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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2011
39 FUTURE FREIGHT NETWORKS 2011 X Company profile ABOUT CAPGEMINI DISTRIBUTION & TRANSPORTATION Capgemini’s Distribution & Transportation practice serves 14 of the 20 global Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) and has spent more than 30 years helping LSPs successfully navigate a rapidly evolving business environment. By drawing on our global technology skills and proven ability to design and implement business strategies we are able to offer our customers ERP, transportation and warehouse management solutions that allow them to achieve better, faster, more sustainable results. In addition, Capgemini offers a range of flexible outsourcing solutions to optimize service levels, reduce and improve cost structures, and strengthen competitive positioning. To find out more, go to www.capgemini.com.au. DISCOVER YOUR EXPERTS’ NETWORK www.capgemini.com/e xperts WeAreTheOnes127x177BP.indd 1 31/03/11 11:39 If Facebook with more than 600 million active users were a country it would be the third largest country after China and India! This is clearly the beginning of a new era. How is that related to supply chains and freight networks? The recently published report “Future Value Chain 2020 – Building strategies for the new decade” looked into the future in order to understand its trends and came up with four global objectives. 1. Engage with technology-enabled consumers. Every day we recognise the challenges Australian retailers face, from the record high Australian Dollar to the technology-enabled consumer who is increasingly shopping online. Capgemini is addressing this by helping clients with the “digital transformation”. 2. A more sustainable business. The voice to preserve our precious resources is getting louder across the globe. Optimising delivery networks and whole supply chains is an element of that. The Australian future supply chain work is contributing. 3. Optimise a shared supply chain. The key theme is collaboration across the value chain exploring new ways of operating. Delivery models like “urban” or “non urban” here in Australia can help achieve this objective. 4. Serve the health and wellbeing of consumers. The focus of tomorrow’s consumer will be quality of life. This is driven by the ageing population but also by a greater awareness of food safety, work life balance and the need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to be able to enjoy the extended life duration. All four objectives have major impact on how businesses and organisations need to work together and how governments need to lay the foundation to allow a successful transformation of today’s societies. Effective and flexible freight and transportation networks are a beginning. Australia’s Value Chain 2020 Michael Alf, Vice President Capgemini, Melbourne 314874AE_Capgemini Consulting | 1699.indd 24 4/6/11 2:59 PM