Supply-Chain Trends

October 2000
Logistics & Transport Focus;Oct2000, Vol. 2 Issue 8, p8
Trade Publication
A survey designed to forecast trends in logistics and supply-chain management up to the year 2005 was conducted by the Logistics Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University with the assistance of five other partners in the TRILOG Consortium. There were 130 European logistics professionals who participated in the survey. Forecasts of trends were made in the aspects of logistics, geographical patterns of production and warehousing, sourcing of supplies, order fulfillment, retail distribution, inventory levels, freight transport, outsourcing, information technology and electronic commerce, and employment. One of the major forecasts is for freight ton per kilometer which is expected to grow by 24 percent between 1999 and 2005.


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