Trends for the logistics sector in dynamic times

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The economy has been hit hard by COVID-19. In order to survive and grow, industries and companies need to rethink their business models. Many companies from the ‘old economy’ will disappear, while others will grow faster than ever before. Digitisation will play a decisive role in these changes. Companies that use technology will recover faster after a crisis or recession. They have enormous resilient power. provides the knowledge and inspiration needed to turn challenging times into success stories.

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Every quarter, you will receive an extensive PDF report

Every quarter, you will receive a PowerPoint presentation

Every month, you can learn from webinars

Every day, your trend coach is available to answer questions







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Startups and organisations

The organisation of the future is an ecosystem. It relies on innovations from specialists outside the organisation and perhaps even from outside the country's borders. Startups, innovative companies and scientists all contribute to your innovation. You will receive proposals from startups, innovative organisations and universities that you can learn from and partner with. 

Case studies and experiments

We also analyse case studies of and experiments by organisations. These provide insight into how one deals with innovation, new technology, a recession or the impact of the current crisis. We can learn from the successes and failures of others. This lowers unnecessary costs and results in a higher change rate.

Scientists, specialists, trendwatchers, futurists and leaders from all over the world share their forecasts and analyses about the future. We list them for you and provide explanations and context, transforming the information into insights that offer direction and guidance.

Analyses and forecasts

You will receive a periodic overview of digital innovations and business models in your sector that might be of interest, but we also look at other industries. Digital business models provide guidance during a crisis or recession. In addition, organisations without a digital business model have no right of existence in the future.

Business models and innovation

We analyse trends within your sector or area of expertise. We study developments in artificial intelligence, multichannelling, chatbots, payments, logistics and many other trends. These insights enable you to make the right decisions and help you enter into valuable partnerships.

Trends with impact

We gather, analyse and interpret current (inter)national statistics. We continuously conduct international research into important issues currently at play, such as the economy, innovation, transformation and the role of technology.


A subscription gives you access to up-to-date information about developments in the logistics sector. You will receive recent statistics, analyses, forecasts, current technology trends, cases studies, experiments and new business models.

You will receive information about current trends in the logistics sector. Thetopics will be determined on a monthly basis, so that you’ll receive the most recent knowledge and inspiration.

Important trends in logistics

Smart delivery
A world where your parcel is delivered by an unmanned aerial vehicle or where a smart machine autonomously drives you from A to B – that’s exactly where we’re headed. Highly sophisticated AI platforms using deep learning algorithms will plan and optimise delivery routes and drones will be dropping off your packages a few hours after you’ve placed your order.
Smart distribution facilities
Innovative distribution centres of the future will be increasingly automated, using shelf-scanning robots to identify missing, misplaced, mislabelled, or incorrectly priced items. There will also be sensor tech, AR, computer vision, analytics, wearables, and the IoT – enabling smart, adaptable automation. We can expect to see more small facilities located closer to urban areas to enable same-day delivery.
New skills and roles
As a result of the increasing use of automation in day-to-day logistics and SCM operations, there is a need for highly trained professionals to manage these highly automated operations, such as operations analysts, maintenance employees, and IT engineers. Apart from sourcing local talent, organisations may need to consider reskilling or upskilling existing staff members.
In many ways, people are no longer separate from technology. It is, therefore, important to keep an eye on the moral side of technological developments, consider the implications for the world of tomorrow, and ensure we take important ethical considerations into account. We need to determine our boundaries and voice our opinions about how people and machines should work together.
Digital warehousing
Warehousing operations of the future will be increasingly digital, transparent, and efficient. The IoT and its ecosystem of temperature, location, and humidity sensors will enable real-time gathering, analysing, and transmission of data. Micro-drones with cameras, sensors, RFID-tech will enable us to check inventories with greater speed and accuracy, while wearables will optimise processes like order picking, receiving, and goods handling.
The uberisation of logistics
In this age of increasing ‘Uberisation’, logistics companies can’t afford to have empty trips. Enter ‘Uberised’ logistics, the ‘on-call’ consolidation of shipments. This requires the implementation of computer technology in vehicles, enabling transport companies to optimise their available space and provide more efficient, faster deliveries. Customers can use logistics apps to pick the transporter and track their entire trip.

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Een crisis of recessie raakt veel sectoren en bedrijven. Tegelijkertijd ontstaan er veel kansen. Veel nu succesvolle bedrijven zoals Netflix, AirBNB, FedEx, Disney, Microsoft en zelfs Apple zijn opgericht in moeilijke tijden. Bedrijven als Lego en Ralph Lauren hebben zichzelf tijdens de laatste crisis opnieuw uitgevonden. Ze kozen voor nieuwe markten, andere businessmodellen en digitalisering. Amazon en Tesla gebruiken de huidige crisis om nog verder te groeien. Vele bedrijven zullen deze crisis ten onder gaan, omdat ze onvoldoende geïnformeerd en geïnspireerd zijn.