BTJ 6/16 - Report: Logistics
Publication date: 2017-02-06
For the past 20 years logistics has become a major enabler for increased economic performance and competitiveness.
Along the way, as slower trade growth put pressure on the industry to reorganize its networks and to innovate its solutions, the logistics agenda has shifted for many countries, influenced also by numerous worldwide political, regulatory, safety, eco, and societal factors.
Nevertheless, our region stands logistics-strong in the middle of this ever more complex and demanding environment.
As academic Jasper Bernes reminds us, until WW2 logistics - a purely military affair and key determinant of expeditionary wars' success - was referring to the methods that armies used to provision themselves, moving supplies from the rear to the front line.
Development's trump, by Lena Lorenc