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Three Key Steps to Change Logistics From a Cost Center to a Profit Contributor

Published: 11 November 2015

ID: G00289980

Analyst(s): David Gonzalez

Summary

Many logistics professionals are recognizing that cost reduction is just a part of logistics' role today. The three steps set out in this research will enable logistics leaders to drive greater value from the logistics function by changing it from a cost center to a profit contributor.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Step No. 1: Assess Your Readiness for Commercializing Logistics
  • Step No. 2: Define Which Operating Model Best Matches Your Company's Capabilities and Strategic Intent
    • Logistics as a Service
    • Logistics as a Commodity
  • Step No. 3: Use the Logistics Strategy Roadmap to Organize and Prioritize Your Resources

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