Logistics in 2017

Always take with a pinch of salt anyone who forecasts trends for the forthcoming year.  Nonetheless it is sometimes worth looking at such forecasts, because they can tell you what is happening right now…  Here’s one CEO’s view of how logistics in the US will develop over the course of this year.   He has eleven trends, but I’ll just mention what I regard as the three most interesting.

  1. Just as Uber has transformed the taxi business, an Uber-like business model is being adopted in the trucking business.
  2. Drone delivery is being seriously looked at by major corporations.
  3. Global tracking of shipping containers, individual pallets, and in some case individual products is now viable using RFID, satellites and IoT.
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