  • Regulatory compliance challenges
  • Operational disruptions in the face of driver shortage
  • Hinder businesses scalability
  • Escalating operational cost pressures
  • Heightened risks of supply chain bottlenecks
  • Customer service challenges
  • Impact on industries dependent on Just-In-Time inventory

The Role of AI Route Optimisation:

  • Compliance with overtime regulations
  • Load balancing for optimal efficiency
  • Cost savings through optimised routes
  • Dynamic adaptability to changing conditions
  • Scalability and customisation
  • Reduce carbon emission