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How Can Logistics Help to Achieve a Competitive Advantage?

How can logistics (transport, warehousing, customer service, inventory control) contribute to a Competitive Advantage (CA) of an company? Thanks for your ideas...

  Piero Mella
Teacher, Italy

Competitive Advantage and Time Competition

This article might help you to find some answer. “Time Competition. The New Strategic Frontier”
Chiara Demartini, Piero Mella, iBusiness, 2011, pp. 136-146.

  Hessel Visser
Partner, Netherlands

The Added Value of Logistics

Logistics can contribute to a competitive advantage by supporting the improvement of the flow of goods and information in the organisation so that the turnaround of money is increased while also offering a good customer service.
Return on Investment = profit margin * inventory turn over.
Logistics can support both the profit margin by lowering costs and inventory turns by reducing lead times.

Student (MBA)

Question for Hessel Viser, Partner, Netherlands

@Hessel Visser, please explain how Return On Investment in your view depends on inventory turnover
Because I think Return On Investment is dependent on:
- The gains from the investment, and
- The cost of the investment.

  Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico

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  Andrew Blaine
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  J. W. Mphande
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  Barry Martin
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  Simon Lum
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  sudheer Kothamasu
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  Festus Kurgat
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