The strategic role of logistics in the industry 4.0 era

Christopher S. Tang (Corresponding author), Luuk Veelenturf

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By leveraging new technologies (Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Blockchain, Drones, Internet of Things, etc.), many companies are developing cyber-physical systems that can change the competition landscape. In the midst of this exciting development, we examine the strategic role of logistics and transportation services for creating economic, environmental and social values. Also, we discuss some new research directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalTransportation Research. Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019


  • Additive manufacturing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Drones
  • Industry 4.0
  • Logistics
  • Transportation


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