Logistics Business Sustainability Incorporating National Logistics Strategy and Industry Revolution 4.0

Author(s):

  • Noorul Shaiful Fitri Abdul Rahman1 (Higher Colleges of Technology Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
  • Taih-Cherng Lirn1 (National Taiwan Ocean University Keelung, Taiwan)
  • Abdelsalam Adam Hamid1 (Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute Helsinki, Finland )
  • Khalid Salim Said AlKalbani 1 (National University of Science and Technology, International Maritime College Oman )

Abstract:
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (also known as Industry 4.0) is a global strategy that blends various technologies tools by merging the physical and digital world boundaries. While Oman launched the Sultanate of Oman Logistics Strategy (SOLS) in 2015, logistics is one of the vision's pillars. Both strategies have resulted in a divergence in business strategy orientations, resulting in a misalignment of the national target. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between SOLS 2040 and Industrial 4.0 strategies incorporating an analytic induction method, which is a systematic way of validating the correlation between both strategies. A systematic analysis revealed a positive correlation between the two visions, owing to the importance of technology in achieving the SOLS 2040 vision. The correlation between SOLS 2040 and Industry 4.0 is an important step toward developing a comprehensive framework for the Oman logistics industry that will benefit all stakeholders.

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