Most Important Trends, Risks and Challenges Facing the Sector

Most Important Trends, Risks and Challenges Facing the Sector

Dublin, March 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Total Logistics 2019” report has been added to’s offering.

Total Logistics offers a concise, easy to understand the view of the industry.

In addition to the roles of the contract logistics and freight forwarding sectors, it also examines the dynamics of the express parcels, container shipping, air cargo, road freight and intermodal industries. This features the key characteristics of each market, as well as viewing its development and structure.

This report also sizes the logistics market, giving the breakdown of the size of each market globally, as well as in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. The report also features forecasts of the compound annual growth rate for the next five years in these regions.

The report gives details of the key technologies disrupting the industry. As supply chains become more complex, the development of new solutions that provide greater visibility, more information and increased efficiency can give vital competitive advantages.

The report:

  • Looks at the current state of the overall logistics market from a range of perspectives.
  • Assesses the factors that have shaped the logistics market in the past and those that will transform it in the future.
  • Analyses the key strategic decisions that have to be made in light of the most important trends, risks and challenges facing the sector.
  • Examines the key regional differences across the world as well as viewing the benefits and risks of globalized supply chains.

Inside this report

  • Total logistics market sizing
  • Segmentation by logistics market from top to bottom
  • Forecast growth to 2023
  • Outlook for the major trends shaping logistics in 2019

Exclusive highlights on the structure of the logistics industry

  • How the importance of logistics markets varies by region
  • Outsourcing rates by region for key logistics markets
  • Which logistics markets will grow fastest and why

This report contains

  • Concise insight into the factors shaping the global logistics market
  • Analysis of the market fundamentals of each logistics sector
  • Overview of the key trends changing each logistics market
  • Insight into the supply chain technologies supporting logistics operations
  • Market size and forecast data for the total logistics market

This report is perfect for

  • Global manufacturers
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Supply chain managers and directors
  • Logistics procurement managers
  • Marketing managers
  • Knowledge managers
  • Investors
  • All C-level executives

Key Topics Covered:

1. What is shaping the global logistics markets
1.1 The modern global logistics industry
1.2 Trade and globalization
1.3 World trade growth
1.4 Global and regional trade networks
1.5 The importance of megacities on supply chains
1.6 Just-in-Case manufacturing
1.7 Modern supply chain management practise
1.7.1 The impact of supply chain management practice on logistics
1.8 Centralization of inventory
1.9 Outsourcing of logistics
1.9.1 Why outsource logistics
1.10 Evolution towards value adding services

2. An industry in transformation: Consolidation
2.1 Consolidation and fragmentation in the logistics industry
2.2 Key industry trends
2.3 Options for growth
2.4 Acquisition strategies
2.5 The emergence of the ‘mega-carrier
2.6 The future of the global logistics industry

3. Logistics market development by geography
3.1 Influences on market characteristics
3.2 Africa
3.2.1 Africa: trade
3.2.2 Africa: transport infrastructure
3.2.3 Africa: ports
3.2.4 Africa: challenges
3.2.5 Africa: opportunities
3.2.6 Africa: market snapshots
3.3 Latin America
3.3.1 Latin America: trade
3.3.2 Latin America: transport infrastructure
3.3.3 Latin America: roads
3.3.4 Latin America: Panama canal
3.3.5 Latin America: challenges
3.3.6 Latin America: opportunities
3.4 Middle East
3.4.1 Middle East: roads
3.4.2 Middle East: ports
3.4.3 Middle East: airports
3.4.4 Middle East: logistics
3.4.5 Middle East: challenges
3.4.6 Middle East opportunities
3.5 Asia Pacific
3.5.1 Asia Pacific: trade
3.5.2 Asia Pacific: ports
3.5.3 Asia Pacific: airports
3.5.4 Asia Pacific: roads
3.5.5 Asia Pacific: main country logistics markets
3.5.6 Asia Pacific: China’s Belt & Road Initiative
3.5.7 Asia Pacific: challenges
3.5.8 Asia Pacific: opportunities
3.6 Europe
3.6.1 Europe: country snapshots
3.6.2 Europe: transport infrastructure
3.6.3 Europe: ports
3.6.4 Europe: airports
3.6.5 Europe: roads
3.6.6 Europe: Brexit challenge
3.7 North America
3.7.1 North America: United States
3.7.2 North America: Canada
3.7.3 North America: ports
3.7.4 North America: airports
3.7.5 North America: US logistics hubs
3.7.6 North America: challenges

