Outlook on the Logistics & Supply Chain Industry 2013

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Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chain Systems 2012-2014

Outlook on the
Logistics & Supply
Chain Industry 2013

July 2013

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Contents
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Message from the World Economic Forum
Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chain Systems, 2012-2014 Members Introduction
Key Council Insights and Recommendations

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Part 1: The Importance of Trade Facilitation
11 Global Supply Chains and Trade Agreements: Beyond Business as Usual 13 Logistics from a Customs Perspective
14 Improving Transport Infrastructure: Spotting and Unlocking Countries’ Trade Growth Potential 15 The Panama Canal and its Impact on Latin America’s Supply Chains and Logistics Operations

19 Part 2: Trends, Threats and New Technologies

19 Urbanization and City Logistics: Common Solutions, Uniquely Applied
21
Additive Manufacturing and Supply Chains

22 The Rising Threat of Cyberattacks to Logistics Networks

23 Barriers to Improving Global Supply Chain Performance by Using “Big Data”

24 Adapting Logistical Systems to Climate Change: The Challenges Ahead 27

Part 3: Logistics as Solutions and New Opportunities
27 The Role of Logistics in Reducing Post-Harvest Losses
28 A Multifaceted Approach to Achieving a Conflict Mineral-Free Supply Chain 29 Potential of Retail Logistics in India: A Perspective
31 Asia-Pacific Supply Chains: What to Learn and Unlearn

34 Bibliography

Outlook on the Logistics & Supply Chain Industry 2013

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Message from
the World Economic Forum

Sean Doherty
Director, Head
Logistics & Supply
Chain Industries
World Economic
Forum
Tiffany Misrahi
Knowledge Manager,
Global Agenda Councils
World Economic
Forum

The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils are
unique multistakeholder groups that convene leading experts
from academia, international organizations, and the public and private sectors to provide input to global collaboration and decision-making processes.
The Council on Logistics & Supply Chain Systems brings
together global strategic thinkers broadly representative of the logistics and supply chain sector. The Council explores
opportunities for the sector relevant to the Forum’s mission of improving the state of the world, and recommends topics and
actions to the World Economic Forum’s Supply Chain &
Transport CEO community.
The following collection of short essays highlights some of the topics discussed by the Council over the past year, in the voices of individual Council Members.
Reflecting the conversations, the essays are clustered around the issues of trade facilitation, opportunities and threats, notably climate change adaptation, connectivity and the intelligent use of data. They also focus on specific applications, particularly agricultural supply chains and regional imperatives.

We would like to thank each of the Council Members for their contributions, dedication and wisdom. We would particularly like to thank the Council Chairman, Bernard Hoekman, and the
Vice-Chairman, Alan McKinnon, for their leadership and
commitment.

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Outlook on the Logistics & Supply Chain Industry 2013

Global Agenda Council
on Logistics & Supply Chain
Systems, 2012-2014 Members
Vineet Agarwal

Virginia Mnguni

Joint Managing Director
Transport Corporation of India Ltd
India

Chief Risk Officer
Sasol Limited
South Africa

Bernard Hoekman

Tony Prophet

Research...

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Accenture (2012) “Dynamic Operations: Supply Chain
Innovations for the Era of Permanent Volatility” http://www.
2.
World Economic Forum (2012) “The Global Enabling Trade
APHLIS in World Bank, Natural Resources Institute and FAO
(2011) “Missing Food: The Case of Post-harvest Grain Losses
FAO (2011) “Estimated post-harvest losses of rice in South
East Asia”.
Dirección Ejecutiva del Proyecto Mesoamérica (2012)
“Estudio de Comercio en el Área de Influencia”
Fernie, J., Sparks, L. and McKinnon, A.C. (2012) “Retail
logistics in the UK: Past, Present and Future”, International
6.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2007) “Fourth
INECON (Ingenieros y Economistas Consultores) for Dirección
Ejecutiva del Proyecto Mesoamérica (2012) “Estudio de
Smallest Extent Ever Recorded”, The Guardian, 14
September, 2012.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2007) “Fourth
Assessment Report: WGII Impacts, Adaptation and
10. Natural
Resources Defense Council (2013) “Extreme
12. International
Food Policy Research Institute (2009) “Climate
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