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Manufacturing Logistics Market Size - By Services (Transportation, Warehousing, Distribution, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Consulting), By Industry, By Transportation Mode, By Technology & Forecast, 2024 - 2032

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  • Published Date: Jul 2024
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Manufacturing Logistics Market Size

Manufacturing Logistics Market size was valued at USD 149.6 billion in 2023 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 9% between 2024 and 2032. The market for manufacturing logistics is mostly driven by the growth of global trade networks. As more companies execute business internationally, there is an increased demand for efficient logistics services to manage customs procedures and cross-border transportation. In addition, the industry is expanding due to the broad diversification of services, which includes advanced supply chain management systems, warehousing, and conventional transportation.

Manufacturing Logistics Market

For instance, the UK government collaborated with Amazon Marketplace, where buyers from other countries may find a variety of products from small UK companies and well-known British brands. In addition, the market is expanding due to the growing need for advanced logistics solutions and proficiency in global logistics management. Furthermore, there is an increased demand for adaptable and resilient supply chain solutions due to the volatility of global markets, which includes changes in fuel prices, trade disputes, and currency exchange rates.

The logistics sector has experienced a change due to the incorporation of technologies like blockchain, IoT, and artificial intelligence. In supply chain management, these technologies increase transparency, reduce expenses, and increase efficiency. However, the manufacturing logistic market is anticipated to grow because of the increasing use of sensors and radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to provide real-time data on the location and condition of items, enabling more efficient tracking and inventory management.

Manufacturing logistics experts often struggle with how to balance inventory levels to meet demand without either overstocking or understocking. Ineffective inventory management can result in higher storage expenses, obsolescence, stockouts, and eventually, client dissatisfaction. Furthermore, in logistics, transportation is a major source of costs. Transportation network capacity limitations, traffic jams, and rising fuel prices can all increase expenses and cause delays. For timely delivery and economic effectiveness, routes and modes of transportation (such as air, sea, rail, and road) must be optimized.

Manufacturing Logistics Market Trends

The logistics industry is experiencing business growth due to the increasing expansion of the e-commerce sector, which is driving up demand for numerous faster shipping choices. Accordingly, the sudden shift in business towards online sales drives growth in the logistics industry by pushing enterprises to improve their distribution networks and incorporate cutting-edge technologies for effective handling and real-time tracking of goods.

The market is expanding at an even faster rate due to consumers' growing preference for quick delivery options. Micro-fulfilment centers are smaller warehouses situated closer to customers that may substantially cut down on delivery times. The industry is also expanding because of alliances and partnerships between local retailers and logistics companies as well as the application of cutting-edge software for route optimization. Additionally, Quick Commerce—an e-commerce strategy that focuses on lightning-fast deliveries within an hour—is becoming more and more popular globally. Furthermore, the business is expanding due to rapid inventions such as the use of aerial drones and underground distribution networks to avoid traffic jams.

For instance, by 2030, Amazon aims to use renewable energy projects and electric delivery trucks to offset the carbon emissions from half of its shipments. In addition, IoT sensors in manufacturing equipment may allow a business to track production status in real-time and modify logistical plans as necessary.

Manufacturing Logistics Market Analysis

Manufacturing Logistics Market Size, By Services, 2022-2032 (USD Billion)

Based on services, the market is divided into transportation, warehousing, distribution and inventory management. The transportation segment accounted for a market share of around 42% in 2023. Since supply chain logistics entails moving finished items to distribution centers or end users as well as raw materials to manufacturing facilities, transportation is essential. The entire manufacturing process may be hampered by ineffective transportation, which could influence customer satisfaction and production schedules.

A vast array of services is included in the category of transportation, such as intermodal transport, trucking, shipping, and freight forwarding. This range enables transportation firms to meet a range of demands in the industrial industry, from bulk raw material transportation to specialized handling of hazardous or fragile commodities.

 Manufacturing Logistics Market Revenue Share, By Industry, 2023

Based on industry, the manufacturing logistics market is categorized into automotive, electronics, industrial, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, textiles, and others. The automotive segment accounted for a market share of around 33% in 2023. The supply networks used by the automotive industry are extremely intricate and widespread, spanning several countries.

Automobile manufacturers rely largely on excellent logistics to manage complex supply chains, from acquiring raw materials like metals, polymers, and electronics to assembling components into finished vehicles. High amounts of heavy and expensive final items and components are produced during the automotive manufacturing process. To control the flow of these items from suppliers to assembly factories, and then to dealerships or straight to customers, effective logistics are essential. The scale of the market is largely influenced by the quantity and value of automobile shipments.

