Outlook on the Logistics & Supply Chain Industry 2012

The World Economic Forum is “an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world”. That’s ambitious. The Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chains, which meets virtually and at the annual Summit on the Global Agenda in the United Arab Emirates, has just published its second annual report. The report, Outlook on the Logistics & Supply Chain Industry 2012, contains a series of articles on some of the key issues facing the logistics & supply chain industry, e.g., the role of logistics in the facilitation of international trade, the expansion of the Panama Canal, logistics clusters, the container shipping industry, sustainability, skills shortages, and supply chain risk. The Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chains is currently chaired by Alan C. McKinnon, Kühne Logistics University, Germany. Read more about the report in his recent Forum blog post Can we build better supply chains?.

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About Andreas Wieland

Dr. Andreas Wieland is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Department of Operations Management, Copenhagen Business School. His current research interests include supply chain risk management and international logistics strategies.

2 responses to “Outlook on the Logistics & Supply Chain Industry 2012”

  1. batl1 says :

    Great awareness, however, these issues and concerns have been in the pipeline for several years. When will we see some progress

  2. niamhallan says :

    There are several problems faced by logistics:
    1.Economy- The increase in supply chain costs and decrease in resources.
    2. Infrastructure- Continuous deterioration in infrastructure.
    3.Security-Efforts to tighten the security.

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