“You won’t find it diffcult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics”

General Dwight. D. Eisenhower

2021 was a year full of volatilities for both shipping and the logistics industry. As 2022 arrives, knowing future trends can help businesses effectively address supply chain problems and uncertainties.

Accelerated growth plans for cold chain capacity

Accelerated growth plans for cold chain capacity

70%

Shippers

52%

3PL Providers

After COVID-19, 3PL providers are looking to increase their cold chain capacity.

Rise in micro fulfillment centers

by 2030

It is expected that there will be one micro fulfillment center for every 10th of the U.S. total

Rise in micro fulfillment centers

40000

Grocery Stores

Boom of Supply Chain as a Service model (SCaaS)

within the next three years

Boom of Supply Chain as a Service model (SCaaS)

23%

of 3PLS

are planning to provide supply chain management as a service.

20%

of 3PLs plan to introduce Last-Mile as a Service (LMaaS)

68%

of 3PLS have plans to introduce returns management as a service

Aspects that shippers are looking to improve in 2022

Accelerated growth plans for cold chain capacity
  • Demand forecasting
  • Capacity forecasting
  • International transportation and logistics
  • Supply chain network design or redesign
  • Data analysis and visibility

Aspects 3PLs are working on to improve in 2022

Aspects 3PLs are working on to improve in 2022
  • Data analysis and visibility
  • Labor management and scheduling
  • Domestic transportation and logistics
  • Warehouse distribution and operations

Focus on rebalancing supply chain networks

83%

of shippers are rebalancing their supply chain networks from being global to regional and local domestic sources.

Shippers highly interested in digital supply chain twins

10%

of shippers are planning to increase their investments in digital supply chain twins for the next three years.

29%

of shippers are investing in digital supply chain twins compared to 19% 3PLs.

Areas of increased investment for shippers for the next three years

Areas of increased investment for shippers for the next three years
  • Intelligent data analytics
  • Robotics
  • Autonomous forklifts

Areas of increased investment for 3PL the next three years

Areas of increased investment for 3PL the next three years
  • Robotics, high-dense storage, pickers and palletizers
  • Wearables
  • Autonomous forklifts

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How can Locus help manage your logistics?

  • Locus’ proprietary geocoding engine converts the fuzziest of the addresses into precise geographical coordinates thereby helping your on-ground executives locate addresses easily.
  • Digitize all your operational variables such as fleets, delivery persons, etc to come up with the best route plan every day.
  • Track your orders in real-time with the Locus Live Dashboard. Locus’ last-mile delivery app Locus On The Road (LOTR) helps delivery partners process orders.
  • Visualize and tweak your scheduled plans via three key metrics— geography, time, & vehicle(fleet)—with a birds-eye view of your entire operations.
  • Build your own reports and analyze important parameters that you need to make key decisions.

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