Title The Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation Handbook
Subtitle Disruptive Technologies and New Business Models
Author John Manners-Bell, Ken Lyon
ISBN 9780749486334
List price GBP 39.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 280
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Kogan Page Limited
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Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is now transforming logistics and supply chain industries. Consumer habits are changing fast and supply chains are having to adapt to meet the challenges created by this dynamic new environment. Traditional logistics operating models are under threat. Incumbent freight operators across the entire transport and warehousing spectrum have been forced to develop strategies to effectively compete with new start-ups. The Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of all the major new technologies and business models currently under development and looks at this process of disruption in detail.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation Handbook covers many important topics, such as crowd sourcing and shipping, on-demand delivery, autonomous vehicles, automation in the warehouse, electric vehicles and alternative fuels. It provides readers with a straightforward and easy to understand assessment of these innovations and their impact on the industry. Online supporting resources include PowerPoints and sample case studies.


Key Features:

  • Offers a detailed overview of all the major trends transforming the supply chain and logistics industry, such as automation and blockchain
  • Presents case studies of companies such as Amazon, Alibaba, Maersk, UPS and DHL who have successfully integrated new technologies into their business models
  • Investigates how disruptive technologies will transform supply chain dynamics in vertical sectors such as automotive and fashion
  • Provides practical guidelines, tools and frameworks to assist the development of new innovative business plans for future supply chains and logistics operations
  • Online resources: comprehensive resources including PowerPoints and sample case studies


About this book

Preface and acknowledgements

Chapter 1: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the anatomy of innovation • Introduction • Themes of 41R • The anatomy of innovation • Organizational innovation • The convergence of innovations: the ‘physical internet’ • Summary • Bibliography

Chapter 2: Breaking the paradigm: the rise of the disruptors • How to be a successful innovator: addressing supply chain inefficiency • The 4Ds of disruption • Releasing value through disruption • Summary • Bibliography

Chapter 3: Lessons from the past: what present day disruptors can learn from the containerization of the shipping industry • Introduction • The economic case for containerization • Social and political barriers • Legislative barriers • Technological barriers • Resistance from market incumbents • Unpacking the economic benefits • Summary • Bibliography

Chapter 4: Sector Case Study: disruption in the express parcels market • An evolving sector • Sources of market disruption • Incumbents: fighting back • Summary

Chapter 5: The Internet of Things, ‘Big Data’ and artificial intelligence • ‘Internet of Things’ in the supply chain • Application in the logistics industry • The future: printable electronics • ‘Big Data’ and artificial intelligence (AI) • Summary • Bibliography

Chapter 6: Control towers and supply chain visibility • Introduction • The role of the LSP • Cloud-based services • Enabling supply chain visibility • Summary • Note

Chapter 7: 3D printing: a review of its implications for the supply chain and logistics industry • Introduction • What is 3D printing? • Challenges to adoption • Why will 3D printing disrupt supply chains? • A supply chain transformation • Adoption by industry sectors • What does the future hold for the express and logistics industry? • Investment by logistics companies • Summary • Bibliography

Chapter 8: The disruptive potential of robots and automation • The rise of the robots • Robotics in logistics • People versus robots • Warehouse design and demand • What will be the future role of the LSP? • Robots in the supply chain • Summary • Bibliography

Chapter 9: Blockchain in supply chains • What is blockchain? • Potential areas of use in logistics and supply chain • How do blockchains work? • Assuring supply chain integrity • Developing trust • Blockchains and false data • Blockchain and smart contracts • Blockchain problems • Outlook • Summary • Bibliography • Note

Chapter 10: Digital logistics marketplaces • Digital road freight platforms • Digitizing the warehousing sector • On-demand warehousing • Summary • Bibliography

Chapter 11: On-demand delivery and crowd-shipping • On-demand delivery platforms and implications for the last mile • Crowd-shipping • Summary • Bibliography

Chapter 12: Autonomous vehicles and delivery robots • Introduction • The forces behind autonomous trucks • Barriers to autonomous driving • Technology progress • Platooning • Prospects for full autonomy • Other autonomous vehicles • Summary • Bibliography

Chapter 13: A guide to alternative propulsion systems • Introduction • Different powertrains for different needs • Types of alternative fuel • Meeting the challenge of charging electric vehicles • Summary • Bibliography

Chapter 14: The digitization of international freight forwarding • The importance of digitization • The implications for freight forwarders • The threats for industry incumbents • Digital freight forwarding platforms • Survey: the use of online platforms • Selected digital forwarders • Selected freight forwarders’ digital offerings • Selected digital marketplaces • Why freight forwarders will adapt and survive • Summary • Bibliography

Chapter 15: Disrupting trade finance: blockchain, banks and freight forwarders • Introduction • What is trade finance? • Why does the sector need shaking up? • Trade finance innovators and disruptors • Blockchain and ‘smart contracts’ • The new competitive battleground for freight forwarders? • Summary • Bibliography

Chapter 16: The disruptive power of e-retailing • The disruption of retail supply chains • Definitions and players • Challenges of e-retail • Cross-border e-retail issues and risks • Summary • Bibliography

Chapter 17: The ultimate disruptors: Amazon and Alibaba • Introduction • Amazon.com, Inc. • Alibaba Group • Summary • Bibliography

Conclusion: the future of the supply chain and logistics industry • Introduction • Speed of adoption • Future profile of logistics segments • The future for transport and warehousing jobs • The transformation of global supply chains? • Science fiction or science fact? • Conclusion • Summary • Bibliography


About the Authors:

John Manners-Bell is the CEO of Transport Intelligence, a leading supplier of market solutions to the global logistics industry. He is also Visiting Professor at the London Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University.

John Manners-Bell started his working life as an operations manager in a freight forwarding and road haulage company based in the UK. Prior to establishing Transport Intelligence, he worked as an analyst in consultancies specialising in international trade, transport and logistics. He also spent a number of years as European marketing manager for UPS Supply Chain Solutions working at locations across Europe, including France, Netherlands and Germany.

He holds an MSc in Transport Planning and Management from the University of Westminster, a BA (Hons) in Classics from King’s College London where he was also awarded an Associateship (AKC). John Manners-Bell is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and former Chair of the Supply Chain, Logistics Global Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum, and a Freeman of the City of London.

Ken Lyon has over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. Ken specialises in the use of advanced information systems to manage the operations of 3PL (Third Party Logistics), 4PL and Lead Logistics Providers and their trading partner networks. Over the past few years he has helped start-ups concerned with supply chain technologies and before that, he spent 10 years as a Director and VP of information services at UPS, helping to establish its Logistics and supply chain services Group. Ken was recently appointed Chairman of the Board for an international logistics software group and also sits on the board of Ti.

Target Audience:

This book is useful for people interested in logistics and supply chain management.

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