Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Integrated Logistics industry provides door-to-door transport, storage and distribution services. It includes transport operators such as trucking and railroad companies, storage facilities, freight forwarders, customs brokers, infrastructure operators and professional service providers. Integrated networks have developed steadily since the late 1980s, when medium and large operators began purchasing other companies in the supply chain. This growth was supported by the implementation of technology, including radiofrequency identification (RFID) and barcode systems to monitor and track stock. These technologies also supported increased adoption of just-in-time inventory management.
Freight is the cornerstone of the economy... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry offers the complete spectrum of logistic functions, through shipping, warehousing, distribution and delivery from the domestic or international manufacturer to the end customer. The industry's functions can be broadly broken down into road, rail, water and air transport; freight forwarding and customs brokerage; handling and distribution; warehousing and storage; and other services.
The provision of road transport is the industry's largest function, generating 45.7% of industry revenue and representing approximately 80% of all industry establishments. These figures reflect the dominance of road freight transport in non-bulk freight markets. Rail, road freight's nearest competitor, holds a mere 8.4% of industry revenue... purchase to read more