Barcelona, February 9, 2017 – The transport and logistics operators are currently starting to manage the changes required to introduce digital transformation inside their daily processes, a phenomenon similar to the electrification of economy. Digitalization is a general-purpose technology that helps enhancing competitiveness and reducing costs in any industry. In the transportation and logistics sector, this transformation is known as “Logistics 4.0”, namely Big Data, Analytics, implementation of the Internet in more and more devices of the chain (IoT), Open Data, real-time connectivity (5G Mobile networks, Urban Wi-Fi, home and industrial fiber, new Bluetooth standard), Augmented reality, Drones, Virtual reality, etc.
Barcelona, January 14, 2016.- Amazon intends to buy the remaining 75% of French delivery company Colis Privé. Amazon started as an online bookstore and today can become a logistics operator that competes with UPS, FedEx or DHL. Global technology giants are interested in logistics. What changes will these new logistics competitors ?. The end customer is the main beneficiary with a time of ever shorter delivery ?. What will the reaction of traditional logistics operators ?. Regarding this news release then a magnificent story published by The Seattle Times on 11 January: