Internet of Things (IoT) in Logistics Market to Grow at a CAGR of 14.0%, during Forecast Period | BlueWeave Consulting

Throughout the historical period, North America had the highest share in global IoT in logistics market. In recent years, the region has seen the most digital transformation, which has greatly contributed to market growth. Furthermore, with dozens of startups entering the region's IoT landscape, the adoption rate of IoT solutions in the logistics industry is increasing due to growing internet penetration, including the 5G network, and the rising scope for e-commerce. During the forecast period, the APAC IoT in the logistics market is expected to grow at the fastest rate due to shifting consumer behavior and rising urbanization rates in developing economies, such as India and China.

New Delhi, Oct. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Internet of Things (IoT) in logistics market is flourishing owing to an increasing focus by firms on rapid digitization, technology advancements, such as self-driving trucks, robots, analytics, and data analysis, to increase their operational efficiency.

BlueWeave Consulting, a leading strategic consulting and market research firm, in its recent study, estimated that the size of Global Internet of Things (IoT) in Logistics Market was worth USD 37.41 billion in 2021. Global IoT in logistics market size is projected to grow at a significant CAGR of 14.0%, reaching a value of USD 93.85 billion by 2028. IoT in logistics market across the globe is booming because of the technology advancements that assist the logistics industry in seeing rapid transformation and growth. The phrase "Internet of Things" (IoT) in the context of logistics refers to a supply chain that is entirely digital, adaptable, and connected and is optimized for e-commerce, last-mile delivery, and last-minute purchases. Applications of IoT in logistics include self-driving vehicles, drone delivery, location management systems, inventory tracking and warehousing, predictive analysis, and blockchain for the supply chain management. Due to the use of cutting-edge technologies, digitalization has permeated the transportation and logistics sectors. However, a lack of skilled workers, excessive costs, and stringent government laws and regulations could limit the growth of global IoT in logistics market.

Rapid digitization driving demand for IoT in logistics

Rapid digitization is one of the key IoT trends in the logistics sector. The trucking and logistics industries are incorporating data analytics, robotics, analytics, and self-driving technologies to increase operational effectiveness and address other issues, such as the shortage of truck drivers. To address the general labor shortage and boost technical efficiency, robots and robotic technologies are also increasingly used in warehousing, supply chain management, machine learning (ML), and data analytics. Such digital transformation techniques are a significant market trend in logistics operations. This results in offering lucrative opportunities for global IoT in logistics market during the forecast period (2022–2028).


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Thriving e-commerce and smart cities to support market expansion

Future market growth will be fueled by smart cities, e-commerce, and the high adoption of sensors across verticals. Due to digitization and shifting customer expectations, the logistics industry is undergoing unprecedented changes. Lockdowns and other government restrictions caused logistics companies to make significant investments in IoT as consumers and businesses turned to online channels for shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic. Innovative technologies are not only improving efficiency and collaboration, but also reshaping how business is done in ways that have only recently started to take shape. The industry is changing because of startups, sector-specific clients, and suppliers. Furthermore, supply chain transparency will be made possible by technologies, such as IoT sensors.

Challenge: High concerns for users’ safety

Despite being state-of-the-art technology, IoT’s effects and uses are still not fully understood. The market's increasing rate of security breaches and data collection will make it more difficult for logistics companies to increase their IoT spending. These obstacles will have a significant impact on the IoT spending by the logistics market, safety, and discretion. It gets harder to maintain the security of the data that IoT devices collect and transmit as they mature and become more widely used. These trends may limit the expansion of global IoT in logistics market.


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Segmental Coverage

Global Internet of Things (IoT) in Logistics Market - By Application

Based on application, global IoT in logistics market is segmented into Fleet, Freight, Warehouse, Yard/dock, and Others. Among these, IoT in the Fleet segment increases driver safety, eliminates driver fraud, extends vehicle life, and helps logistics companies better manage fuel and maintenance costs. These benefits drive individual category growth in the IoT in logistics market. Logistics companies may carry out these fleet management tasks more effectively by utilizing IoT technology.

Impact of COVID-19 on Global Internet of Things (IoT) in Logistics Market

The market for IoT in logistics has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Events across the globe have had a significant impact on the IoT sensor supply chain. IoT and sensor deployment has been put on hold for many projects because of a shrinking workforce and a delay in the supply of hardware. Many manufacturing facilities cut production because of the pandemic's effects on the supply chain, which slowed down demand for IoT products among the manufacturing units. On the other hand, the pandemic has accelerated the shift to "work-from-home" setup, raising the demand for automation and remote management. IoT systems are now given more attention, especially for increasing operational effectiveness and cutting costs.

Competitive Landscape

Leading market players in global IoT in logistics market include Amazon Web Services (AWS), BICS SA/NV, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, Cisco Systems Inc., Honeywell International, IBM Corporation, Intel Corporation, Kaa IoT Technologies, LLC., NEC Corporation, Novire Technologies, Octonion SA, Oracle Corporation, PTC Inc., Rockwell Automation, Inc., and SAP SE. Global IoT in logistics market is highly fragmented with the presence of several manufacturing companies across the globe. The market leaders retain their supremacy by spending on research and development, incorporating cutting-edge technology into their goods, and releasing upgraded items for customers. They use various strategies, including strategic alliances, agreements, mergers, and partnerships.

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The in-depth analysis of the report provides information about growth potential, upcoming trends, and statistics of the Global Internet of Things (IoT) in Logistics Market. It also highlights the factors driving forecasts of total market size. The report promises to provide recent technology trends in the Global Internet of Things (IoT) in Logistics Market and industry insights to help decision-makers make sound strategic decisions. Furthermore, the report also analyzes the growth drivers, challenges, and competitive dynamics of the market.

Recent Developments

  • In February 2022 – As part of Qualcomm Technologies and Bosch Rexroth's full-fledged collaboration on 5G research and development provided a demonstration of ultra-low latency and time-synchronized networking for an autonomous mobile robot (AMR), and positioning of an assisted guided vehicle (AGV) at Bosch Salzgitter, Germany.
  • In March 2022 - Cisco and Queensland University of Technology partnered to drive the development in the retail and logistics sectors. The partnership aims to develop a research program in the retail, supply chain, consumer behavior and engagement, data privacy, and cyber security with $900,000 over three years by a newly established Chair in Trusted Retail and Logistics Innovation. In July 2022, Innovation Central Brisbane was fully operational on campus at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Scope of the Report

Years ConsideredHistorical data – 2018–2021
Base Year – 2021
Estimated Year – 2022
Forecast Period – 2022–2028
Facts CoveredRevenue in USD Billion
Product/Service SegmentationSoftware, Hardware, Organization Size, Application, Region 
Key PlayersAmazon Web Services, BICS SA/NV, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, Cisco Systems Inc., Honeywell International, IBM Corporation, Intel Corporation, Kaa IoT Technologies, LLC., NEC Corporation, Novire Technologies, Octonion SA, Oracle Corporation, PTC Inc., Rockwell Automation, Inc., SAP SE.


          By Software

  • Resource Monitoring
  • Safety and Security
  • Traffic and Fleet Management
  • Others

By Hardware

  • GPS Tracking Devices
  • Hardware Nodes
  • RFID Tags
  • Others

By Organization Size

  • SMEs
  • Large Enterprises

By Application

  • Fleet
  • Freight
  • Warehouse
  • Yard/dock
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

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