讲座题目：An Overview of theState of Logistics in the US with Emphasis on Trends and Problems
Dr. Walter Zinn
Chairmanand Professor of Logistics
Departmentof Marketing and Logistics
Fisher College of Business
The Ohio State University
ABSTRACT: Thepractice of logistics is undergoing radical transformation driven by changes intechnologies and the emergence of new business concepts available to firms andtheir supply chains. Some of these new concepts and technologies, like 3Dprinting and Omni channel, are in more advanced stages of implementation.Others, like self-driving road vehicles and the Internet-of-Things are still inearly stages of conceptualization and development. The goal of the lecture isto provide an overview of coming changes, especially in an environment ofgrowing customer demand for service. The emphasis will not be in the technologiesthemselves, but on their viability and stage of implementation.