Delivering to the Cities of Tomorrow: Global Mega Trends and the Future of Urban Logistics

Frost & Sullivan hosts complimentary webinar assessing the implications of global trends on city logistics

Nov 20, 2012, 09:12 ET from Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  


11:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012


Online, with complimentary registration


Program Manager Archana Amarnath and Senior Research Analyst Archana Vidyasekar for Frost & Sullivan's Visionary Innovation Research Group

Given the increasing levels of congestion and pollution, as well as the lack of space in cities, delivering to urban areas has become a daunting challenge for companies and logistics providers. Mega trends such as urbanization have compelled logistics service providers to experiment and trail a range of solutions exclusively for cities, which optimize logistics and transport activities while considering environmental and sustainability factors. Other mega trends, such as the growing pervasiveness of technology and the subsequent rise in online retail, have also placed intense pressure on the urban supply chain, including demands for quicker options like same day deliveries. This briefing will investigate the changing landscape of urban logistics and the current tactics adopted by logistics providers in an effort to tackle and capitalize on these global forces of change – mega trends.

Why you should attend:

  • Understand the features and elements of urban logistics
  • Gain insight into current and future urban logistics spending
  • Recognize the implications of global mega trends on logistics
  • Comprehend the interlinks of these mega trends and the implications on urban logistics on a micro level
  • Identify the inherent potential market and business opportunities created by these trends in leading industries within the urban logistics space
  • Spot the new business models in urban logistics, such as consolidated deliveries through the hub and spoke model

This briefing will be insightful for all supply chain stakeholders from the shippers, logistics providers (including carriers and parcel service providers), third-party logistics providers, and fourth-party logistics (4PL) companies, to the end users, which may include companies from any industry, ranging from retailers and automobile makers to fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies.

Supporting Quote
"To build a profitable urban logistics business, providers must innovate to offer seamless, quick and sustainable deliveries to cities," observed Frost & Sullivan Visionary Innovation Senior Research Analyst Archana Vidyasekar.  "Many are already trailing and experimenting with tactics, such as same day deliveries, hybrid last mile deliveries, cross-docking smaller fuel-efficient vehicles, planned delivery schedules, and real-time virtual customer support, in a bid to capture the inherent business opportunities within this space."

Supporting Resources
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