Logistics 4.0

  • T. E. Evtodieva
  • D. V. ChernovaEmail author
  • N. V. Ivanova
  • N. S. Kisteneva
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


The modern economy is a dynamically developing system, which is characterized by the ubiquitous application of information technologies that stimulate global change. These changes are associated with the active use of robotics, additive production, cloud technologies, virtual testing, the Internet of Things, and other technological innovations, which change the principles of creating material goods, economic consciousness, the concept of organization of business processes, relations in producer–consumer coordinates and other aspects of society and business. As a result, a new economy is being formed, known as the digital economy, or Industry 4.0. Due to the fact that logistics is a sphere of economic activity and an integral functional of business structures, it becomes urgent to study changes and determine the direction of its development in the digital economy. The objective of this contribution is to develop the theory and methodology of logistic transformation in modern conditions, which will allow defining scientific and methodological approaches to the formation of strategic initiatives in the field of managing flow processes at the level of the business entity and determine priorities for their further development. The main results of the study include the allocation of characteristic features of the business activity in the interaction environment in Industry 4.0 and the analysis of their influence on logistics, determining directions of its transformation and development. As a result of the research, the following main conclusions were obtained: The main areas of logistic digitization were systematized, and the main elements characterizing the identified areas were identified.


Logistics Industry 4.0 Digital economy Integration of logistics Strategy of logistics Concept of general responsibility 


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  1. 1.Samara State University of EconomicsSamaraRussia

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