Globalization has dramatically changed the competitiveness environment. In the past, the competitiveness environment used to be more stable and did not require the supply chain to be resilient. The disturbances have caused the supply chain to increase costs and lead-time. Moreover, the consumer trend for high quality products, with minimal costs and just on times limits the competiveness of the supply chain. The majority of research recommends to implemented logistic clusters to minimize these negative effects and maintain competiveness; however the research does not consider the management part of the logistic clusters. The authors indicate that a concept of cyber-physical systems can be used to limit the trade-offs in the logistic cluster management. The main finding is that these technologies enables the supply chain to gather information, process it and utilize the information by using innovative technologies such as autonomous vehicles. The developed methodology based on these trends can be used to implement a global logistic cluster without human interference. The created methodology could minimize the trade-offs in the supply chain, which are necessary with the current understandement of supply chain management.
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