Extracted 14SEP2011 from http://www.logisticsmanager.com/Articles/Article.aspx?liArticleID=16892
The report entitled “Vision 2035” examines the future of logistics and transport, and warns against overlong supply chains that are at risk of disruption and high cost rises.
It points to trials whereby hierarchies of rings of regional distribution centres are radially linked with inner city consolidation centres to increase the efficiency of urban re-supply.
It also suggests that differentiation in the supply chain, channel management and collaboration between operators would increase multi-modal opportunities. This could include short sea and barge freight which would reduce congestion and emissions.
Vision 2035 was produced by the CILT’s Public Policies Committee who canvassed experts from across the Institute's professional sectors, forums, nations and regions, as well as other modal groups, academics and professionals.