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Main Title: Exploring the Potentials of Automation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Paving the Way for Autonomous Supply Chains
Author(s): Nitsche, Benjamin
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: The world of logistics is changing and entering a new era. The advance of digitalization and technologization enables new business models, increased process efficiencies, novel planning approaches, and much more but, on the downside, there is also the risk of being lost in the maelstrom of developments. Within these developments, the automation of logistics processes and ultimately the design of autonomous logistics systems is one of the most defining trends that has far-reaching consequences for the planning and execution of future logistics processes. This Special Issue aims to contribute to the discussion and to get to the bottom of the question of how the path towards automated and autonomous logistics systems should be designed. This editorial lays a foundation by presenting application areas of automation and discussing the theoretical path towards autonomous logistics systems. The articles that follow provide highly practical insights into current research results on the automation and autonomization of informational and physical logistics processes.
Issue Date: 3-Aug-2021
Date Available: 14-Sep-2021
DDC Class: 380 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
Subject(s): process automation
autonomous logistics systems
industry 4.0
logistics 4.0
autonomous driving
internet of things
digital twin
Journal Title: Logistics
Publisher: MDPI
Publisher Place: Basel
Volume: 5
Issue: 3
Article Number: 511
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/logistics5030051
EISSN: 2305-6290
Appears in Collections:FG Logistik » Publications

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