Shifting patterns: the future of the logistics industry

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What will the logistics marketplace look like in five to ten years?

Like most other industries, transportation and logistics (T&L) is currently confronting immense change; and like all change, this brings both risk and opportunity. There are many ways the sector could evolve to meet these challenges, some evolutionary, others more revolutionary.

In this paper we discuss four key areas of disruption T&L companies need to focus on now, including new technology, new market entrants, new customer expectations, and new business models. We then take a closer look at how some of these key disruptions may interact and explore four possible future scenarios for the industry. We focus on what’s driving each future scenario, the implications for T&L companies and their customers, and what action companies need to transform today to thrive tomorrow.

Logistics scenarios

What will the logistics marketplace look like in five to ten years? That's still an open question. In each of our 4 logistics scenarios, technology plays a key role, but affects the market in different ways. The role of new entrants and the level of collaboration are also key influencing factors on scenarios.

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Andrew Tipping

PwC's Strategy& US Transportation Leader, Principal, PwC United States

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Global Transportation & Logistics Director, PwC Germany

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Dietmar Prümm

Transportation and Logistics Leader, PwC Germany

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Global Transport & Logistics Leader, PwC Indonesia

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