MEGATRENDS, RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, ITS IMPACT ON LOGISTICS PROCESSES AND POSSIBLE REACTIONS – A BAVARIAN PERSPECTIVE

1 LIEBETRUTH Thomas
Institution:
1 OTH Regensburg – Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg, Germany, EU, thomas.liebetruth@oth-regensburg.de
Conference:
Carpathian Logistics Congress, Priessnitz Spa, Jesenik, Czech Republic, EU, November 4th - 6th 2015
Proceedings:
Proceedings Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
10-14
ISBN:
978-80-87294-61-1
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
18th April 2016
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
Metrics:
680 views / 194 downloads
Abstract

Megatrends have a high impact on logistics processes. Nevertheless some companies are still hesitating to start initiatives to react to it. Therefore this paper gives an overview of the impact of megatrends on logistics processes. It then gives examples of innovative logistical solutions, how companies can react to these trends and even improve processes and thus create a competitive advantage with a special focus on Bavarian political, industrial and academic initiatives.

Keywords: Bavaria, Collaborative Robotics, Digitalization, Globalization, Global Sourcing, Industry 4.0, Logistics, Megatrends, Process Improvement, Supply Chain Management, Virtual Reality

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