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15 Dec 2017  |  Europe
Government Initiatives and Investments in Automation will Shape the Future of Logistics
Robust private consumption, resilient external demand, and an accommodative monetary policy are expected to support Denmark's economic growth in 2017 and 2018. The country has a highly service-oriented economy, with industry contributing only 20% to the GDP. Bulk goods dominate volumes for road freight, with construction being the largest contribu...
15 Dec 2017  |  Europe
Technological advancements and investments in capacity enhancement will drive the transformation of the logistics market
With the weakening of the Euro and the robust demand from outside the Euro area, especially the United States and China (which increased exports), Germany's economy has grown. The rising oil prices are expected to narrow the current account surplus. However, export growth may weaken as the impact of the earlier Euro depreciation wanes and as risin...
26 Dec 2017  |  North America
Automated Vehicles, Integrated Multi-modal Freight Systems, and Smart Warehouses are Likely to Transform the Logistics Market
The Canadian economy is expected to experience steady growth, mainly due to improvements in consumer spending and the business environment. A trend of re-allocation of investment and employment from resource to non-resource is being observed as the economy continues to adjust to low commodity prices. Canada’s labor market is characterized by fle...
27 Dec 2017  |  Europe
Well-developed Infrastructure, a Business-friendly Climate, Efficient Multimodal Transportation, and Digitization will Shape the Future of Logistics
Sweden is among the best-performing Nordic economies, supported by a strong labor market, high private and public consumption, and industrial production. The Swedish economy is highly interlinked with the EU economy. The share of exports is above 40% of the GDP. R&D export is the major growth driver. In the medium term, Swedish exports are expected...
27 Dec 2017  |  North America
New Technologies, Changing Consumer Preferences, and Industrial Convergence are Expected to Lead The Transformation of Global Supply Chain Systems
Supply chain management across industries around the world has undergone a substantial overhaul. Globalization, the rapid growth in emerging economies, and the changing dynamics of business processes are driving the highly varying levels of demand from different regions across the globe. Multiple market factors are influencing supply chain systems,...