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Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation

A Practical Guide to Disruptive Technologies and New Business Models

Explore the technological disruptions of the logistics and supply chain industry and get step-by-step guidance to adapting business plans and strategies.
EAN: 9781398607484
Edition: 2
Published:
Format: 234x156
416 pages

About the book

Global disruption, new technologies and changing consumer habits are causing turmoil in the supply chain industry. This book shows businesses how to remain resilient in this dynamic new environment.

The supply chain crisis of 2021 exposed the necessity of a sustainable supply chain. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has transformed our society and economy. The logistics and supply chain industry continues to be innovated by automation, blockchain and sustainability. Amid all this volatility, it is vital for businesses to not only protect their operations from disruption, but to rise to the challenge that these innovations pose to become game-changers in their sectors.

Now in its second edition, Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation provides vital insight into the major trends transforming the supply chain and logistics industry. Featuring a new section on the role of technologies in reducing carbon emissions, case studies from companies such as Amazon, Alibaba, Maersk, UPS and DHL, as well as a full update of all existing content on crowd sourcing and shipping, on-demand delivery, autonomous vehicles and more, Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation is the essential guide to thriving in a rapidly developing logistics landscape. Online supporting resources include PowerPoints and sample case studies.

About the authors

John Manners-Bell is Founder and CEO of Transport Intelligence Ltd. He is an Honorary Visiting Professor, London Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University. He was formerly Chair of the Logistics and Supply Chain Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum, speaking and moderating at the annual Davos meeting. In 2021 he founded the Foundation for Future Supply Chain. He has spoken at conferences in Asia, USA, Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Europe. He is based in Bath.

The need for innovation in logistics was never an option and should be in the DNA of every supply chain professional. The second edition of Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation is an easy-to-read, substantial reference book. It is the opportunity to add new imperatives that already and will continue to disrupt the world of logistics and supply chain such as global pandemics and the decarbonization urgency, calling for a next normal.

Celine Hourcade, Founder and Managing Director, Change Horizon