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Learning From Logistics Leaders: Using Logistics to Create a Competitive Advantage

Published: 26 February 2018

ID: G00343137

Analyst(s): David Gonzalez , Lisa Callinan

Summary

For many companies, logistics has moved from being a back-office afterthought to a transformational supply chain capability. Supply chain leaders responsible for logistics can apply these industry best practices to better leverage logistics for competitive advantage.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Set Out a Logistics Strategy That Clearly Explains How the Function Will Support the Delivery of the Overall Business Objectives
    • Case Study
  • Create a Logistics Function That Designs and Deploys Solutions Rather Than a Function That Simply Completes Tasks or Responds to Demands
    • Case Study
  • Empower and Engage Logistics at the Start of the Supply Chain Process to Save Time, Effort and Expense
    • Case Study

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