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IBISWorld’s Integrated Logistics market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • New automation and tracking technologies have enabled greater economies of scale
  • Logistics companies have increasingly consolidated to boost competitiveness
  • 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 2017-18, sector revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 1.4%, to $83.8 billion. While the Manufacturing division has been weak, increasing international trade over the past five years has underpinned sector revenue growth. The sector is expected to expand by 1.5% 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The sector is characterised by moderate barriers to entry, although there is some variation between segments. For example, the road transport segment has low barriers to entry, with few regulatory requirements and low capital investment needed. These characteristics have encouraged a large number of smaller operators to enter the segment. Barriers are moderate in the warehousing and storage segment. Warehouses have become larger and more complex over the past decade with computerised order picking and voice-directed technology becoming increasingly common. As a result, the capital investment required to enter this segment has increased significantly.

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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

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
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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 freight transport
    Rail, water and air freight 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 freight transport
  • Freight forwarding and customs brokerage
  • Postal and courier services
  • Rail, water and air freight 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
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • 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.
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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.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • 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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