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New article published on potential development paths of international logistics networks in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis
The Coronavirus crisis is putting international logistics networks to the test and it is already clear that the crisis is relentlessly exposing problems that international logistics networks must change as a result of the crisis. The Competence Center for International Logistics Networks at the Chair of Logistics, TU Berlin, published in article in “Internationales Verkehswesen” that aims to reveal future developments in international logistics networks and discuss potential development paths. On the basis of a structured discussion with 23 logistics managers and a follow-up survey among them, current challenges and possible solutions were identified and theses on potential developments of international logistics networks were evaluated. This revealed that digitalization and the automation of processes have top priority for efficient risk and volatility management. In addition, there are tendencies toward more localized, agile logistics networks, which, with the aim of greater resilience, may also generate higher costs than those seen before the crisis.
The full article can be found here .