Supply Chain & Logistics
The Supply Chain & Logistics sector is evolving at a tremendous pace driven by advancing technological innovations and the resultant business model innovations. The industry has transformed from being constituted by disparate and fragmented operators to a more integrated service provider on real-time supported by digital technologies such as Control Towers, Sensors and Robotics. Manufacturers, customers, supply chain and logistics service providers are embarking on transformational journeys to prepare themselves for the future.
Given the accelerated pace of innovations in the sector, companies engaged in the sector need to transform themselves to be prepared for the next wave of growth.
Frost & Sullivan’s Supply Chain & Logistics Practice covers the entire spectrum of Freight Transportation, Warehousing & Supply Chain value chain including:
Supply Chain Services
- Contract Logistics Services
- Supply Chain Technologies
- Forwarding, Express and Support Services
Freight, Infrastructure and Facilities
- Solutions & Systems
- Aftermarket Services
Our Logistics & Supply Chain Group covers exciting research that includes:
Our unique and flagship ‘Growth Partnership Service’ Research Program is based on research themes aimed at providing our clients a complete 360° perspective on the developments in the sector and the future growth opportunities in the following focus areas.
- Regional Coverage and Analysis: To identify and analyze regional logistics transformation trends and issues with a focus on APAC, Europe and North America
- Strategic Analysis and Industry Outlook: To identify key developments in major markets including North America, Europe, and the Middle East, South Asia and Africa with primary objectives of identifying potential new business opportunities
- Digital Disruptions: Technological developments and innovation, as well as its adoption, are increasingly having a strong influence on logistics business models. The focus here is to assess their impact and develop unique insights that can generate growth opportunities
- Industry Hot Issues: Critical issues that are likely to affect the Global Logistics Industry will be addressed in detail in these research studies. Mega Trends and Urban Logistics, Disruptions in E-Commerce Market, Returns Logistics and Vertical Logistics Needs Analysis
Disruptive Innovations in European Logistics Industry, Forecast to 2025
With the emergence of the digital environment, traditional service offerings are increasingly being replaced with innovative logistics solutions driven by digital technologies. Digitalization of core business operations with technologies is expected to facilitate the logistics service providers to transform their business by adopting innovative business models. This study analyses key trends and their implications relating to Industry 4.0, emission regulations, cross-border trade, infrastructure modernization, and industry digitalization and their implications for the logistics and supply chain service providers. Specific digital technologies covered include augmented reality, autonomous transportation, blockchain, cloud digital platform, data analytics, drones technologies, Internet of things (IoT) robotic systems, and 3D printing.
One Belt, One Road—Implications for Connectivity and Regional Trade, Forecast to 2030
This research focuses on the development of economic corridors relating to BRI with focus on improving connectivity with Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and East Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Current and expected growth trends in trade are analyzed to evaluate potential implications for cross-border trade, connectivity, multimodal logistics, and overall trade growth. New trade routes along the OBOR would enhance multimodal transportation across Asia, Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and Europe, resulting in estimated trade volumes with China to around $3 Trillion by 2030.
Digital Transformations in the Global Logistics Industry, Forecast to 2020
Technological changes have led to the convergence of industries and the transformation of the business processes related to supply chain management. The need to improve logistics efficiency is being driven by the modernization of transportation infrastructure, changing consumer purchase patterns, and the emergence of new business models. With the declining cost of technologies related to Automatic Identification Data Capture, Autonomous Vehicles, Augmented Reality, Big Data, and Cloud Computing, the global logistics industry is being transformed in terms of the transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, and e-logistics services offered by service providers. This study provides a detailed assessment of the impact of these technologies on the logistics industry.
An Insight on Use of Drones in Global Logistics Industry, Forecast to 2020
Drones implementation in Global Logistics Industry is currently facing regulatory hurdles that are based on safety and security concerns of widespread Commercial Drones Usage. The study analyses the current scenario including industry participants, technology developments and commercial implementation in few geographies and future potential of Drones implementation despite the current hurdles and future opportunities.
We assist our clients in navigating the uncertainties as well as developments in the logistics sector. We leverage our global network, strong and extensive research base to assist our clients in developing their tactical and strategic imperatives essential for growing their businesses.
Through our Growth Consulting services, we engage with clients in providing customized consulting engagements levering our expertise in executing extensive industry research. We work with logistics service providers, end users and customers, technology service providers, government bodies and agencies to help them evaluate industry best practices, develop market entry and growth strategies, develop industry blueprints, benchmark competition and technology, support in long-term and short-term business planning, identify and evaluate business opportunities and many more.
