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Total Logistics 2017

Published by Transport Intelligence Ltd. Product code 410772
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Total Logistics 2017
Published: January 5, 2017 Content info:

Ti's new report, Total Logistics 2017, offers a concise, easy to understand view of the industry.

For the first time, Ti has sized the total logistics market and segmented the industry by logistics market from top to bottom, as well as forecasted growth to 2020. This report examines each logistics market, assessing the market's current structure and dynamics, as well as the impact of economic pressures, new technologies, changes in consumer demands and increasing supply chain risks on that market. The report also explains how each market fits into the overall picture of the logistics industry.

Exclusive highlights on risks in global supply chains

  • Traditional integrated manufacturing results in high levels of internal risk due to high levels of capital outlay and inventory holding.
  • Extended supply chains are more vulnerable to external threats, but on the other hand, such networks have also dispersed risks to a number of markets by reducing centralization.
  • Another factor that impacts significantly on the extent of disruption is the location of the event within the supply chain. The further upstream it occurs, the longer the disruption to supply.
  • The characteristics of some supply chains make them more vulnerable to supply chain threats than others.

Exclusive highlights on the structure of the logistics industry

  • The global logistics industry has come about as a result of a confluence of demand-side and supply-side trends
  • World trade has been very volatile over the past decade, with underlying development being driven - until very recently - by strong growth of export and import traffic from China and related economies.
  • The world's economy is moving from globalisation to regionalisation of supply chains. This involves a transformation from East-West and West-East flows to complex networks of developed and emerging markets.
  • Distribution strategies have been largely influenced by the trade-off between the cost of moving goods to market and the cost of holding inventories.

About the authors

Professor John Manners-Bell BA (Hons) MSc AKC FCILT

Prof John Manners-Bell is Chief Executive of Ti, Honorary Visiting Professor at the London Metropolitan University's Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law and an adviser to the World Economic Forum. He has over 25 years' experience working in and analysing the global logistics sector. John started his working life as an operations manager of a logistics company based in the UK. Prior to establishing Ti in 2002, he worked as an analyst in consultancies specialising in international trade, transport and logistics. He also spent a number of years as a manager of UPS, in a strategic marketing and communications role. John holds an MSc in Transport Planning and Management from University of Westminster and is an Associate of King's College London where he studied Classics and Theology. He is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and former Chair of the Supply Chain and Logistics Global Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum. He has also advised the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and Transport. He has written three books on the industry - 'Global Logistics Strategies: Delivering the Goods', 'Supply Chain Risk: Understanding Emerging Threats to Global Supply Chains' and 'Logistics and Supply Chains in Emerging Markets'. His second book, 'Supply Chain Risk' won the Mention Speciale ACA-Bruel Prize for supply chain literature in 2014.

David Buckby

Having obtained a Masters in Economics David is now Ti's resident Economist. He manages one of Ti's core strengths, that of quantitative analysis of a range of logistics markets, including sizing and forecasting. He has completed market sizing studies over a number of years on markets such as freight forwarding, contract logistics, European road freight transport, express and small parcels and e-commerce logistics. He also regularly updates Ti's other quantitative tracking products - the Dashboard and Global Logistics Monitor. David also provides contributions to the GSCi portal, Ti reports and consultancy projects. He authors many briefs for Ti's Logistics Briefing service, contributes articles to external publications and is regularly cited by industry media. His key interests are the economics of the logistics sector, emerging markets and statistical modelling.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1.0 What is shaping the global logistics markets

  • How has the industry evolved?

2.0 An industry in transformation: Consolidation

  • Which strategies are having the most impact on the structure of the market?

3.0 Logistics market development by geography

  • How do logistics markets differ between regions and countries?

4.0 The emergence of logistics clusters

  • Where should distribution centres be located?

5.0 - 11.0 Logistics market insight

  • What are the trends and defining features of the freight forwarding, contract logistics, road freight, express, air cargo, shipping and rail & intermodal markets?

12.0 Total logistics market size and forecast

  • How big is the total logistics market and where do different markets sit within it?

13.0 Supply chain technologies

  • How are different supply chain technologies shaping the market?

14.0 Supply chain dynamics of vertical sectors

  • What are the supply chain dynamics of the automotive, spare parts, pharmaceutical, consumer and high tech sectors?

15.0 Risks in global supply chains

  • What are supply chain risks and how do you prepare for them?

16.0 The e-commerce logistics phenomenon

  • What has the impact of e-retailing been on logistics?

17.0 Supply chain innovation and disruption

  • Why is the supply chain ripe for disruption?

18.0 Ethical and sustainable supply chain strategies

  • Which environmental and legislative factors do businesses need to be aware of when developing supply chain strategies
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