Digital Transformations in the Global Logistics Industry, Forecast to 2020

Digitalization Trends–Mobile Devices, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics, Automation Offer High Growth Prospects in Logistics Industry

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Technological changes have led to the convergence of industries and the transformation of the business processes related to supply chain management. The need to improve logistics efficiency is being driven by the modernization of transportation infrastructure, changing consumer purchase patterns, and the emergence of new business models. With the declining cost of technologies related to Automatic Identification Data Capture, Autonomous Vehicles, Augmented Reality, Big Data, and Cloud Computing, the global logistics industry is being transformed in terms of the transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, and e-logistics services offered by service providers. This study provides a detailed assessment of the

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
Executive Summary
Transformation in the Industry Ecosystem
Key Areas of Logistics
Impact of Digital Technologies on Logistics
Evolution of Digital Technologies
Digital Transformations in Logistics
Status and Outlook of Transformations Led by Digital Technologies
2. Research Scope and Segmentation
Research Scope
3. Technologies Enabling Innovation in the Logistics Industry
Game-changing Technologies
5 Areas of Digital Disruption in Logistics
4. Mobile Devices and Apps
Mobile Devices and Apps
Mobile Devices and Their Impact on Logistics
Mobile Device-based Apps—Platform Companies
Mobile Devices and Apps and Their Impact on Logistics
Timeline of Mobile Devices and Apps in Logistics
5. Big Data and Analytics
Big Data and Analytics
Timeline of Big Data and Analytics in Logistics
6. Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing
Timeline of Cloud Computing in Logistics
7. Automation/Robotics
Timeline of Automation/Robotics in Logistics
8. Autonomous/Driverless Vehicles
Autonomous Vehicles—Commercial Vehicles and Drones
Autonomous Vehicles
Timeline of Autonomous Vehicles in Logistics
9. Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality
Timeline of Augmented Reality in Logistics
10. Other Technologies
Internet of Things
3D Printing
11. Driving Forces of Digital Disruption in Logistics
Overview of the Mega Trends
Mega Trends that Drive Digital Disruption in Logistics
The Omni-channel Mega Trend
Digital Development-driven Mega Trends—Coopetition
Digital Development-driven Mega Trends—Crowdsourcing
Crowdsourcing—Transformational Business Model
Key Logistics Industry Trends
Regulatory Trends—Impact on Industry Transformation
12. Digital Disruption Leaders
5 Companies to Watch and Why
Kardex mLog
13. Key Findings and Conclusions
Evolution of Digital Technologies
Impact of Digital Transformation Trends
Impact of Digital Transformation Trends—The Big Picture
Key Findings and Conclusions
The Last Word—3 Big Predictions
Legal Disclaimer
14. Appendix
Table of Acronyms
15. The Frost & Sullivan Story

List of Figures & Charts

1. Logistics Industry: Overview of Enabling Digital Technologies, Global, 2015
2. Logistics Industry: Overview of Enabling Technology Providers, Global, 2015
3. Logistics Industry: Areas of Logistics, Global, 2015
4. Logistics Industry: Impact of Digital Technologies, Global, 2015
5. Logistics Industry: Overview of Digital Technologies, Global, 2015–2020
6. Logistics Industry: Transformations in the Logistics Industry, Global, 2015 and 2020
7. Logistics Industry: Definitions of the Digital Technologies Impacting the Industry, Global, 2015
8. Logistics Industry: Logistics Activities Disrupted by Digital Technologies, Global, 2015
9. Logistics Industry: Impact of Cloud Computing, Global, 2015–2020
10. Logistics Industry: Impact of Automation/Robotics, Global, 2015–2020
11. Logistics Industry: Mega Trends that Drive Digital Disruption, Global, 2015
12. Logistics Industry: Coopetition, Global, 2012–2016
13. Logistics Industry: Industry Participants that Function on the Crowdsourcing Business Model, Global, 2015
14. Logistics Industry: Key Regulatory Trends, Global, 2016–2020
15. Logistics Industry: Overview of Technology Enablers, Global, 2015
16. Logistics Industry: Technology Enablers – Transfix, Mobile App-based Freight Forwarder, Global, 2015
17. Logistics Industry: Technology Enablers–Omnitracs, GPS-based Vehicle Tracking Systems, Global, 2015
18. Logistics Industry: Technology Enablers–Kardex mLog, Warehouse Automation Provider, Global, 2015
19. Logistics Industry: Technology Enablers–Knapp, Warehouse Automation Provider, Global, 2015
20. Logistics Industry: Technology Enablers–Kewill, SCIMS Solutions Provider, Global, 2015
21. Logistics Industry: Adoption Rates, Global, 2016–2020

1. Logistics Industry: Impact of Mobile Devices and Apps, Global, 2015–2020
2. Logistics Industry: Impact of Big Data and Analytics, Global, 2015–2020
3. Logistics Industry: Impact of Automation/Robotics, Global, 2015–2020
4. Logistics Industry: Impact of Autonomous Vehicles, Global, 2015–2020
5. Logistics Industry: Impact of AR, Global, 2015–2020
6. Logistics Industry: Current Status and Future Outlook, Global, 2016–2020

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