Advancing logistics 4.0 with the implementation of a big data warehouse: a demonstration case for the automotive industry

Nuno Silva*, Júlio Barros, Maribel Y. Santos, Carlos Costa, Paulo Cortez, M. Sameiro Carvalho, João N. C. Gonçalves

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

20 Citations (Scopus)


The constant advancements in Information Technology have been the main driver of the Big Data concept’s success. With it, new concepts such as Industry 4.0 and Logistics 4.0 are arising. Due to the increase in data volume, velocity, and variety, organizations are now looking to their data analytics infrastructures and searching for approaches to improve their decision-making capabilities, in order to enhance their results using new approaches such as Big Data and Machine Learning. The implementation of a Big Data Warehouse can be the first step to improve the organizations’ data analysis infrastructure and start retrieving value from the usage of Big Data technologies. Moving to Big Data technologies can provide several opportunities for organizations, such as the capability of analyzing an enormous quantity of data from different data sources in an efficient way. However, at the same time, different challenges can arise, including data quality, data management, and lack of knowledge within the organization, among others. In this work, we propose an approach that can be adopted in the logistics department of any organization in order to promote the Logistics 4.0 movement, while highlighting the main challenges and opportunities associated with the development and implementation of a Big Data Warehouse in a real demonstration case at a multinational automotive organization.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2221
Number of pages18
JournalElectronics (Switzerland)
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Big data
  • Data warehouse
  • Logistics 4.0
  • Industry 4.0
  • Implementation


Dive into the research topics of 'Advancing logistics 4.0 with the implementation of a big data warehouse: a demonstration case for the automotive industry'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this