How Can Logistics Help to Achieve a Competitive Advantage?

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How Can Logistics Help to Achieve a Competitive Advantage?
David Matwa Nyabwari
How can logistics (transport, warehousing, customer service, inventory control) contribute to a Competitive Advantage (CA) of an company? Thanks for your ideas......Sign up

Competitive Advantage and Time Competition
Piero Mella, Teacher, Italy, Premium Member
This article might help you to find some answer. “Time Competition. The New Strategic Frontier”
Chiara Demartini, Piero Mella, iBusiness, 2011, ...Sign up

The Added Value of Logistics
Hessel Visser, Partner, Netherlands, Member
Logistics can contribute to a competitive advantage by supporting the improvement of the flow of goods and information in the organisation so that the...Sign up

Question for Hessel Viser, Partner, Netherlands
Utkarsh, Student (MBA), Member
@Hessel Visser, please explain how Return On Investment in your view depends on inven...Sign up

Value / Price Index to Approximate Competitive Advantage Built on Better Logistics
Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico, Member
If our VALUE / PRICE INDEX (VPI) delivered to the customer is higher than the strongest competitor we have a "competitive advantage".
In this for...Sign up

Sustainable Competitive Advantage of Logistics
Bahman Norouzpour
First, make sure you appreciate the difference between a CA and a Sustained CA.
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Inventory Turnover and ROI
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
@Utkarsh: In business, working capital is tied up in stock. This sto...Sign up

What is Logistics --> Competitive Advantage of Logistics
J. W. Mphande, Manager, Malawi, Member
First of all, define what LOGISTICS is. Wikipedia defines logistics as "the management of the flow of resources between the point of origin and the po...Sign up

Sustainable CA can Only be Achieved at Supply Chain Level
Dr Mohammed Farid Abdulghany Ahmed, Consultant, Saudi Arabia, Member
CA can simply be defined as the unique offered added value that other parties (rivals, competitors) cannot provide. Competitive strategies are adopted...Sign up

Logistic as Competitive Advantage
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, Premium Member
Good logistics make it easier for suppliers and customers to reach, access your company. Delivery quality and delivery time are hurdles for your compa...Sign up

How Logistics can Offer a CA
Sifiso Ndhlukula, Manager, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Member
Properly managed logistics definitely can offer a competitive advantage.
Picture this scenario whereby you are in the retail industry and you rel...Sign up

CA via Logistics
vascogorjao, Student (University), Portugal, Member
A key competitive advantage can be to negotiate long-term partnerships of trust with suppliers. The mutual adoption of integrated Information systems ...Sign up

Competitive Advantage is Only True When in the Mind of your Customers
Barry Martin, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
Logistics, i.e. getting goods on the shelf does NOT give a competitive advantage, but not having it right is a competitive disadvantage.
Manage t...Sign up

No CA without Considering Cost
Francilio Dourado Filho, Business Consultant, Brazil, Member
There can be no CA without considering the costs. Having real CA requires that, in comparison with the competition, the competitor can operate with a ...Sign up

2 Ways in Which Logistics can be a Competitive Advantage
Gary Bernier, Consultant, United States, Member
There are two primary ways that logistics can be a CA:
1. Lowering the overall cost of delivery to a customer. Better logistics can also m...Sign up

How Can Logistics Help to Achieve a CA
Yuriy, Analyst, Russian Federation, Member
Good coordination and planning of logistics operations can make good savings on internal costs.
These funds can be sent to marketing, adding effi...Sign up

Consider also (International) Comparative Advantages
jaime cortabarria, Consultant, Colombia, Member
My intention is to globalize the context. It is also necessary to take into account the comparative advantages of his company, which can make the logi...Sign up

Measuring Service in the Value / Price Index Formula Above
Simon Lum, Consultant, Australia, Member
@Javier Elenes: In your above formula, just delivering on time may not be a good enough measure of service. It is de...Sign up

On Time, % First Field, Time to Solve a Claim, Etc
Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico, Member
@Simon Lum: You are right, it should be delivery on time as promised and % perfect first time. And maybe the time (...Sign up

