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Switchpoints for the Future of Logistics

Authors: Wieck, I., Streichfuss, M., Klaas-Wissing, T., Stölzle, W.

  • New approach to view on the future of logistics
  • Results based on an online-study with 154 participants
  • Detailed discussion of 18 topics, including raw material sources, recycling cycles, supply chains, shopping behavior, traffic flows, drivers for sustainability, and environmental regulations
  • High level implications of the findings
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About this book

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and the University of St. Gallen's Chair of Logistics Management conducted this study in order to identify and assess switchpoints that will shape the future of the logistics industry. Rather than making projections focused on a fixed point in time, the authors instead aimed to identify the most unpredictable developments that could impact logistics. Consequently, the topics for discussion range from fairly specific near-future developments to more exploratory "blue-sky" topics. Throughout their highly interesting discussions with respondents and experts, the authors encountered a wide range of uncommon and unexpected, but not at all unlikely projections for the future.

About the authors

Dr.-Ing. Martin Streichfuss is Partner in the Transportation CC of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

Dr. Ingo Wieck is Project Manager in the Transportation CC of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle is holder of the chair for Logistics Management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Dr. Thorsten Klaas-Wissing is member of the the chair for Logistics Management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Switchpoints for the Future of Logistics is a business and management book related to the production and logistics industry. … The design invoked the sense of projection, renewal, structure, and control―themes that are certainly relevant to the theme of the book. … the target audience is practicing senior logistics managers and analysts who likely have a university degree.” (Tessa Möller, Interfaces, Vol. 43 (3), May-June, 2013)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Executive Summary

    Wieck, Ingo (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • The Study Presents a New, Explorative Perspective on the Uncertainty of Future Developments

    Wieck, Ingo (et al.)

    Pages 5-8

  • Switchpoints are Forks in the Road of Future Developments

    Wieck, Ingo (et al.)

    Pages 9-13

  • Approach and Methodology

    Wieck, Ingo (et al.)

    Pages 15-19

  • Topics, Findings and Switchpoints

    Wieck, Ingo (et al.)

    Pages 21-30

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-23493-4
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-23492-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Switchpoints for the Future of Logistics
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Business
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Martin Streichfuss
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23493-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23493-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-23492-7
Series ISSN
2191-5482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 86
Number of Illustrations and Tables
67 b/w illustrations
Topics