Every day, millions of sailors, truck drivers, longshoremen, warehouse workers and delivery drivers keep mountains of goods moving into stores and homes to meet consumers’ increasing expectations of convenience. But this complex movement of goods underpinning the global economy is far more vulnerable than many imagined.
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Things are only going to get more complicated from this point on. Just in time production, as was expected, cannot survive a global disruption. And what our expectations have turned into thanks to Amazon cannot go back to how things were 10 years ago. I think the new world order will not be a social restructuring, but a production restructuring. Last mile delivery will be more enhanced, more personalized while the middle chain will be more automized. Some jobs will be lost – and frankly should be lost – but even more job opportunities will be created as was the case with all previous paradigm shifts.
I, for one, cannot wait for the future!