Technology - The Emergence of Logistics 2.0? Infographic
Logistics is undergoing a technological boom, with many further developments on the horizon. eft asked the industry a number of questions pertaining to impacts of these technologies in surveys it has done over the last couple months and has now compiled...
2014 was a year of technological announcements, prescience and implementation in supply chain and logistics. Leveraging eft's network of executives and experts in this space, we asked some critical questions on the future of 3D Printing, Drones, the Internet of Things, Driverless Vehicles and Augmented Reality in supply chain and logistics. The information has been collected and presented into an easy to read infographic.
Key findings included:
* 40%+ of manufacturers and retailers expect their logistics providers to have some understanding of driverless vehicles
* 19.2% of Manufacturers and Retails are already using 3D printing in their businesses
* 94% of industry executives think drone delivery is inevitable
* 43% of industry executives think the Internet of Things will have a huge impact on supply chain and logistics.
'For years, logistics companies have faced a commoditization' says Chris Saynor, CEO of eft. 'The industry is finally in a place where real innovation is being implemented, but more importantly demanded by customers.'
The internet of things, augmented reality and driverless vehicles will all be discussed at the upcoming 3PL Summit, June 16-18, Chicago. Click here for more information