4. The emergence of logistics clusters
4.1 Where to locate distribution centres?
4.2 Centralization of distribution in Europe
4.3 Centralization of distribution in the United States
4.4 Key distribution hubs in China

5. Freight forwarding
5.1 The freight forwarding industry: market update
5.2 Structure of the freight forwarding industry
5.3 Modal choice
5.4 Fragmentation and consolidation
5.5 The restructuring of the freight forwarding sector
5.6 Freight forwarding market dynamics
5.7 Freight forwarding profitability

6. Contract Logistics
6.1 The contract logistics industry: market update
6.2 Emergence of a global industry
6.3 Selecting the right logistics service provider
6.4 Financial contracts
6.5 Sales cycle times, contracts and relationships
6.5.1 Enhancing value through deeper relationships
6.5.2 Collaboration

7. European Road Freight/US Trucking
7.1 Europe road freight industry: market update
7.2 Europe road freight industry: market structure
7.3 Drivers of growth
7.4 Cost structure
7.5 Road freight rates
7.6 Profitability and company failure
7.7 Cabotage
7.8 US trucking industry market update
7.9 US trucking industry – LTL and FTL

8. Express parcels
8.1 The express parcels industry: market update
8.2 The express parcels industry: market development
8.3 The origins of the express parcels industry
8.4 Market definitions and structure
8.5 Express operating model – hub and spoke
8.6 Long-term trends in the express sector
8.7 Disruption in the express sector

9. Air cargo
9.1 Air cargo: market update
9.2 Air Cargo: market structure
9.3 Air cargo Industry players
9.4 Air cargo process
9.5 A sustainable air cargo sector

10. Container Shipping
10.1 Container Shipping: market update
10.2 Container Shipping market demand & supply
10.3 Container shipping market strategies
10.4 Container shipping market structure

11. Intermodal rail
11.1 Intermodal market update
11.2 European intermodal market
11.3 North American intermodal market

12. Total logistics market size and forecast
12.1 Total logistics market size – global
12.2 Total logistics market size – Asia Pacific
12.3 Total logistics market size – Europe
12.4 Total logistics market size – North America
12.5 Total logistics market size definitions and methodology

13. Supply chain technologies
13.1 Increasing supply chain complexity
13.2 What is supply chain management software
13.3 Supply chain executive systems
13.3.1 Transport Management Systems (TMS)
13.3.2 Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
13.3.3 Global Trade Management Systems (GTM)
13.3.4 International Transport Management Systems (ITMS)
13.3.5 Freight exchanges

14. Supply chain dynamics of vertical sectors
14.1 Automotive logistics
14.1.1 Production concepts in automotive logistics
14.1.2 Supply chain geography of the automotive sector
14.1.3 Dealerships, retailing and logistics
14.1.4 Different types of inbound logistics operations
14.2 Pharmaceutical logistics
14.2.1 The global pharmaceutical logistics market
14.2.2 The role of the outsourced logistics provider
14.3 Consumer goods and retail logistics
14.3.1 Consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector
14.3.2 Regionalisation of supply chain geographies
14.3.3 Durable goods supply chains
14.3.4 Retail supply chain trends
14.3.5 Diversification of retailer product offering
14.4 High tech supply chains
14.4.1 Transport of high tech goods
14.4.2 High tech logistics services
14.5 Field services & spare parts logistics

15. Risks in global supply chains
15.1 Rebalancing ‘external’ and ‘internal’ risks
15.2 Quantifying supply chain risk
15.3 Types of supply chain risk
15.4 External threats to supply chains
15.5 Unknown unknowns…
15.6 Sector resilience to threats

16. The e-commerce logistics phenomenon
16.1 e-commerce trends
16.2 The impact of e-retailing on logistics
16.2.1 Warehousing and fulfilment
16.3 Reverse logistics
16.4 Delivery points
16.5 Logistics costs for online retailers

17. Supply chain innovation and disruption
17.1 The end of business as usual
17.2 Supply chain logistics: Ripe for disruption
17.3 The Internet of Things
17.4 Augmented reality
17.5 Drones
17.6 Autonomous vehicles
17.6.1 Autonomous transport in warehouses
17.7 3D printing

18. Ethical and sustainable supply chain strategies
18.1 Profits, planet and people – the ‘triple’ advantage
18.2 Environmental issues in supply chain and logistics
18.3 Government policy and transport emissions
18.3.1 Road freight
18.3.2 Air cargo
18.3.3 Rail and intermodal
18.3.4 Shipping
18.3.5 Warehousing
18.4 Ethical supply chains
18.4.2 Downstream supply chain issues

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