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
Date Written: June 6, 2019
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
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