Asia Pacific Manufacturing Logistics Market Size, 2022-2032 (USD Billion)

Asia Pacific dominated the global manufacturing logistics market with a major share of over 34% in 2023, due to cost efficiency, countries like China, India, and ASEAN countries like Malaysia and Vietnam have advantages for businesses to set up production and distribution centres which is beneficial for manufacturing and logistical activities. Also, investments for large expenditures in communication technology and transportation networks, such as highways, ports, and airports. This infrastructure improvement facilitates effective logistical processes, cutting down on lead times and distribution and transportation expenses.

In the U.S. the availability of a well-developed infrastructure for road and rail connectivity is responsible for the region's logistic growth. With a highly integrated supply chain network that links manufacturers with consumers transportation methods, including rail, truck, marine, and express and air delivery services.

Europe's manufacturing logistics market is growing because of e-commerce tendencies. Furthermore, research and development in logistics are being funded by European nations. In addition, the availability of workers and the prospective infrastructure in the region provide European countries with a lucrative chance to advance in this sector.

Manufacturing Logistics Market Share

UPS Supply Chain Solutions, C.H. Robinson and DSV Panalpina hold a significant market share of 16% in manufacturing logistics industry, this market presence reflects their extensive capabilities in providing comprehensive logistics solutions that cater to the diverse needs of manufacturing sectors. UPS Supply Chain Solutions leverages its global network and advanced technology to offer end-to-end logistics services, from freight forwarding to warehousing and distribution.

C.H. Robinson excels in freight transportation and logistics, known for its robust global freight management and sophisticated supply chain optimization tools. DSV Panalpina, a major player in global transport and logistics, provides a broad range of services including air and sea freight, road transport, and contract logistics, tailored to support complex manufacturing supply chains.

Europe's manufacturing logistics market is growing because of e-commerce tendencies. Furthermore, research and development in logistics are being funded by European nations. In addition, the availability of workers and the prospective infrastructure in the region provide European countries with a lucrative chance to advance in this sector.

Manufacturing Logistics Market Companies

The major players operating in the manufacturing logistics industry are:

  • C.H. Robinson
  • DB Schenker
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • DSV Panalpina
  • FedEx Supply Chain
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Manufacturing Logistics Industry News

  • In May 2024 Austin, Texas announced that it had acquired FreeFlow a company serving global secondary markets with asset disposition and digital circular economy tracking and reporting capabilities. FreeFlow's B2B digital marketplace platform enables customers to sell surplus and returned inventory while protecting primary sales channels. The addition expands Flex's services for customers across multiple markets, including data centers, enterprise, and lifestyle, to create additional revenue streams and accelerate sustainability through second-life products.
  • In June 2024, The Dutch company Arvato, which offers supply chain solutions, is constructing a brand-new, cutting-edge distribution center in the town of Echt, in the province of Limburg. An additional significant step in the company's expansion strategy is represented by the new building.
  • In June 2024 DHL Supply Chain expanded its specialized logistics services for the life sciences and healthcare sector in France through a long-term strategic partnership with Sanofi, a leading global healthcare company. DHL Supply Chain will provide warehousing, inventory management, picking and packing, and order fulfillment across three key sites in France: Amilly Distribution, Croissy-Beaubourg, and Saint-Loubès.

The manufacturing logistics market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of revenue ($Bn) and volume (in 000’ tons) from 2021 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Services

  • Transportation
  • Warehousing
  • Distribution
  • Inventory management

Market, By Transportation Mode

  • Road
  • Rail
  • Air
  • Sea

Market, By Technology

  • IoT
  • AI & ML
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Blockchain
  • Others

Market, By Industry

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & beverage
  • Textiles
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Nordics
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of manufacturing logistics reached USD 149.6 billion in 2023 and is set to witness over 9% CAGR between 2024 and 2032, due to the rise in globalization and international trade.

The transportation segment in the manufacturing logistics industry held 42% revenue share in 2023, owing to its role in supply chain logistics for impacting manufacturing efficiency, customer satisfaction, and supporting diverse services for industrial needs.

Asia Pacific market held 34% revenue share in 2023, attributed to cost efficiency, favorable production setups in China, India, ASEAN countries, and significant infrastructure investments enhancing logistics and reducing costs.

C.H. Robinson, DB Schenker, DHL Supply Chain, DSV Panalpina, FedEx Supply Chain, Kuehne + Nagel, and UPS Supply Chain Solutions.

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