Total Logistics offers a concise, easy to understand view of the industry.
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.
The report then features in-depth analysis of the air cargo, container shipping, express and parcels, rail freight, freight forwarding, contract logistics and intermodal markets. This features the key characteristics of each market, as well as viewing its development and structure.
The report also sizes the logistics market, giving the breakdown of the size of each market globally, as well as in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. The report also features forecasts of the compound annual growth rate for the next four years in these regions.
The report 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.
Inside this report
Total logistics market sizing
Segmentation by logistics market from top to bottom
Forecast growth to 2021
Outlook for the major trends shaping logistics in 2018
Exclusive highlights on the structure of the logistics industry
How the importance of logistics markets varies by region
Outsourcing rates by region for key logistics markets
Which logistics markets will grow fastest and why
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 and regional trade networks 1.5 The importance of megacities on supply chains 1.6 Just-in-Case manufacturing 1.7 Modern supply chain management practise 1.7.1 The impact of supply chain management practise on logistics 1.8 Centralization of inventory 1.9 Outsourcing of logistics 1.9.1 Why outsource 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 Geographic market snapshots 3.2.1 Western Europe 3.2.2 Central and Eastern Europe 3.2.3 North America 3.2.4 Asia Pacific 3.2.5 South America 3.2.6 Middle East 3.2.7 Africa
4.0 The emergence of logistics clusters 4.1 Where to locate distribution centres? 4.2 Centralization of distribution in Europe 4.3 Centralization 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 Structure of the freight forwarding industry 5.3 Modal choice 5.4 Fragmentation and consolidation 5.5 The restructuring of the freight forwarding sector 5.6 Freight forwarding market dynamics 5.7 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 growth 7.4 Cost structure 7.5 Road freight rates 7.6 Profitability and company failure 7.7 Cabotage 7.8 US trucking industry market update 7.9 US trucking 7.10 US trucking industry - LTL and FTL 7.11 US trucking industry - Dedicated Contract Carriage
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 Development of the air cargo industry 9.3 Market growth 9.4 Industry players 9.5 The air cargo chain 9.6 Air cargo routes 9.7 A sustainable air cargo sector
10.0 Shipping 10.1 Container Shipping: market update 10.2 The origins of the modern industry 10.3 Shipping economics 10.4 The structure of the shipping industry 10.5 Consolidation in the shipping industry 10.6 Ship sizes and infrastructure implications 10.7 Key growth lanes
11.0 Intermodal rail 11.1 European Intermodal Rail: market update 11.2 European policy 11.3 What is intermodal transport? 11.4 How is the market structured? 11.5 Intermodal solutions in the automotive sector 11.6 The North American Intermodal Rail sector - update 11.7 The US Intermodal Rail sector 11.8 Intermodal Marketing Companies (IMCs) 11.9 Intermodal Rail in NAFTA
12.0 Total logistics market size and forecast 12.1 Total logistics market size definitions and methodology 12.2 Total logistics market size - Global 12.2.1 Total logistics market size - Global forecast 12.3 Total logistics market size -Asia Pacific 12.3.1 Total logistics market size - Asia Pacific forecast 12.4 Total logistics market size - Europe 12.4.1 Total logistics market size - Europe forecast 12.5 Total logistics market size - North America 12.5.1 Total logistics market size - North America forecast
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 13.3.1 Transport Management Systems (TMS) 13.3.2 Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) 13.3.3 Global Trade Management Systems (GTM) 13.3.4 International Transport Management Systems (ITMS) 13.3.5 Freight exchanges
14.0 Supply chain dynamics of vertical sectors 14.1 Automotive logistics 14.1.1 Automotive manufacturing logistics 14.1.2 Production concepts in automotive logistics 14.1.3 Supply chain geography of the automotive sector 14.1.4 Dealerships, retailing and logistics 14.1.5 Different types of inbound logistics operations 16.2.2 Reverse logistics 14.2.1 Trends in pharmaceutical logistics 14.2 Pharmaceutical logistics 14.2.2 The global pharmaceutical logistics market 14.2.3 The role of the outsourced logistics provider 14.3 Consumer goods and retail logistics 14.3.1 Trends in consumer goods and retail logistics 14.3.2 Consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector 14.3.3 Regionalisation of supply chain geographies 14.3.4 Durable goods supply chains 14.3.5 Retail supply chain trends 14.3.6 Diversification of retailer product offering 14.4 High tech supply chains 14.4.1 Trends in high tech supply chains 14.4.2 Transport of high tech goods 14.4.3 High tech logistics services 14.5 Spare parts logistics 14.5.1 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 16.2.1 Warehousing and fulfilment 16.2.3 Delivery points 16.3 Logistics costs for online retailers
17.0 Supply chain innovation and disruption 17.1 The end of 'business as usual 17.2 Supply chain logistics: Ripe for disruption 17.3 The 'Internet of Things 17.4 Augmented reality 17.5 Drones 17.6 Autonomous vehicles 17.6.1 Autonomous transport in warehouses 17.7 3D printing
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 18.3.1 Road freight 18.3.2 Air cargo 18.3.3 Rail and intermodal 18.3.4 Shipping 18.3.5 Warehousing 18.4 Ethical supply chains 18.4.1 Upstream supply chain issues 18.4.2 Downstream supply chain issues 18.4.3 End-of-life reverse logistics