"Warehousing, Trucking, and Technology: The Future of Work in Logistics"
by Mehta, Arshia; Levy, Frank (2020)
Twenty years ago, U.S. distribution networks were built to deliver products in bulk to retail stores. Today, large parts of distribution networks are built to deliver individual items to home residences. The shift has been driven by technology, working through e-commerce, and recently reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief describes how technology has affected three supply chain industries—warehousing and storage, general and specialized freight trucking, and freight transportation arrangements (i.e., freight brokers and third-party logistics providers).
KeywordsArtificial Intelligence, Transport, Trucking, Warehouse, Logistics, Technology
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