Supply Chain Crystal Ball Gazing: Let’s Look Ahead to 2028

Logistics Bureau

So I’ve decided to indulge my craving by daring to speculate about what the supply chain of 2028 might look like. Instead I’m just drawing on my consulting experience, a little research, and perhaps a tiny bit of imagination to surmise what we might see if we could gaze into a fully functioning crystal ball and view the supply chain environment of 2028. Robots Run the Warehouse. The supply chain talent gap will not be a concern in the supply chain of 2028.

In Logistics, the Last Few Feet are as Important as the Last Mile

Enterra Insights

The staff at Supply Chain 24/7 notes, “In response to today’s online-buying, smartphone-wielding consumer that expects a seamless, faster purchasing journey, [a study published by Zebra Technologies] revealed that 78 percent of logistics companies expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023 and 40 percent anticipate delivery within a two-hour window by 2028.”[2]. ” Even with hyperlocal urban warehouses, goods still need to traverse the last mile.

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2020 Challenges and Solutions for HVAC Distributors


The HVAC industry is already highly competitive and is predicted to grow 13% through 2028. In some cases, the inventory storage locations aren’t even necessarily warehouses – they can even include spaces like showrooms. Market Trends for the HVAC Industry. The HVAC industry is unforgiving to distributors who are not on top of their game.

Defining the Future of E-Commerce! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

When popularized, 40% of parcels will be drone-delivered in 2 hours by 2028. Check out Keys to Success in E-Commerce Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post created for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Josh Wardini. Infographic originally published by Subscriptionly at [link]. Thanks to digital technology we can carry out commercial transactions online.

Technological challenges and limited value holding back autonomous trucks but major change expected by end of decade


This is forecast, based on current trends, to rise to 160k drivers by 2028. Einride is also focused on low-speed transport between a warehouse and terminal. . Although the trucking industry has higher priorities right now, the future will eventually turn to autonomous solutions and companies need to keep one eye on the future says IDTechEx.

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