5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Macpherson predicted that the figure will easily be 80 percent by 2022. Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs).

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

Cobalt demand will exceed supply by 42% in 2025 and 170% in 2030. Volkswagen recently announced plans to invest €34 billion ($42 billion) in battery-powered cars by 2022. In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled. It’s expected that market demand for the metal will increase to more than 120,000 tonnes per year by 2020 — 60% of which will account for battery production alone.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

Cobalt demand will exceed supply by 42% in 2025 and 170% in 2030. Volkswagen recently announced plans to invest €34 billion ($42 billion) in battery-powered cars by 2022. In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply.

The Internet of Things is over 30 Years Old and still in Its Infancy

Enterra Insights

“Currently,” he writes, “there are approximately 10 billion connected devices, with the number reaching 20 billion in 2020, 29 billion to 42 billion in 2022, and 75 billion in 2025. By 2030, we will have over 100 trillion connected sensors, and in 2035, the prediction is that we will interact with a connected device every 18 seconds, or 4800 times a day. How can something over 30 years old still be considered in its infancy?

How Will Smart Cities be Financed?

Enterra Insights

“Singapore will cut back on power consumption by 22 percent with improvements in 80 percent of the building stock through its energy efficiency program, ‘green mark,’ in buildings by 2030 while the net savings are expected to amount to USD 400 million.” billion a year by 2022, thanks to smart buildings, low-maintenance street lighting and other efficiency-boosting systems.