Supply Chain 4.0 has introduced automation into logistics and supply chain processes, exploiting predictive analytics to better match supply with demand, optimizing operations and using the latest technologies for the last mile delivery such as drones and autonomous robots. Supply Chain 4.0 is an edited book which presents new methods, techniques, and information systems that support the coordination and optimization of logistics processes, reduction of operational costs as well as the emergence of entirely new services and business processes.
Supply Chain 4.0 includes the state-of-the-art research and key contributions from the emerging 'Supply Chain 4.0' domain. Researchers from academia and industry present their latest theoretical contributions and innovative ideas. This edited book considers the latest technologies and operational research methods available to support smart, integrated, and sustainable logistics practices focusing on automation, big data, Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and decision support systems for transportation and logistics. It also highlights market requirements and includes case studies of cutting edge applications from innovators in the logistics industry. Online supporting resources include powerpoints of lecture notes and research findings.