Competitive Advantage with Logistics
sudheer Kothamasu, HR Consultant, India, Member
Logistics adds 'time' and 'place' utility for a product. It provides complete information about customers requirements. Logistics adds 'value' to your...Sign up

Competitive Logistics through Supply Chain Planning
avinash, Manager, India, Member
A strategic supply chain planning solution provides clients with a process that enables organizations to effectively synchronize their supply chain st...Sign up

CA of Logictics
Juergen Kanz
You will get a CA when you are capable to solve the two major problems of each supply chain:
- Avoid abundant shortages and surpluses
- Don'...Sign up

Logistics Contributes Directly to CA
Purna Chandra, Business Consultant, India, Member
According to Porter, an organisation's competitive advantage stems from:
1. Cost Leadership (same value at less cost)
2. Differentiat...Sign up

Logistics CA
jacinta wamwaki, Kenya, Member
@Bahman Norouzpour: I agree only a sustainable CA is lasting. A competitive advantage is there for a time til...Sign up

How Logictics can Contribute to a CA
Peter Andrea, Student (University), Member
Logistics is a major part of of supply chain. Proper logistics can contribute in a reduction of the total transaction cost, which will pave the way fo...Sign up

SCA with Logistics through Supplier-Customer Cooperation
Simon Lum, Consultant, Australia, Member
@Jacinta wamwaki: Sustainability of the CA can be achieved through supplier-customer cooperation and collaboration ...Sign up

Why Logistics is a Factor in SUSTAINABLE Competitive Advantage
Istvan Szeman, Consultant, Hungary, Member
I have no doubt that logistics can contribute to SCA and when it does contribute, because improving logistics efficiency takes a lot of time and ef...Sign up

An Example of Logistics Offering Competitive Advantage
Helen Strong, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
Innovation in logistics can add substantially to the competitive advantage.
For example in RSA, one company that specialised in fast food deliver...Sign up

How Logistics Contributes to Competitive Advantage for All Supply Chain Parties
Scott McKay, Consultant, Australia, Member
As a customer I consider that for my suppliers Delivery In Full On Time In Specification (DIFOTIS) is the greatest source of CA. This enables m...Sign up

Achieve Competive Advantage in Logistics by Outsourcing it
Kyrian Agbodike, Manager, Netherlands, Member
The competitive advange is that all of these logistic activities can be outsourced using best practices. Proper...Sign up

How Logistics Can Enhance CA
Uduakobong Sunday, Management Consultant, Nigeria, Member
No seriously-minded business operator who has options would want to maintain a continuous relationship with a supplier who does not provide timely del...Sign up

Competitive Advantage - Intangible Assets
Dr. Uwe Schindler, MBA, Manager, Germany, Member
Please let me highlight 3 stages which might help you to answer the question:
1. According to Sign up

Intangible Assets as a Competitive Advantage
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
@Uwe Schindler: The most obvious example of an intangible asset offering sustainable competitive advantage is the f...Sign up

Strong Logistics only is not enough for a Competitive Advantage
Ahmad Sultan Abdulla, Consultant, Malaysia, Member
In simplistic terms, if you have strong logistic arrangements - i.e. B2B systems (order, invoicing etc), transportation, warehousing, JIT delivery th...Sign up

Logistics and Competitive Advantage
Simon Lum, Consultant, Australia, Member
No statements of mission, goals or strategies will sustain CA until they are understood, accepted, implemented and practised by everyone in the org...Sign up

How Efficient Utilization of Warehouse and Inventory Management Lead to Competitive Advantage
John Ebinum, Manager, Nigeria, Member
Just-in-time delivery means cost savings on warehousing space and inventory holding cost. Sustained application of this situation means lower operatio...Sign up

JIT Provide BETTER Service WITH LESS Cost, Create Market Value and Economical Value
Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico, Member
@John Ebinum: Delivering JIT have a double positive effect on CA, Deliverering MORE VALUE (Higher Service to the Cu...Sign up

Competitive Advantage through Logistics
Festus Kurgat, Student (University), Kenya, Member
Hoe can logistics management be used as a tool for competitive advantage in a manufucturing industry?...Sign up

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