Frost & Sullivan team can support your organization in each of the following areas :
Market Entry and Growth Strategies: We support clients in identifying and evaluating new growth opportunities and developing a detailed entry strategy in mature as well as emerging markets.
Business Planning and Advisory Support: We support clients in developing detailed business plans backed by in-depth market and competitive feedback along with detailed financial model so that our clients can clearly envision the market opportunities, strategies to complete and the return on investments.
National Level Logistics Industry Blueprint: We work with key industry bodies, government agencies to identify current bottlenecks, develop future vision and strategies to develop capabilities, infrastructure and business facilitation mechanisms to develop the logistics sector.
Industry Benchmarking: We leverage our extensive research expertise, knowledge developed and industry relationships to assist our clients in benchmarking their performance and capabilities against the peers.
Infrastructure Feasibility Assessment: We support clients in developing detailed feasibility studies with valuable insights into the market demand and supply, industry and competition structure, regulatory environment and future market scenarios.
Our Logistics & Supply Chain Group specialize in running growth workshops with our clients which help us take a cross-functional team of our client, within a span of a day from information to implementation. The team has run several workshops, some examples below:
Development of International Market Expansion Strategy for Express Service Provider
Through our long-standing and rich experience of research and consulting services, we have built collaborative and long-lasting relationships with leading industry bodies, logistics service providers and end users in the logistics sector.
We use our research and industry experience coupled with well-defined tools and methodologies, tailored and developed by Frost & Sullivan, to derive unique and valuable insights for our clients.
Frost & Sullivan’s Predictions
Frost & Sullivan’s Predictions for the Logistics and Transportation Sector:
The combined impact of technological disruptions, innovative business models and regulatory changes present both opportunities and challenges for existing as well as new businesses. Frost & Sullivan has the right expertise and capabilities to help navigate your company and support in identifying risks and unlock the true market potential.
Moving forward, beyond shipment delivery time and cost, personalization is expected to become a key aspect for the growth of logistics companies
The supply chain is being unbundled by innovative specialized market operators that are either extracting value (firms that are using existing business models to create better efficiencies) or creating value by incorporating new technology such as autonomous machines that focus on delivering unique logistics services, thereby breaking down the value chain further
Each area of logistics will move toward adopting machine-based decision-making systems with effective data capture capabilities
Supply chain operators of the future will largely drive efficiency through non-asset-based models incorporating different strategies to provide solutions that could either be achieved through aggregation models, marketplace models, sharing models, or crowd sourced models
We can engage and partner with you in the following ways:
Growth Partnership Service
Provide access to individual studies or subscription services
Customized advisory services encompassing research, strategy and implementation
On-site engagement and interactive brainstorming with your organization’s executive teams
We have a global footprint with local, on-ground experts who rigorously track trends and markets in various regions including the Americas, Europe, India, China, ASEAN, the Middle East, and Africa.
Some of our most recent client collaborations include:
Frost & Sullivan’s expertise in business strategy & innovation includes work in the following strategic and operational areas.
International Market Strategy Development
Growth Strategy and Business Planning
Market Opportunity Analysis
Technology and Competitive Benchmarking
Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Our Logistics & Supply Chain Group covers exciting research on digital disruptions, freight market trends, Warehousing transformations and issues relating to supply chain optimization
Our unique and flagship ‘Growth Partnership Service’ Research Program is based on research themes aimed at providing our clients a complete 360° perspective on the developments in the sector and the future growth opportunities.
Our Global Logistics & Supply Chain group publishes over strategic research deliverables every year that cover a wide range of topics including
- Regional Coverage and Analysis: To identify and analyse regional logistics transformation trends and issues with a focus on APAC, Europe and North America
- Strategic Analysis and Industry Outlook: To identify key developments in major markets including North America, Europe and Middle East, South Asia and Africa with primary objectives of identifying potential new business opportunities
- Digital Disruptions: Technological developments and innovation as well as its adoption are increasingly having strong influence on logistics business models. The focus here is to assess their impact and develop unique insights that can generate growth opportunities
- Industry Hot Issues: Critical issues that are likely to affect the Global Logistics Industry will be addressed in detail in these research studies. Mega Trends and Urban Logistics,, Disruptions in E Commerce Market, Returns Logistics and Vertical Logistics Needs Analysis