The future of logistics & supply chain

The transformation of logistics and supply chains has begun. We see new autonomous transport systems and robots and algorithms provide less ‘waste’ and higher yields. Drones deliver products within hours of clicking the order button.

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The transformation of logistics and supply chains has begun. We see new autonomous transport systems and robots and algorithms provide less ‘waste’ and higher yields. Drones deliver products within hours of clicking the order button.

Self-driving trucks take care of the supplies and robots take care of the maintenance in the warehouses. The Uberization of logistics has begun. Are you already part of the future of logistics & supply chain?

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Topics covered

Artificial intelligence (AI) for logistics

Artificial intelligence (AI) for logistics

AI, the beating heart of tomorrow, touches every organisation in logistics and SCM. Self-learning systems analyse, connect, and create anything imaginable. This presents opportunities as well as threats. How do we prepare for this technological revolution that demands new skills and a proactive approach to ethics and safety?

Smart delivery

Smart delivery

A world where your parcel is delivered by an unmanned aerial vehicle or where a smart machine autonomously drives you from A to B – that’s exactly where we’re headed. Highly sophisticated AI platforms using deep learning algorithms will plan and optimise delivery routes and drones will be dropping off your packages a few hours after you’ve placed your order.

Smart distribution facilities

Smart distribution facilities

Innovative distribution centres of the future will be increasingly automated, using shelf-scanning robots to identify missing, misplaced, mislabeled, or incorrectly priced items. There will also be sensor tech, AR, computer vision, analytics, wearables, and the IoT – enabling smart, adaptable automation. We can expect to see more small facilities located closer to urban areas to enable same-day delivery.

Digital warehousing

Digital warehousing

Innovative distribution centres of the future will be increasingly automated, using shelf-scanning robots to identify missing, misplaced, mislabeled, or incorrectly priced items. There will also be sensor tech, AR, computer vision, analytics, wearables, and the IoT – enabling smart, adaptable automation. We can expect to see more small facilities located closer to urban areas to enable same-day delivery.

The Uberisation of logistics

The Uberisation of logistics

In this age of increasing ‘Uberisation’, logistics companies can’t afford to have empty trips. Enter ‘Uberised’ logistics, the ‘on-call’ consolidation of shipments. This requires the implementation of computer technology in vehicles, enabling transport companies to optimise their available space and provide more efficient, faster deliveries. Customers can use logistics apps to pick the transporter and track their entire trip.

Ethics

Ethics

In many ways, people are no longer separate from technology. It is, therefore, important to keep an eye on the moral side of technological developments, consider the implications for the world of tomorrow, and ensure we take important ethical considerations into account. We need to determine our boundaries and voice our opinions about how people and machines should work together.

New jobs & skills

New jobs & skills

As a result of the increasing use of automation in day-to-day logistics and SCM operations, there is a need for highly trained professionals to manage these highly automated operations, such as operations analysts, maintenance employees, and IT engineers. Apart from sourcing local talent, organisations may need to consider reskilling or upskilling existing staff members.

The future of leadership

The future of leadership

The future of work requires a new type of manager, who challenges the status quo and is willing to abandon entrenched ‘best practices’. There will be a move to flatter hierarchies as millennials are great team players and see traditional hierarchies as outdated. The managers of the future will offer employees opportunities to develop new skills and explore new positions.

The company of the future

The company of the future

The company of the future is hyper connected. It closely monitors new developments and collaborates with start-ups, scientists, and universities. It uses smart algorithms to analyse the world and employs a flexible workforce capable of rapidly developing new products and services. The company of the future requires accessible, inspiring leaders who are not afraid to veer off the beaten track.

Why choose Richard as a speaker?

Inspirerende-spreker

Inspiring Keynote Speaker

For over 10 years, Richard has been a highly sought-after speaker for renowned global organizations and is among the top international speakers. He is also the founder of the future intelligence agency, Trendforce.one

Mindset

Mindset

His passion is to inject a fresh new mindset that helps individuals and organizations understand, embrace, and explore the world of tomorrow.

Publicaties

Publications

Through his future intelligence blog, he shares new insights weekly about the future, inspiring trends, and the latest developments. There are over 2000 articles and more than 60 books and e-books available.

Performances & Media

Richard van Hooijdonk

Trendwatcher, futurist and international keynote speaker Richard van Hooijdonk takes you to an inspiring future that will dramatically change the way we live, work and do business.

As a futurist, keynotespeaker and trendwatcher, Richard van Hooijdonk is an authority on new technology. He has several Chip-implants, because he wants to physically experience the future. His inspiration sessions have been attended by over 600,000 people. Richard is a regular guest at radio and television programs.

With his international research team, he researches many trends in the field of artificial intelligence & generative AI, robotics, drones, self-driving systems, 3D & 4D printing, sensors, blockchain, quantum computing, neurotech, biotech, platforms and augmented & virtual reality. Combined with artificial intelligence, these technologies offer groundbreaking opportunities, but also lead to challenges and threats for people, organisations and governments.

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