While digital twins have not yet achieved widespread application in logistics, many of the key enabling technologies are already in place. The logistics sector has leveraged sensors to track shipments and more recently machinery and material handling equipment. Today the industry is also increasingly embracing open API strategies and migrating to cloud-based IT systems. Companies
are applying machine learning and advanced analytics techniques to optimize their supply chains and draw new insights from historical shipment and operational data. Logistics professionals are even implementing augmented, mixed, and virtual reality applications for tasks like warehouse picking and vehicle loading as the data from these tasks is well suited to the creation of digital twins in these environments.