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Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chain Systems 2012-2014

 
Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chain Systems 2012-2014

After years of booming trade growth, the global logistics sector was badly hit by the economic downturn, even as supply-chain risk gained prominence in the wake of several very visible disruptions. Recovery in the sector has been slow, but on the brighter side, environmental efficiency has significantly improved, assisted by the slow-steaming of deep-sea container ships to conserve fuel; e-commerce distribution services also have grown fast. The sector’s core challenge today remains the efficient linking of producers and consumers around the world.