Shortening the path for the movement of goods from A to B is the holy grail for logistics professionals. Every inbound item must reach the right destination accurately and quickly, and with perishable goods like food there is no margin for error.

In terms of effective supply chain management, the objective is to match supply to demand wherever it occurs. It might sound obvious, but the concept of clustering – bringing together all aspects of production, storage, distribution and logistics – is bringing a new facet to industry. With next generation infrastructure looking to new technology to transform supply chain management, there is huge potential for building new manufacturing and warehousing clusters from the ground up.