In the years 2000-2010 Industry was focused on automating production processes as much as possible and in the years 2010-2020 purchasing departments have been the centre of attention. No doubt, the 2020-2030 decade is going to be the period of logistics in general, and particularly internal logistics.
For this new challenge, the main characters of internal logistics will be:
· The automation and optimization of internal logistics by means of conveyors, robots, AGVs, automated warehouses, computer systems, auto loading/unloading truck systems, pick to voice and pick to light systems, servohosts and exoskeletons.
· The effectiveness and simplification of logistic flows and the layout of production plants and warehouses.
· The synergies between production and logistics.