How Can Logistics Help to Achieve a Competitive Advantage?

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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.

  Utkarsh
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
 

Value / Price Index to Approximate Competitive Advantage Built on Better Logistics

If our VALUE / PRICE INDEX (VPI) delivered to the customer is higher than the strongest competitor we have a "competitiv...

  Bahman Norouzpour, Iran
 

Sustainable Competitive Advantage of Logistics

First, make sure you appreciate the difference between a CA and a Sustained CA. Logistics can be considered to offer a ...

  Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Inventory Turnover and ROI

@Utkarsh: In business, working capital is tied up in stock. This stock is, hopefully, sold profitably, which increases ...

  J. W. Mphande
Manager, Malawi
 

What is Logistics --> Competitive Advantage of Logistics

First of all, define what LOGISTICS is. Wikipedia defines logistics as "the management of the flow of resources between ...

  Dr Mohammed Farid Abdulghany Ahmed
Consultant, Saudi Arabia
 

Sustainable CA can Only be Achieved at Supply Chain Level

CA can simply be defined as the unique offered added value that other parties (rivals, competitors) cannot provide. Comp...

  Bernhard Keim
Business Consultant, Germany
 

Logistic as Competitive Advantage

Good logistics make it easier for suppliers and customers to reach, access your company. Delivery quality and delivery t...

  Sifiso Ndhlukula
Manager, Democratic Republic of the Congo
 

How Logistics can Offer a CA

Properly managed logistics definitely can offer a competitive advantage. Picture this scenario whereby you are in the r...

  vascogorjao
Student (University), Portugal
 

CA via Logistics

A key competitive advantage can be to negotiate long-term partnerships of trust with suppliers. The mutual adoption of i...

  Barry Martin
Business Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Competitive Advantage is Only True When in the Mind of your Customers

Logistics, i.e. getting goods on the shelf does NOT give a competitive advantage, but not having it right is a competiti...

  Francilio Dourado Filho
Business Consultant, Brazil
 

No CA without Considering Cost

There can be no CA without considering the costs. Having real CA requires that, in comparison with the competition, the ...

  Gary Bernier
Consultant, United States
 

2 Ways in Which Logistics can be a Competitive Advantage

There are two primary ways that logistics can be a CA: 1. Lowering the overall cost of delivery to a customer. Better l...

  Yuriy
Analyst, Russian Federation
 

How Can Logistics Help to Achieve a CA

Good coordination and planning of logistics operations can make good savings on internal costs. These funds can be sent...

  jaime cortabarria
Consultant, Colombia
 

Consider also (International) Comparative Advantages

My intention is to globalize the context. It is also necessary to take into account the comparative advantages of his co...

  Simon Lum
Consultant, Australia
 

Measuring Service in the Value / Price Index Formula Above

@Javier Elenes: In your above formula, just delivering on time may not be a good enough measure of service. It is delive...

  Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico
 

On Time, % First Field, Time to Solve a Claim, Etc

@Simon Lum: You are right, it should be delivery on time as promised and % perfect first time. And maybe the time (hrs?)...

  sudheer Kothamasu
HR Consultant, India
 

Competitive Advantage with Logistics

Logistics adds 'time' and 'place' utility for a product. It provides complete information about customers requirements. ...

  avinash, India
 

Competitive Logistics through Supply Chain Planning

A strategic supply chain planning solution provides clients with a process that enables organizations to effectively syn...

  Juergen Kanz, Germany
 

CA of Logictics

You will get a CA when you are capable to solve the two major problems of each supply chain: - Avoid abundant shortages...

  Purna Chandra
Business Consultant, India
 

Logistics Contributes Directly to CA

According to Porter, an organisation's competitive advantage stems from: 1. Cost Leadership (same value at less cost) ...

  jacinta wamwaki
Kenya
 

Logistics CA

@Bahman Norouzpour: I agree only a sustainable CA is lasting. A competitive advantage is there for a time till yo...

  Peter Andrea, South Sudan
 

How Logictics can Contribute to a CA

Logistics is a major part of of supply chain. Proper logistics can contribute in a reduction of the total transaction co...

  Simon Lum
Consultant, Australia
 

SCA with Logistics through Supplier-Customer Cooperation

@Jacinta wamwaki: Sustainability of the CA can be achieved through supplier-customer cooperation and collaboration as @D...

  Istvan Szeman
Consultant, Hungary
 

Why Logistics is a Factor in SUSTAINABLE Competitive Advantage

I have no doubt that logistics can contribute to SCA and when it does contribute, because improving logistics efficiency...

  Helen Strong
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

An Example of Logistics Offering Competitive Advantage

Innovation in logistics can add substantially to the competitive advantage. For example in RSA, one company that specia...

  Scott McKay
Consultant, Australia
 

How Logistics Contributes to Competitive Advantage for All Supply Chain Parties

As a customer I consider that for my suppliers Delivery In Full On Time In Specification (DIFOTIS) is the greatest sourc...

  Kyrian Agbodike, Netherlands
 

Achieve Competive Advantage in Logistics by Outsourcing it

The competitive advange is that all of these logistic activities can be outsourced using best practices. Proper manageme...

  Uduakobong Sunday
Management Consultant, Nigeria
 

How Logistics Can Enhance CA

No seriously-minded business operator who has options would want to maintain a continuous relationship with a supplier w...

  Dr. Uwe Schindler, MBA
Manager, Germany
 

Competitive Advantage - Intangible Assets

Please let me highlight 3 stages which might help you to answer the question: 1. According to Barney (1991) 4 empirical...

  Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Intangible Assets as a Competitive Advantage

@Uwe Schindler: The most obvious example of an intangible asset offering sustainable competitive advantage is the formul...

  Ahmad Sultan Abdulla
Consultant, Malaysia
 

Strong Logistics only is not enough for a Competitive Advantage

In simplistic terms, if you have strong logistic arrangements - i.e. B2B systems (order, invoicing etc), transportation...

  Simon Lum
Consultant, Australia
 

Logistics and Competitive Advantage

No statements of mission, goals or strategies will sustain CA until they are understood, accepted, implemented and pract...

  John Ebinum
Manager, Nigeria
 

How Efficient Utilization of Warehouse and Inventory Management Lead to Competitive Advantage

Just-in-time delivery means cost savings on warehousing space and inventory holding cost. Sustained application of this ...

  Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico
 

JIT Provide BETTER Service WITH LESS Cost, Create Market Value and Economical Value

@John Ebinum: Delivering JIT have a double positive effect on CA, Deliverering MORE VALUE (Higher Service to the Custome...

  Festus Kurgat
Student (University), Kenya
 

Competitive Advantage through Logistics

Hoe can logistics management be used as a tool for competitive advantage in a manufucturing industry?...

 

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