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Logistics 2050 - A Scenario Study - The World in 2050

Join us on our journey into the year 2050. What will influence everyday reality then? "Only those who think about alternatives can devise robust strategies" By Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL

Will we be able to create sustainable prosperity, or are we on the way to a climate crash?

Is the world interconnected or fragmented? Which new technologies shape our everyday lives?

In a new study entitled “Delivering Tomorrow: Logistics in 2050,” Deutsche Post DHL presents five sweeping, sometimes radical, prospects for the world in 2050 as well as the impact they would have on the logistics industry.

The study provides answers while knowing full well that “one” accurate projection on the future does not and cannot exist. “Today’s complex economic and political landscape renders accurate forecasts virtually impossible.

In our volatile and connected world, traditional, linear forms of analysis have repeatedly proven wrong. They, alone, simply aren’t enough to help us anticipate and prepare for change,” stresses CEO Frank Appel.

The scenarios - developed with renowned experts - are based on observations of the most important influencing factors, from business and consumption patterns to technological developments and climate change, while taking into consideration their probable effect on our behavior and our future environment.

The scenario study is rounded out with a series of essays that address a wide range of future-related themes.

Logistics 2050” is the continuation of the series “Delivering Tomorrow,” which was published by Deutsche Post DHL.

In 2009 we published the Delphi Study “Customer Needs in 2020” and our study “Towards Sustainable Logistics” followed one year later as part of this series, which covers important global trends and future-oriented topics.

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