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“Global Logistics Strategies: Delivering the Goods” tells an interesting story. Or more importantly, it forecasts an interesting future. The book explores the history of logistics and uses its dynamic past to predict our industry’s future. One which will see many more advances, according to the author.
John Manners-Bell believes the industry is gearing up for rapid change due to a mix of demand and supply. While the global logistics market has evolved quickly over the past 20 years, its transformation shows no signs of slowing down. The future challenges and changes, as outlined in the book, are: a shift in the economic balance towards Asia; near-shoring, mergers and acquisitions; increasing risks to the supply chain; ecommerce; and 3D printing.
“Twenty years ago nobody would have dreamt that the German Post Office would be a market leader in the international express, contract logistics, road and freight forwarding sector or that China would be so important to the world’s logistics industry,” says Manners-Bell, CEO of Transport Intelligence, a leading supplier of market solutions to the global logistics industry. “It is likely that in another twenty years the market environment will be just as unrecognizable.”
Will these changes unfold? Will these challenges arise? Predicting future events isn’t always an exact science. But there is one thing you can rely on—GX. No matter what tomorrow brings, from contract logistics to road freight to freight forwarding to express service, GX will not only evolve with the logistics industry, but will continue to lead the way by adapting new services and strategies to help you deliver your goods.