The Strategic Role of Logistics in the Industry 4.0 Era

Forthcoming in: Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review

21 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2019

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Christopher S. Tang

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management

Lucas P. Veelenturf

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) - Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences

Date Written: June 6, 2019

Abstract

By leveraging new technologies (Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Blockchain, Drones, Internet of Things, etc.), many companies are developing cyber-physical systems that can change the competition landscape. In the midst of this exciting development, we examine the strategic role of logistics and transportation services for creating economic, environmental and social values. Also, we discuss some new research directions.

Keywords: Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Blockchain, Drones, Artificial Intelligence, Logistics, Transportation

Suggested Citation

Tang, Christopher S. and Veelenturf, Lucas P., The Strategic Role of Logistics in the Industry 4.0 Era (June 6, 2019). Forthcoming in: Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3400566

Christopher S. Tang

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management ( email )

110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
United States

Lucas P. Veelenturf (Contact Author)

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) - Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences ( email )

Den Dolech 2
Eindhoven
Netherlands

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