The impact of technology on sorting practices
Optimization of the sorting process
Along with the introduction of IT technologies, sorting of letters and packages can be done not only manually, but semi-automatic or fully automatic.
Depending on the size of the company and the number of services it provides, the sorting of mail and shipments via the available technologies can be done both individually or with the help of multisorter machines. Hand work is minimized and is mostly used for non-standard packages. The automatic sorting of mail and shipments influences the sorting speed, accurately determines packages’ size, minimizes the manual labor, and the need of
human resources and leads to optimized ordering of shipments in the transport vehicles.
Barcode technology and scanners are innovations that are already being used by courier companies for identification and sorting of individual deliveries and they successfully replace the handwriting and manual sorting of shipments.