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The Future of Logistics: How the Physical Internet Works

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Start exploring the basics of the physical internet and the role it may play in your logistics processes going forward.

The world of shipping and logistics is at a turning point. New innovations, growing technologies and expanding ideas geared toward efficiency are causing established companies to make huge leaps that smaller e-commerce businesses can’t always match.

To help you remain competitive in a shifting market, we’ve crafted this report to introduce you to the theory of the physical internet and look at a possible future for logistics. You can use the information to stay at the forefront of these sprouting innovations and be a step ahead of the competition.

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Footnotes
  1. [1]“Physical Internet,” Georgia Tech Physical Internet Center.
  2. [2]Benoit Montreuil, “Toward a Physical Internet: Meeting the global logistics sustainability grand challenge,” Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL), 2011.
  3. [3]Ibid.
  4. [4]Ibid.
  5. [5]Ibid.
  6. [6]Maria Jesus Saenz, “The Physical Internet: Logistics Reimagined?” Zaragoza Logistics Center, Feb. 26, 2016.
  7. [7]David H. Freedman, “Tractor-trailers without a human at the wheel will soon barrel onto highways near you. What will this mean for the nation’s 1.7 million truck drivers?” MIT Technology Review, March/April 2017.
  8. [8]“Global Marine Technology Trends 2030,” University of Southampton, QinetiQ and Lloyd’s Register, Aug. 15, 2015.

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