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UK: THE OBSTACLE RACE TO MARKET. - Transport and Distribution - Managers across the supply chain must be cajoled to trade autonomy for efficiency.

by Malcolm Wheatley.

Transport and Distribution - Managers across the supply chain must be cajoled to trade autonomy for efficiency.

Perhaps appropriately, things are moving fast in the world of logistics, to the point even where logistics practitioners are in danger of biting off more than they can chew. For while no one doubts their talents when it comes to co-ordinating physical distribution, some of the latest trends in logistics call for skills more common in the diplomat than the warehouse manager. The task facing today's logistics professional is far less a question of browbeating delivery drivers, far more a matter of cajoling competitors and suppliers into joining co-operative initiatives.

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