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How Change Data Capture (CDC) is Used in Logistics

Change data capture (CDC) is a technique used to capture and propagate changes made to data in a database. It can be used in various industries, including logistics, to capture real-time data changes and keep all systems in sync. In logistics, CDC helps companies track inventory and shipments, manage supply chain logistics, and keep all stakeholders informed in real-time.

Inventory management

Logistics companies use CDC to track inventory changes in real-time. For example, a company can use CDC to track inventory changes at the warehouse level, such as when new products arrive, products are sold, or products are moved from one location to another. With real-time inventory data, logistics companies can better manage their stock levels, make informed purchasing decisions, and reduce waste.

Supply chain visibility

CDC can also be used to track changes in the supply chain, including orders, shipping updates, and delivery information. By tracking these changes in real-time, logistics companies can better manage their supply chain, improve customer service, and ensure that orders are delivered on time. CDC can also help companies identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies in the supply chain and make improvements to reduce costs and improve delivery times.

Route optimization

Logistics companies can use CDC to optimize their routes and reduce transportation costs. By capturing real-time data on traffic, road closures, and other factors that affect delivery times, companies can adjust their routes to avoid delays and reduce fuel consumption. This can also help logistics companies improve their environmental impact by reducing their carbon footprint.

Real-time analytics

CDC can be used to capture and analyze data in real-time, providing logistics companies with valuable insights into their operations. For example, CDC can be used to track delivery times, identify patterns in customer behavior, and predict demand. With this information, logistics companies can make data-driven decisions to improve their operations, reduce costs, and provide better customer service.


Overall, CDC is a powerful tool for logistics companies looking to improve their operations, reduce costs, and provide better customer service. By capturing and analyzing real-time data, logistics companies can optimize their inventory management, supply chain logistics, route optimization, and analytics.

With Macrometa, logistics companies can collect and analyze data from across various sources in real-time, on a global scale, find out more today by chatting with one of our solution experts.

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