With the perpetual advancement of technology, retail logistics is undergoing rapid change. What used to be complex is now being blended with technology to create more efficient, self-orchestrated systems. The rapid change affecting the sector can be broken down into five key trends that will impact local retailers supply chains in the coming years.
Additive manufacturing or 3D printing shifts the value in manufacturing from the company that owns the inventory or equipment to the company that owns the intellectual property. Customers with 3D printing capabilities will simply download patterns and create their own parts on site.