Beat Simon from Agility Logistics; ‘Discover 3PL Future Strategy & Take Advantage of Industry Mega-Trends’
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Beat Simon from Agility Logistics; ‘Discover 3PL Future Strategy & Take Advantage of Industry Mega-Trends’ Presentation Transcript

  • 1. 5 Mega Trends and the Implication forthe Logistics Industry3PL Summit, 2010 Brussels24 November 2010
  • 2. Content– Current Global Outlook and Risks– 5 Mega Trends Facing International Business– Effects on 3PL– 3PL Reactions– Tighter Competition– Relentless Innovation– Challenges & Sustainability 2
  • 3. Current Global Outlook and Risks GDP Growth yoy– The worst is behind us 2009 2010 2011 USA -2.6 2.7 1.4– Many countries are in Euro zone -4.0 1.7 1.2 growth mode Japan -5.2 2.6 0.8– Risks persist Emerging Asia 5.6 8.0 6.8– After the crisis is before Central Eastern Europe -5.9 2.8 3.2 the crisis Latin America -2.1 5.8 4.5 Sub Saharan Africa 2.1 4.4 5.0 Middle East North Africa 2.5 4.4 4.6 Source: The Insight Bureau LTD/ Nenad Pacek 3
  • 4. 5 Mega Trends Age of economic moderation The age of Rise of relentless emerging innovation – markets and with external relative decline and internal of the developed focus Facing world international business through to 2020 The competitive Sales growth landscape mainly in will be tighter emerging than ever markets Source: The Insight Bureau LTD/ Nenad Pacek 4
  • 5. Effects on 3PL 2010 2030 Illustration– Re-design of transport networks– Re-balancing of trade lane priorities, distribution hubs, warehouses– New logistics clusters– Pricing structures to accommodate volume changes– Closer cooperation with shippers and competitors to reduce supply chain risks 5
  • 6. 3PL Reactions– Be truly global– Be more flexible (organization, operations)– Lead strategy instead of opportunistic approach– Become two-headed monsters (treat existing and emerging markets equally) 6
  • 7. Tighter Competition– Highly fragmented industry– Competition comes from unexpected corners– Fight for market share– Price and quality war– Shippers reduce or consolidate number of 3PL used– Deeper relationships with clients– More control over the business– Outspending competition on brand building and local presence 7
  • 8. Relentless Innovation– 3PL must become even more innovative– Kick-start continuous innovation process– Collaboration with other companies, even competitors, to realize innovations– More power to 3PL– Centers of innovation, technology transfer and standardization shift from developed world to developing countries 8
  • 9. Challenges & Sustainability– Stormy seas ahead– No cash, no joy– High flexibility– New mind set– War on talent 9
  • 10. Thank you for your timeBeat Simon, CEO Agility EuropeSt. Jakobs-Strasse 220CH - 4002