Will Disruption Take a Bite Out of Logistics Jobs?

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    Will Disruption Take a Bite Out of Logistics Jobs? - Yahoo

    New technologies and trends will shake up the industry, but could boost employment.

    As advancing technology and business-model innovations gain momentum and threaten to disrupt logistics, some are beginning to worry about their impact on logistics-related jobs.

    Take 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, for example.

    The concern over jobs is based in the fact that 3D printing eliminates the need for both high-volume production facilities and low-level assembly workers, thereby cutting out a significant portion of the supply chain.

    And what about other disruptions, such as crowdsourcing, where employers find answers to their needs from an undefined online community?