10. Logistics

The use of Big Data in logistics is less widespread than in other manufacturing areas. Warehousing and transportation are key areas where Big Data tools can be leveraged with greater Return on Investment, however, there are still only a few companies worldwide that are operating data-driven logistics services. Pioneers in the automation of warehousing are DHL, Amazon and Ocado. These companies replaced lots of the human labour work force with intelligent robots that systematically moved around the warehouses to pick and collect each individual delivery item.