LOGISTICAL THINKING – THE FREIGHT OUTLOOK
Technological advancements continue to change the world as we know it, driving new thinking around automation, smart technology and the way we do business.
Changing consumer behaviour and the need for responsible supply chains means that the freight and logistics industry has to adapt.
Artificial intelligence remains a key driver in the industry, with the continued advancements of the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and warehouse automation creating further opportunities for productivity efficiencies.
The expansion of Amazon into Australia highlights the importance that e-commerce now plays. Consumer needs and spending habits have shifted from traditional methods and this has turned the spotlight onto the logistics providers. There is now an increased emphasis on chain of responsibility, supply chain visibility and customer service and delivery times and methods.
MEGATRANS returns in 2020 as an important industry event, facilitating cross-industry collaboration in a multidimensional and integrated conference and exhibition for the freight and logistics industry.
For the first time, MEGATRANS2020 will take place in conjunction with the specialised bulk handling expo, Australian Bulk Handling Expo 2020. The two events will be held side-by-side, with one ticket entry into both exhibitions.
MEGATRANS2020 will showcase the latest in artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, automated racking, telematics and route optimisation, warehouse automation, intelligent fleet systems, blockchain, Internet of Things, big data and advanced analytics.
- Road Transport
- Materials and Handling
Tier 1 – Hands on and operational decision makers:
- Supply Chain
- Manufacturing & Freight Originators
- Customers and End Users
Tier 2 – Strategic Management
Tier 3 – Local, State and Federal government, regulatory bodies and urban planners
As the borders between industries are blurring, new, multi-dimensional concepts have to rise to the challenge – with MEGATRANS leading the way:
- Improve service quality by understanding the latest trends
- Streamline processes by exploring new technologies
- Reduce development costs and lead time by comparing best practice
- Accelerate market entry by finding new joint venture partners
- Create new services by discovering new innovations
- Prepare for the biggest industrial revolution of a generation