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The Integrated Logistics market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • New automation and tracking technologies have enabled greater economies of scale
  • Sector profitability has benefited from technological developments and a fall in fuel prices
  • Increasing international trade is anticipated to underpin sector revenue growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Integrated Logistics sector 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 and infrastructure operators. Over the five years through 2016-17, sector revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.1%, to reach $81.2 billion. While the manufacturing sector has been weak, increasing international trade over the past five years has underpinned sector revenue growth. The sector is expected to grow by 1.9% in the current year on the back of higher anticipated fuel prices, as sector firms typically pass on fuel price rises to customers...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Integrated Logistics sector is in the mature phase of its economic life cycle. Industry value added, which measures the sector's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.2% over the 10 years through 2021-22. IVA is therefore expected to slightly underperform real GDP growth, which is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 2.5% over the same period. The contribution of the Integrated Logistics sector to the economy is therefore falling.

    The Integrated Logistics sector provides services that have been remained relatively similar over the long term. How..

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    Additional Insights for the Integrated Logistics Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Integrated Logistics Industry are

  • Capacity optimisation
  • Access to appropriate locations
  • Access to quality personnel management
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    Industry Products

    What is the Integrated Logistics Industry?

    Companies in this sector provide logistics, transport, storage, handling, distribution and other support services to transport companies as part of third-party vertically integrated supply networks. The sector does not include bulk freight, which is typically provided by water freight transport and rail freight transport operators.

    Industry Products
    Road transport
    Rail, water and air transport
    Postal and courier services
    Freight forwarding and customs brokerage
    Warehousing and storage services
    Handling and distribution services
    Industry Activities
    Freight transport by road
    Freight transport by rail and air
    Freight transport by water
    Freight forwarding and customs brokerage
    Storage and warehousing provision
    Goods handling and distribution
    Postal and courier delivery services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Road freight service price
  • Total merchandise imports and exports
  • Demand from wholesale trade
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Volumes and structure
  • Investment and efficiency
  • Fuel and freight rates
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • Sector consolidation
  • Improving infrastructure
  • Table: Integrated Logistics Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Integrated Logistics Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling
  • Petroleum Product Wholesaling
  • Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair

  • Products & Services
  • Road transport
  • Freight forwarding and customs brokerage
  • Postal and courier services
  • Rail, water and air transport
  • Warehousing and storage services
  • Handling and distribution services
  • Chart: Integrated Logistics Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Manufacturers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Integrated Logistics Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Integrated Logistics

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Integrated Logistics Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Australian Postal CorporationToll Holdings Limited
  • Table: Australian Postal Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Toll Holdings Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Integrated Logistics Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Integrated Logistics Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bulk Freight
  • Unpackaged goods transported in large quantities, predominately mineral and agricultural products.
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • An additional charge introduced by transport operators to pass on changing fuel costs to customers. Surcharges are charged in addition to the freight rate.
  • Just-In-Time (Jit)
  • An inventory management system whereby inventory is received only when needed, reducing inventory costs.
  • Non-Bulk Freight
  • General merchandise freight that is carried in standardised containers for transport, such as shipping containers, general freight wagons or on pallets.
  • Radio-Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • The use of non-contact electromagnetic fields to track and identify inventory.
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    This report on Integrated Logistics:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Integrated Logistics market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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