How Can Logistics Help to Achieve a Competitive Advantage?

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David Matwa Nyabwari, Kenya

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

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 w... Sign up

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 co... Sign up

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 profitab... Sign up

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 o... Sign up

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) ... Sign up

Bernhard Keim
Business Consultant, Germany

Logistic as Competitive Advantage

Good logistics make it easier for suppliers and customers to reach, access your company. Delivery qu... Sign up

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 wher... Sign up

Student (University), Portugal

CA via Logistics

A key competitive advantage can be to negotiate long-term partnerships of trust with suppliers. The ... Sign up

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 ... Sign up

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 t... Sign up

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 ... Sign up

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. The... Sign up

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 ... Sign up

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 s... Sign up

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 m... Sign up

sudheer Kothamasu
HR Consultant, India

Competitive Advantage with Logistics

Logistics adds 'time' and 'place' utility for a product. It provides complete information about cust... Sign up

avinash, India

Competitive Logistics through Supply Chain Planning

A strategic supply chain planning solution provides clients with a process that enables organization... Sign up

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: - Avoi... Sign up

Purna Chandra
Business Consultant, India

Logistics Contributes Directly to CA

According to Porter, an organisation's competitive advantage stems from: 1. Cost Leadership (same v... Sign up

jacinta wamwaki

Logistics CA

@Bahman Norouzpour: I agree only a sustainable CA is lasting. A competitive advantage is ther... Sign up

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 ... Sign up

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... Sign up

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 ... Sign up

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... Sign up

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) i... Sign up

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 practi... Sign up

Uduakobong Sunday
Management Consultant, Nigeria

How Logistics Can Enhance CA

No seriously-minded business operator who has options would want to maintain a continuous relationsh... Sign up

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 Barne... Sign up

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 adv... Sign up

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 e... Sign up

Simon Lum
Consultant, Australia

Logistics and Competitive Advantage

No statements of mission, goals or strategies will sustain CA until they are understood, accepted, i... Sign up

John Ebinum, 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 ... Sign up

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 Se... Sign up

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... Sign up


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