By leveraging new technologies (Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Blockchain, Drones, Internet of Things, etc.), many companies are developing cyber-physical systems that can change the competition landscape. In the midst of this exciting development, we examine the strategic role of logistics and transportation services for creating economic, environmental and social values. Also, we discuss some new research directions.

Industry 4.0, Additive manufacturing, Blockchain, Drones, Artificial intelligence, Logistics, Transportation
dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2019.06.004, hdl.handle.net/1765/131133
Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Department of Technology and Operations Management

Tang, C.S., & Veelenturf, L.P. (2019). The strategic role of logistics in the industry 4.0 era. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 129, 1–11. doi:10.1016/j.tre.2019.06.004