Objects are becoming smarter, thanks to new technologies, mobile computing, and the Internet of Things. New data-driven services are being developed around these smart objects with the aim of increasing the efficiency of products and processes. This transformation is combined with basic changes to business models and corporate cooperation. For logistics, in particular, there is still a great deal of research that needs to be done and action that needs to be undertaken.
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