Total Logistics 2020 - Offers a Concise, Easy to Understand View of the Logistics & Supply Chain Industry -

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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.

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 analysis features the key characteristics of each market, explains their development and structure and highlights key trends driving their growth trajectories.

The publisher 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.

Key Questions the report answers

  • How fast is the total logistics market expected to grow over the next 4 years?
  • How is the US/China trade war affecting logistics markets and supply chains? What are the impositions of the Phase 1 deal?
  • What is the continuous effect of Digitilisation on logistics markets?
  • How fast is cross border e-commerce growing? And how does cross border e-commerce potential impact markets and supply chains?
  • Which logistics markets are growing the fastest, and why?
  • What is shaping global logistics markets?

Key Findings

  • The publisher estimates that the total global logistics market size in 2019 amounted to 6.0 trillion.
  • Asia Pacific is the largest logistics market. Its logistics spend is estimated to amount to more than 2.6 trillion, nearly 45% of global logistics spend.
  • Urbanisation is a disruptor to both the express and road freight sectors.
  • US/China imports for air and sea have contracted for the first time since 2009.
  • Automotive supply chains will undergo a radical transformation over the next decade as the internal combustion engine is phased out in favour of alternative propulsion systems.

Key Topics Covered:

1.0 What is Shaping the Global Logistics Markets?

1.1 The Modern Global Logistics Industry

1.2 Trade and Globalisation

1.3 World Trade Growth

1.4 Global to Regional Trade Networks

1.5 The Importance of Megacities on Supply Chains

1.6 Just-In-Case Manufacturing

1.7 Modern Supply Chain Management Practice

1.8 Centralisation of Inventory

1.9 Outsourcing Logistics

1.10 Evolution Towards Value-Adding Services

2.0 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

3.0 Logistics Market Development by Geography

3.1 Influences on Market Characteristics

3.2 Africa: Summary

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: Summary

3.4 Middle East: Summary

3.5 Asia Pacific: Summary

3.6 Europe: Summary

3.7 North America: Summary

3.8 US-China Trade War

3.9 Megacity Logistics

4.0 The Emergence of Logistics Clusters

4.1 Where to Locate Distribution Centers?

4.2 Centralisation of Distribution in Europe

4.3 Centralisation of Distribution in the United States

4.4 Key Distribution Hubs in China

5.0 Freight Forwarding

5.1 The Freight Forwarding Industry: Market Update

5.2 Digital Forwarders and Platforms

5.3 Structure of the Freight Forwarding Industry

5.4 Modal Choice

5.5 Fragmentation and Consolidation

5.6 The Restructuring of The Freight Forwarding Sector

5.7 Freight Forwarding Market Dynamics

5.8 Freight Forwarding Profitability

6.0 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

7.0 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 European Road Freight Growth

7.4 Europe Road Freight: Cost Structure

7.5 Road Freight Rates

7.6 European Road Freight: Profitability and Company Failure

7.7 European Road Freight: Cabotage

7.8 European Road Freight: Driver Shortages

7.9 US Trucking Industry Market Update

7.10 Trucking Industry - LTL and FTL

8.0 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

9.0 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

10.0 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

11.0 Intermodal Rail

11.1 Intermodal Market Update

11.2 European Intermodal Market

11.3 North American Intermodal Market

12.0 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

13.0 Supply Chain Technologies

13.1 Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

13.2 What Is Supply Chain Management Software?

13.3 Supply Chain Executive Systems

14.0 Supply Chain Dynamics of Vertical Sectors

14.1 Automotive Logistics

14.2 Pharmaceutical Logistics

14.3 Consumer Goods and Retail Logistics

14.4 High Tech Supply Chains

14.5 Field Services & Spare Parts Logistics

15.0 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

16.0 The e-commerce Logistics Phenomenon

16.1 e-commerce Trends

16.2 The Impact of e-retailing on Logistics

16.3 Reverse Logistics

16.4 Delivery Points

16.5 Logistics Costs for Online Retailers

17.0 Supply Chain Innovation and Disruption

18.0 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

18.4 Ethical Supply Chains

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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900