Towards a vision of goods transport in 2040
Dealing with volatility
What will goods transport look like in the year 2040, and how can we prepare ourselves for what is to come? These are the challenging questions that will be addressed in this paper.
By using the observations of the members of the Council for Logistics Knowledge of EVO (the Dutch shippers association), it is concluded that the world of freight transport is becoming increasingly volatile and that the traditional core methodology need to be changed from ‘planning & control’ to ‘sense & respond’. Several ways to achieve the required changes are suggested.