The Supply Chain of the Future – Tomorrow's Vision or Today's Reality?
Join Intel as we provide insight on how the Internet of Things will continue to transform key supply chain elements.
Most Read Articles
Report: Hot growth in emerging markets could stall with traffic jams
Emerging markets are broadly forecast to drive demand for retail services in coming decades, but a recent report says poorly planned road networks could throw a wrench into efforts by developing regions to keep up with rising demands for freight movement.
Despite rising consumer demand, many developing countries are saddled with poor infrastructure that triggers road traffic jams, increased fuel waste, and monetary losses, according to the the report "Global Intelligent Transport Systems Market (2016-2022)" from KBV Research, a subsidiary of Marqual IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd., an Indian company..
The problem is caused by planners' inability to keep up with a fast-changing regional landscape, leading to traffic congestion hot spots, poor traffic management, and extended traffic jams, the report says.
Possible solutions include privatized highways, new fees for road pricing, and the development of railway intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Regions that adopt intelligent rail networks can build a transportation-system backbone that provides a competitive edge over other freight modes while preserving consumer safety, the report concludes.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in, you will be asked to log in or register.
We Want to Hear From You! We invite you to share your thoughts and opinions about this article by sending an e-mail to ?Subject=Letter to the Editor: Quarter : Report: Hot growth in emerging markets could stall with traffic jams"> . We will publish selected readers' comments in future issues of CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly. Correspondence may be edited for clarity or for length.