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Vietnam's coffee exports in January are estimated to have dropped 17.6 percent from a year earlier to 120,000 metric tons, while rice exports likely fell 29.5 percent, government data released on Friday showed.

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THE SUPPLY CHAIN OF THE FUTURE: INTEGRATED AND AUTOMATED

2020-06-03 16:44:22

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THE SUPPLY CHAIN OF THE FUTURE: INTEGRATED AND AUTOMATED

 

ON THE CUSP OF CHANGE

 
The world is changing quickly. Urban centers are becoming more populated and denser. Populations are aging in developed countries and the middle class is expanding in emerging economies. Consumers are showing a growing tendency to reward businesses for operating in ways they perceive as sustainable or
eco-friendly.
 
 
Simultaneously, traditional business models are being disrupted by new technology-driven businesses that seek to revolutionize everything from transportation to healthcare.
 
 
These trends are already driving changes that directly impact the supply chain and more are on the way. Within the warehouse, organizations have responded by embracing new approaches to warehouse automation that enable greater speed and flexibility.
 
 
However, as consumer behaviors, demographics and technology continue to evolve, the changes occurring in the warehouse today will need to extend upstream to production processes and downstream through last mile delivery, with each process working in concert to enable greater customization, speed and efficiency.
 
 
This e-book, which integrates the supply chain expertise of Swisslog with the production expertise of KUKA, reviews the major trends and establishes a vision for integrating and automating production and logistics to deliver th productivity, agility, and speed required to remain competitive as society and technology continue to change.

 

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS

 

Responding to Demographic Changes

 
Supply chain and production managers can’t afford to ignore the demographic and societal changes occurring globally. These include the aging of the population, the growing middle class in emerging economies and increased urbanization.
 
 
In the coming years, global demographics will change due to increasing life expectancy, declining fertility rates and rising levels of education. The number of people older than 65 is expected to double in the next 25 years, reaching 13 percent of the population around 2040. This will impact global productivity, personal savings and labor availability. It will also change consumption and spending behavior on a global scale, impacting production, logistics, warehousing and retailing.
 
 
At the same time, the middle class is expected to expand to nearly 5 billion people in 2030 at which time it will account for 60 percent of the world’s population. Formerly poor populations, while still lagging behind developed countries, will have more purchasing power and greater access to information and communication technologies, which will create attractive markets for a variety of companies.
 
 
E-commerce and omni-channel retailing, which have already disrupted warehouse operations, could become even more important. Already accounting for 14.1% of global retail sales in 2019, e-commerce is projected to reach 20% of global retail sales by 2022.
 
 
Finally, large cities will become more populated. In 2014, 54 percent of the world’s population was living in cities; by 2050 it is expected to reach 66 percent. This will serve to consolidate markets and purchasing power but also create challenges in serving those markets as congestion and environmental concerns limit the ability of organizations to use last-mile delivery methods common today.
 
 
Those environmental challenges aren’t limited to the last mile. According to a report by McKinsey, Starting at the Source: Sustainability in Supply Chains, “The typical consumer company’s supply chain creates far greater social and environmental costs than its own operations, accounting for more than 80 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions and more than 90 percent of the impact on air, land, water, biodiversity, and geological resources.”
 
 
As companies respond to the demand for smaller, more frequent shipments, this impact has the potential to grow and erode company value. New approaches are required to support direct-to-consumer business models that meet consumer expectations, reduce environmental impacts and adapt to major shifts in population and demographics.

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