1. Does the rapid pace of change in the automotive business mean a significant increase in the complexity of logistics?
In the short term, it means exactly that. Carmakers and their suppliers are dealing with a larger number of models and model variants, a greater variety of technologies and rising customer expectations. That creates additional complexity in every part of the logistics chain. Over the long term, however, technological change could help to reduce complexity. Electric vehicles require fewer service parts, for example, and it is becoming possible to implement more features as software changes, reducing the need for different variants of physical parts. We may even see the use of additive manufacturing to produce parts on demand.