Next-Generation Logistics

Market Disruption > Suppliers and Partners

Companies are experimenting with next-generation logistics, such as crowd shipping, drone delivery, autonomous fleets and other nontraditional channels

Illustrative Disruptions

  • Crowd Shipping – Leveraging technology platforms that aggregate individual drivers in different locations (e.g., Uber model), rather than outsourcing shipments to traditional logistics companies like Fedex and UPS
  • Drone Delivery – Deploying drones to deliver small packages to customers, enabling faster delivery times
  • Autonomous Fleets – Using autonomous vehicle technologies for delivery fleets, making round-the-clock shipments possible and reducing need for human drivers
  • Nontraditional Channels – Making use of other nontraditional physical channels, such as convenience stores, to accelerate and improve product delivery