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Logistics, the supply chain and competitive strategy

Logistics and supply chain management are not new ideas. From the building of the pyramids to the relief of hunger in Africa there has been little change to the principles underpinning the effective flow of materials and information to meet the requirements of customers.

Throughout the history of mankind, wars have been won and lost through logistics‘ strengths and capabilities – or the lack of them. It has been argued that the defeat of the British ...

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