There is a revolution taking place due to consumer expectations driven by efficiencies of major on-line retail and global
logistics that force business to supply their products within 24 hours.
The impact on logistics, supply chains and ware housing is driving demands for larger facilities, as close as possible to major
conurbations, now utilising intermodal rail freight where feasible.
Together with the interchange of raw materials, manufacturing parts and foodstuff sourced and assembled worldwide for
differing markets, the logistics of moving these items of every size and value requires a 24/7 dynamic industry
interchanging goods, globally.
The final delivery to retail stores, sales points or scheduled drop off to a consumer then adds to the biggest challenge to
efficiently utilise capital investments to complete the delivery promise in the supply chain of any businesses on a
responsible, ecological and sustainable platform.
Most large retail and logistics organisations are investing to accommodate this revolution, building out regional and local facilities, ideally with
direct container port intermodal rail freight connection to reduce road congestion and pollution, that will move to utilising electric ‘hubs’ then autonomous road vehicles, with drones and mini helicopters now being trialled to assess their viability.