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Logistics 4.0 in Brazil: Critical Analysis and Relationships with SDG 9 Targets

School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Campinas, Campinas 13083-860, Brazil
Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta 1270709, Chile
Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3AT, UK
Master Program in Management Systems, Doctoral Program in Sustainable Management Systems, Federal Fluminense University, Niterói 24210-240, Brazil
Faculty of Life Sciences, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Ulmenliet 20, D-21033 Hamburg, Germany
Laboratory of Public Sector Studies, School of Applied Sciences, University of Campinas, Limeira 13484-350, Brazil
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Academic Editors: Beatriz Aibar-Guzmán and Cristina Aibar-Guzmán
Sustainability 2021, 13(23), 13012; (registering DOI)
Received: 10 September 2021 / Revised: 2 October 2021 / Accepted: 3 October 2021 / Published: 25 November 2021
The logistics sector is characterised as an important pillar of the Brazilian economy, significant regarding revenue and job creation. This study aims to critically analyse the logistical operations developed by Brazilian companies in the context of Logistics 4.0 and to structure a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) matrix from the information gathered. In addition, relationships were established between the structured SWOT matrix and the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 9 (SDG 9). The methodological approach taken by the study consisted of semi-structured interviews with ten experts and data were analysed through content analysis. Once structured the SWOT matrix, the results were related with the targets of the SDG 9. The study presented the weaknesses and threats stand out in relation to the strengths and opportunities. When compared with the targets of SDG 9, it is possible to observe that many weaknesses are related to infrastructure and innovation. The main contributions of the study are the following: it is one of the few studies which holistically examined the sector in Brazil from a Logistics 4.0 perspective and the study points out some essential needs which should be addressed. The information presented here can broaden the debates on this topic and assist companies and government in the transition to digital transformation. View Full-Text
Keywords: Logistics 4.0; brazilian context; critical analysis; SWOT Logistics 4.0; brazilian context; critical analysis; SWOT
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Nobrega, J.H.C.; Rampasso, I.S.; Sanchez-Rodrigues, V.; Quelhas, O.L.G.; Leal Filho, W.; Serafim, M.P.; Anholon, R. Logistics 4.0 in Brazil: Critical Analysis and Relationships with SDG 9 Targets. Sustainability 2021, 13, 13012.

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Nobrega JHC, Rampasso IS, Sanchez-Rodrigues V, Quelhas OLG, Leal Filho W, Serafim MP, Anholon R. Logistics 4.0 in Brazil: Critical Analysis and Relationships with SDG 9 Targets. Sustainability. 2021; 13(23):13012.

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Nobrega, Julio H.C., Izabela S. Rampasso, Vasco Sanchez-Rodrigues, Osvaldo L.G. Quelhas, Walter Leal Filho, Milena P. Serafim, and Rosley Anholon. 2021. "Logistics 4.0 in Brazil: Critical Analysis and Relationships with SDG 9 Targets" Sustainability 13, no. 23: 13012.

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