MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan's Global Director of Commercial Vehicle Research Sandeep Kar for the Automotive & Transportation team will present at EyeforTransport's Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum, co-located with the North American 3PL Summit on June 18 to 20, 2013 at the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago, Ill.
Frost & Sullivan analysts will speak on the latest Global Mega Trends and Implications to Urban Logistics during their respective presentations. These Mega Trends include: Urbanization, Bricks and Clicks, and Access to Multimodality, Connectivity and Convergence, and Future Infrastructure Development, which are all expected to drive demand for time-sensitive deliveries.
"Urban logistics is already bringing about noticeable changes in commercial vehicle design, development and preferences. Trucks are cubing out before weighing out, telematics and connectivity are becoming more ubiquitous, time and mission critical deliveries are on the rise," said Frost & Sullivan Global Director of Commercial Vehicle Research Sandeep Kar. "Moreover, we see a world where 60 percent of the global population will be living in urban centers by 2025, demanding unique value propositions such as same day service. I am looking forward to sharing our megatrends research in this area, and also hearing from fellow panelists how their businesses are catalyzing this change."
In the upcoming North America event, Kar will present and lead the session "Unlocking the Potential of Omni Channel Retail and Home Delivery," held on the second day of the event. Other presenters during this session include representatives from Home Depot, Sears and Office Depot.
"Global spending on urban logistics is expected to grow rapidly from $2.5 trillion in 2011 to nearly $6 trillion by 2020 driven by B2C ecommerce growth, rapid urbanization, and investment in sophisticated technology for better optimization," said Frost & Sullivan Program Manager Archana Amarnath. "This market opportunity has already attracted many logistics service providers who are introducing innovative business models in urban distribution and last mile operations such as urban consolidation centers, self-collection locker boxes, same-day deliveries, and click and collect."
The North American 3PL Summit strives to bring together executives and thought leaders to discuss the threats, opportunities and game-changers of 2013 and beyond in order to drive companies' 3PL towards a more profitable future. This event has been held for 11 years. Within the past 4 years, it has developed its own leading standalone supply chain forum – the Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum which now serves as one of the major meeting points of Heads of Supply Chain in North America year on year.
Frost and Sullivan has secured a special discount for this event. If you book using the discount code 'FS0200,' you can enjoy a savings of $200 from either the 3PL Summit or Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum. To register and see Frost & Sullivan's presentation, please visit https://secure.eyefortransport.com/csco/register.php. Frost & Sullivan also has a limited amount of complimentary tickets for shippers to attend the event.
For access to the brochure for North America's 3PL Summit, please visit: http://events.eyefortransport.com/3pl/pdf/EFT_3PL-Summit_US12_v9x_HLI0100.pdf.
Additionally, Frost & Sullivan's Visionary Innovation Program Manager Archana Amarnath will provide a presentation building on work shown in North America at the European 3PL Summit held in Amsterdam on November 12 to 14, 2013. For more information on how to become a sponsor or exhibitor for this event, please contact EyeforTransport's Director of Strategy and Vertical Market Insight Sophie Farrow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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