On one side of the balance we have developing countries like India and China, which will continue their export-driven growth with a substantial improvement in infrastructure, where as on the other side growth in the developed countries will be driven by continuous process-integration, greater technological advancements and environmental friendly ways of getting products to desired destinations.
The goals of the logistics industry is clear : deliver faster, deliver more, deliver further and ultimately deliver cleaner.There is also the other challenge facing logistics providers, to deliver better – when required, wherever it is required, with complete end-to-end management.
The eastward shift in the focus of logistics company's principal operations is not just because of exports but also due to increase in consumption because of rising GDP's and increased household expenditure. As the developing world looks seeks more cost effective solutions to facilitate international shipments, third party logistics will come to the fore. This will require increased collaboration between the logistics operation and the company.
The element to affect logistics considerably, in the next decade is the ongoing advance of technology. “As outsourcing creates greater integration between clients and logistics companies, systems will need to offer seamless transactions,” says Iyad Kamal, “especially as online, mobile, and other auxiliary technologies converge.” In practice, this will mean logistics providers will have to offer an IT infrastructure that offers their customers instant access to information. Also, GPS will take the forefront in tracking, reducing order cycle time.
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