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A few interesting facts from logistics history. Do you know that the term "logistics" comes from the Greek logos, meaning “speech, reason, ratio, rationality, language, phras” and from the Greek word logistiki, meaning accounting and financial organization? OK, now you know.
 
It is known that in ancient Greece and Roman Empires have been working logisticians who were engaged in state accounting matters. However, the origin of logistics is rooted more deeply. At the beginning of the last century one plowman from Syria came across a stone. Under the stone has been found the vault with ancient pottery. These were the ruins of the ancient Ugarit city. It was one of the most important economic centers in the Middle East in the 15th century BCE. This city was prosperous in ancient time ...
What exactly should logistics professionals focus on to improve their business’ effectiveness? 19 famous strategy experts will share their useful tips with you. We hope it will help you maximize your company’s logistic resources and ultimately take your logistics strategy to the next level.
 
The strategy experts have answered the following question: “What’s your top tip for a new business (or even an established organization) looking to create an effective logistics strategy?”
 
My top logistics strategy tip is - Leverage your predicted volumes to reduce price. When it comes to an effective logistics strategy. My one tip is to start practicing demand-driven logistics if you have not already done so. New and existing companies should tak ...
The logistics chain in any operation is difficult to manage, and unless you’re extremely efficient, prepared to anticipate problems and execute contingency plans, you’re going to find it stressful. Efficient logistics managers generally adopt the following practices in order to excel at their jobs:
 
Plan ahead: The hallmark of an efficient logistics manager lies in the planning process. When the plan is foolproof, there is minimal chance of failure or a breakdown in the chain, unless there are extenuating circumstances. So a good logistics manager will know how to plan well head to eliminate the possibility of any delays in the supply chain.  
Don’t be overconfident: Even though the plan may be foolproof, logistics managers worth their salt know that they can never be overconfident th ...

 
Logistics operations deliver the equivalent of 16,000 swimming pools of milk every year. If you joined together all the sausages that the logistics industry delivers in a year, they would reach beyond the moon. The biggest lorry in the world carries 300 tonnes of material - that’s 43 elephants. Logistics is responsible for removing rubbish from our streets and houses. In fact we produce so much rubbish that every two hours we can fill the Albert Hall. The biggest ship in the world can carry the Eiffel Tower and an Airbus comfortably. There are more people who work in the UK Logistics Sector than there are in Jamaica. Logistics operations deliver over 4 billion meals to pubs every year only in the UK - that’s enough to feed two thirds of the world’s p ...