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An Insight on Use of Drones in Global Logistics Industry, Forecast to 2020

An Insight on Use of Drones in Global Logistics Industry, Forecast to 2020

Logistics service providers are exploring new delivery methods to increase their operational efficiency due to the integration of E-commerce and logistics services. Drone technology provides the best option for logistics service providers to tackle supply chain problems, which usually involve last-mile connectivity and labor issues. Lack of regulatory development in the United States and Europe has forced/pushed future delivery drone operators to search for alternative locations to test the drones for delivery uses. Recent developments surrounding drone technology have generated positive signs that the technology has the potential to be adapted into logistics delivery services between 2017 and 2020.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings and Future Outlook
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Key Highlights
    • Drone Legislation in Major Markets
    • Development of Drone Technology in Logistics
    • Drones in Logistics-Current Challenges and Future Potential
  • Research Scope, Objectives, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
      • Table Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Market: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2014-2020
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Methodology
  • Overview
    • The Expansion of Drone Application
    • Market Overview
  • Introduction
    • Introduction to Drone Technology
    • Drones in Other Industries
  • The Hurdles of Logistics Industry
    • The Cities of the Future
      • Table Largest Urban Cities, Global, 2014-2030
    • Urbanization-Road Traffic Challenges
    • Rapid Urbanization
      • Table Percentage of Population at Mid-Year Residing in Urban Areas by Country, Global, 2010-2025
    • The Restrictions of Last-mile Connectivity
    • Last-mile Connectivity-Lack of Operational Efficiency
  • Drones in Logistics
    • How Drone Technology Integrates with Delivery Services
    • Overview of Delivery Drone Models
    • First & Last-mile Urban Connectivity
    • Impact of Modern Supply Chain and Drones to Big Box Retail
    • Online Retail
    • Expansion to Rural Deliveries
    • The Rise of Online Retail in Rural China
    • Walmart-Inventory Management
    • Inventory Management with Drones
    • Ground Drones
  • Barriers to Adoption
    • Technology Shortcomings
    • Negligent & Reckless Operators
    • Breach of Privacy in Public Context
    • Vulnerability to Cyber Attacks
    • Drones Registration
    • Drones Legislation-United States
    • Current Drones Regulations under FAA policies
    • Drones Legislation-European Union
    • The Role of EASA in European Union's Drones Legislation
    • Drones Legislation-China
    • UAS Operation Rules-China
  • Drones in Logistics Business Models
    • Amazon Prime Air
    • Amazon Prime-Airspace
    • Amazon and UK Government Collaborate for Drone Delivery Tests
    • DHL
    • Google X
    • SF Express
    • Singapore Post (SingPost)
    • Drone Delivery Canada
    • Rakuten
    • CJ Korea Express
    • Delivery Drone Manufacturers
  • Future Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Economic Impact Analysis
    • Commercial Segment-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Market: Commercial Segment Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2014-2020
    • Civil UAV Market Size-Estimated Revenue Forecast by Region
    • Civil UAV Market Size-Regional Market Share Estimates
    • New Opportunities Opened for Various Stakeholders
    • Macro to Micro-Drones Usage Opportunities and Implications in Logistics
  • Key Conclusions
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Table of Acronyms Used

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