About the study

More than twenty-five years ago, the Global Supply Chain Network (BVL) launched the study series "Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.” Since then, the project has produced information about future developments and possible courses of action, so that it functions as a leading source for logistics and supply chain management experts.

This year's edition appears at a time of profound change. Companies find themselves in an increasingly volatile environment. The trends already identified in the previous edition, such as individualization, complexity, and volatility are still relevant, shaping both the industry and the individual company environment. Increasing digitization leads to new business models and puts the existing structures to the test.

Logistics is increasingly determined by connectivity and new mobility concepts. The current edition, therefore, focuses on the topic "Digital transformation opportunities." The study examines these opportunities on the basis of four, from our point of view, essential, perspectives:

  • innovative technology concepts,
  • changes in the supply chain,
  • changed competence requirements,
  • as well as new and adjusted business models.

The video shows exemplarily how digitalization influences these aspects.

The study team

Institut für Logistik und Unternehmensführung

Technische Universität Hamburg
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 4
21073 Hamburg

Contact person:

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Wolfgang Kersten
+49 40 42878-3523

International Performance Research Institute

Königstraße 5
70173 Stuttgart

Contact person:

Prof. Dr. Mischa Seiter
+49 711 6203268-8012

Lufthansa Industry Solutions

Schützenwall 1
22844 Norderstedt

Contact person:

Dr. Gabriele Reich
+49 40 507030000

Horváth & Partners

Königstr. 5
70173 Stuttgart

Contact person:

Dr. Ralf Sauter
+49 89 544625-1367