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Another stab at crystal ball gazing and what the logistics industry may look like in years to come – this time from FedEx Supply Chain’s chief executive, Craig Simon. Looking ahead two decades, Mr Simon offers a surprisingly convincing vision of a future in which goods are still shipped by ships, aircraft, trucks and trains, but that has evolved beyond recognition in one fundamental aspect – the quantity and quality of data available to shippers, forwarders and carriers. “The supply chain of the future won’t look all that different, but in 2033 its visibility will be extraordinary. It will radiate data.”

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