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In conclusion, the success of logistics companies will increasingly depend on the reinforcing causal loop created between data and technology. Improvements in information systems make access to data easier. The easier access to data motivates companies to gather more data inputs. More data requires more complex information systems to manage it. The improved systems and data help companies make better decisions for more efficient and effective supply chains. The accuracy of data, the cost of managing and investing in complex information technology are new challenges that logistics companies will have to manage. Integrating already complex business systems into even more complex technology or embracing one end-to-end system may be good solution for some companies. However, the introduction of disruptive technologies such as block chain, Internet of Things, robotics and autonomous vehicles requires agile information technology that allows very fast adoption of innovation. As the companies are moving towards Industry 4.0, they will be giving up complex integrated systems and adopting specialized micro services that will facilitate innovation through flexibility, low cost, better data management and short life cycles.