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Future of Logistics

Future of Logistics

The supply chain market is becoming more complex in a time-constrained environment as speed of delivery and user experience emerge as critical factors; in fact, instant and same-day delivery solutions are now key service differentiators. Firms must rethink their strategies and devise more agile models that leverage economies of scale and still meet consumer demands. This spurs a shift from location-based deliveries made of fleet networks to marketplace or app-centric, non-asset-based models. This study explores the Mega Trends shaping logistics, technological, business model, and market scenarios with a deep dive into the unconventional winning strategies dethroning established services and participants. The study period is 2011 to 2025.


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-Key Findings
  • Research Scope, Aims, Objectives, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions the Study Will Answer
    • Research Background
    • Mega Trend Universe
    • Research Methodology-From Macro to Micro
    • Research Methodology
  • Introduction and Scope-Current Landscape and Market Evolution
    • Logistics Ecosystem
    • Global Logistics Spending by Key Segments
    • Transportation Breakdown within Key Regions
    • Share of Companies Using Multimodal Transportation
    • Transportation Modal Split in Key Industries
    • Evolution of Logistics Service Provider
    • Approach to Frost & Sullivan Analysis on Value Capture and Profit Pools-Methodology
    • Value Capture by Business Line
    • Mega Trends (MTs) Shaping the Future Logistics Industry
    • Macro to Micro Implications of Key Mega Trends
    • New Scenarios Impacting the Logistics Industry
  • Technological Scenarios
    • Technology Transformations in Logistics
  • Appification-New User Interface in Logistics
    • Death of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
    • Future of Data Interchange-Implications of Freight APIs
  • Augmented Reality & Wearables-Postal Supply Chains
    • Augmented Reality
    • AR Technology Creating Scope for Wearable Applications
    • Working of Sensors and Wearable Electronics
    • Augmented Reality-Implications to Logistics
    • How AR Applications Could Benefit Logistics-e.g., Warehouse/Dockyard
  • Internet of Things-Sensorization of Supply Chain
    • Critical Role of Sensors in Logistics
    • Trends Leading to Implementation of Low Cost Sensors in Logistics
    • Sensors for Track and Trace
    • Sensors for Measuring
    • Sensor Integration in Smart Gadgets
    • Price Inflection on Sensors
    • Sensorization in a Warehouse-A Use Case Perspective
    • Sensors in Fleet Management
    • Sensorization Gateway to IoT
    • Mapping Evolution of IoT Technology in Logistics
    • Expanding IoT Solutions in Logistics
    • Internet of Logistics and Trucks
    • Logistics Control Systems at the Center of IoT
    • Logistics Control Towers-IT Firms Become Freight Brokers
  • Future of M2M Communication-Innovative Logistics
    • Future Communication Innovations in Logistics
    • iBeacon
    • Near Field Communication (NFC)
    • Real Time Location Systems (RTLS)
    • Biometrics
    • Implications to Logistics
    • Future of Biometrics
  • Data 2.0-Big Data as New Oil
    • Big Data Overview
    • Big Data Expected to Create Unlimited Opportunities for Logistics Providers
    • How Big Data Is Disrupting Logistics
    • Predictive Analytics in Logistics
    • Current Application of Big Data in Logistics-Fuel Cost Optimization
    • Average Annual Savings for OEMs and Fleets
  • 3D Printing-From Push to Pull Supply Chain
    • What is 3D Printing?
    • 3D Printing Set to Revamp OEM Process Chains
    • 3D Printing Impacting Key Logistics Activities
  • Autonomous Logistics and Future of Robots-Mode of Deliveries and Robotic Warehouse
    • Autonomous Logistics in Upstream Management
    • Autonomous Logistics-The Case of Autonomous Trucks
    • Autonomous Logistics-The Case of Truck Platooning: Fleet Angle
    • Autonomous Logistics-The Case of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
    • Autonomous Logistics-The Case of Mobile Robots in Fulfillment
  • Artificial Intelligence
    • Evolution of AI
    • Trends Driving AI Implementation
    • AI Implications to Logistics
    • The Evolution of Swarm Intelligence in Trucking
  • Business Scenarios
    • Transformation of Business Scenarios in Logistics
  • Unbundled Logistics
    • Opportunity to Disrupt the Logistics Market-Rise of Start-ups
    • Unbundling of Value Chains
  • On-demand Logistics
    • Working Model of On-demand Deliveries
    • Uber's Operational Model-A Revolutionary Software 2/2
    • Uber's Dynamic Pricing Model (Surge Pricing)
    • Select List of Crowdsourcing On-demand Aggregators
    • Case Study-Roadie Inc.
    • Case Study-Functioning of the Roadie Model
  • Smart Commerce
    • Smart Commerce-New Online Logistics Marketplaces
    • Case Study-B2B Logistics Marketplaces: Check-Cargo.com
    • What's Next in Smart Commerce-The Logistics Blockchain
  • Online Fulfillment Models
    • The Case of Last-mile Delivery
    • Online Retail Innovation-New Last-mile Innovations
    • Last-mile Deliveries Leading to New Types of Business Models
  • Market Trends
    • Transformation of Market Scenarios in Logistics
  • Managing Excess Capacity
    • Deep Sea Shipping and the Issue of Excess Capacity
    • Strategies to Manage Empty Containers
    • Collapse of Air Freight
    • Air Freight Slowdown-Regional Impacts
  • Near Shoring
    • Why Near Shoring is Gaining Significance
    • Diminishing Value Return from Trade Partner
    • China vs. Mexico
  • New Trade Routes
    • New Trade Blocs-New Channels of Growth
    • New Routes-Red Sea and Mediterranean Route
    • New Routes-Route Arising from Arctic Circle Meltdown
    • New Trade Corridors-India
    • New Trade Corridor-Case Study
    • New Trade Corridors-Africa
    • New Trade Corridors-Africa Building Inter-Regional Trade Activities
    • Future Corridors of Africa-Road to Prosperity
  • Industry Implications
    • Industry
    • Transformational Shift in Energy Industry
    • Transformational Shifts in Healthcare & Life Sciences Supply Chain
    • Transformational Shift in Retail Supply Chain
    • Transformational Shifts in Manufacturing Supply Chain
    • Transformational Shifts in Automotive Supply Chain
  • The Last Word
    • The Significant Future Scenarios Impacting Ground Logistics and Freight Brokerage
    • The Last Word
  • Appendix-Profile of Disruptors
    • New Disruptors in the Logistics Market
    • Company Profile-Shyp
    • Company Profile-Happy Returns
    • Company Profile-Liefery
    • Company Profile-Kiala
    • Company Profile-Doddle
    • Profile-Cargomatic
    • Profile-Coyote Logistics
    • Profile-Sontra Cargo (Brazil)

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