Global Express and Small Parcels 2017

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About the 2017 Global Express Parcels Report

The global express parcels industry has undergone a major transformation over the past ten years. In the early 2000s, when Ti published its first Global Express Parcels report, the e-tailing revolution was in its infancy. It was far from certain that many of the major express players, such as UPS, FedEx or DHL, would embrace home delivery due to the high costs involved in the number of undelivered parcels caused by not-at-home end-recipients. Higher margin B2B services, especially in the buoyant economic years in the run up to the Great Recession of 2008, drove innovation in the industry, with huge corporate budgets resulting in initiatives such as electronic proof-of-delivery notes, providing for greater levels of visibility in the supply chain. B2C home delivery companies, often off-shoots of traditional home shopping, catalogue retailers were seen as a separate sector. Today it is hard to convey the extent of the change in management sentiment and operational and technological focus with B2C such an important part of the major players’ thinking and revenues.

No doubt the external demands being placed on express parcels carriers to meet the needs of e-retail customers will continue to drive changes in the industry for many years to come. However, this year’s report will take a different perspective – examining how technological forces have the potential to transform the supply side of the industry from within.

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This report contains

  • Extensive analysis of the factors shaping the express industry
  • Comprehensive profiles of express providers
  • Analysis of evolving express strategies
  • Insight into the innovations utilised in the express industry
  • Exclusive Ti market sizes and forecast data

This report contains

  • Extensive analysis of the factors shaping the express industry
  • Comprehensive profiles of express providers
  • Analysis of evolving express strategies
  • Insight into the innovations utilised in the express industry
  • Exclusive Ti market sizes and forecast data

Report chapters

The report features 5 main chapters:

 

  • 01 Disruption and Innovation in the Express and Parcels Sector

 

  • 02 Future Trends

 

  • 03 Market Size and Forecasts

 

  • 04 Global Express Market Survey

 

  • 05 Major Express Players

Report survey highlights

  • Ti’s latest survey reveals momentum towards premium products - A global survey of express users and carriers, undertaken for the report revealed a strong momentum towards the use of premium services by shippers.
  • Shift from Road to Air - Survey respondenets were asked whether they were seeing a change in the mode used to move parcels, the largest proportion of respondents indicated that they were experiencing a net shift from road to air.
  • More Same Day deliveries - Express carriers will need to gear their operations up for more Same Day deliveries.
  • e-commerce drives the sector - Ti’s survey suggests that e-commerce is by far and away the most important sector to the express industry, a situation which will continue for the foreseeable future, with 75% of respondents selecting it as their first choice.

 

    Prof John Manners-Bell is Chief Executive of Ti, Honorary Visiting Professor at the London Metropolitan University’s Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law and an adviser to the World Economic Forum. He has over 25 years’ experience working in and analysing the global logistics sector.
 
David Buckby

Having obtained a Masters in Economics David is now Ti’s resident Economist. David manages one of Ti’s core strengths, that of quantitative analysis of a range of logistics markets, including sizing and forecasting. David contributes to the GSCi portal, Ti Reports and consultancy projects.

 

As a graduate in International Relations, Alexander Le Roy brings a variety of knowledge and interest to his role as an Analyst at Ti.

Alexander joined the Ti research department in 2013. Since joining the company, he has contributed to 9 top selling Ti reports, in addition to the Global Supply Chain Intelligence portal. The breadth of his analysis includes content on logistics providers, logistics markets and supply chain software. Alexander has developed a significant body of work in the evaluation of log-tech start-ups, and holds a keen interest in the latest technological developments in the industry.

 

Violeta Keckarovska is a research analyst with vast experience in the design, implementation and analysis of electronic and person-to-person surveys. Having worked across a number of sectors, including retail, luxury goods and FMCG, Violeta is experienced in gaining valuable insights across brand perception, voice of customer and strategic re-positioning intelligence campaigns for B-to-B and B-to-C clients.

As a member of the Market Research Society, Violeta brings best practice in research, insight and analytics across Ti.

 

Andy Ralls is a quantitative analyst at Ti. He graduated from the University of Southampton with a Mathematics with Finance degree in 2014. In his studies, he chose a final year project on actuarial modelling and forecasting and enjoyed modules on statistical distribution theory, financial mathematics and macroeconomics.

Andy has since worked for a top accountancy firm and for a wealth management company. These experiences give him a strong understanding of company accounts and investment products and has given him a wider understanding of the financial sector.

 

 

01 Disruption and Innovation in the Express and Parcels Sector 4
1.1 SHARING ECONOMY AND CROWDSHIPPING 5
1.2 NEW MARKET ENTRANTS 8
Case study: Alternative Delivery Systems - Uber's threat to the parcels sector 8
Case study: Urbantz 9
1.3 INCUMBENTS: FIGHTING BACK 10
Case study: UPS: investing in innovation 10
Case study: GeoPost and 'Stuart' 11
On-demand: The new frontier for the express sector? 12
1.4 AMAZON - THE ULTIMATE DISRUPTOR 13
Strategy 13
Operations 14
Last Mile 15
1.5 BLOCKCHAIN IN THE EXPRESS INDUSTRY 16
1.6 ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES 18
Express parcels companies and green technologies 20
Are alternative energy supplies feasible?
1.7 NEW TECHNOLOGIES 21
Assets as a Service (On demand/sharing economy) 21
Artificial Intelligence 22
Distributed Databases 22
Autonomous Vehicles 22
Internet of Things 23
3D Printing 24
Distributed Manufacturing 25

02 Future Trends 26
2.1 URBANIZATION 26
Urban express deliveries and diesel bans 27
Europe 28
Asia 30
Americas: 31
The impact of diesel bans 32
2.2 GLOBALIZATION OR REGIONALIZATION? 33
Will supply chains localise or globalise over the next few decades? 33
Background: Regionalisation, near-sourcing and emerging markets 34
Growth in the import content of exports has stalled 35
Key questions over the future of globalization 36
The next stage of globalisation 38
Conclusion 39

03 Market Size and Forecasts 40

3.1  GLOBAL EXPRESS PARCELS MARKET 40

3.2  ASIA PACIFIC EXPRESS PARCELS MARKET 44

3.3  EUROPEAN EXPRESS PARCELS MARKET 47

3.4  MIDDLE EAST EXPRESS PARCELS MARKET 50

3.5  NORTH AMERICAN EXPRESS PARCELS MARKET 52

3.6  RUSSIA, CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA EXPRESS PARCELS MARKET 55

3.7  SOUTH AMERICAN EXPRESS PARCELS MARKET 57

3.8  SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA EXPRESS PARCELS MARKET 60

04 Global Express Market Survey 62

05 Major Express Players 70

5.1  COMPARATIVE REVIEW OF THE YEAR 70

5.2  UPS 74

5.3  FEDEX 81

5.4  DHL 88

5.5  REVIEW OF REGIONAL PLAYERS 93

Europe 93

GeoPost (DPD) 93

GLS 95

Asia 97

The Chinese Ecosystem 97

SF Express 98

Middle East 100

Amazon in the Middle East 100

Aramex 101

CONTACT US 103

This report is perfect for

  • Global manufacturers
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Supply chain managers and directors
  • Logistics procurement managers
  • Marketing managers
  • Knowledge managers
  • Investors
  • All C-level executives

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