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Logistics Management: Recapture the Economies of Scale Lost to Globalization

Published: 26 February 2008

ID: G00181909

Analyst(s): John Fontanella


With the rush to expand globally, companies decentralize control and decision making within the logistics function, losing in the process the economies of scale that their size affords them. Many are finding that, with the use of technology, a middle ground can be found that allows them to regain these same efficiencies without sacrificing service and local presence in global markets.

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