Supply chain management and logistics is taking centre stage in many companies today. Until recently the areas of warehousing and distribution have not been seen as core to a company’s operations and as a result have not always attracted the cream of management talent. Experienced managers have tended to fall into roles such supply chain manager, logistics manager and warehouse manager. Outsourcing in this area has also been popular as companies look to buy in expertise and reduce costs. Below, Gwynne Richards and Susan Grinsted argue that there is an increasing need for tools to assist the new breed of supply chain and logistics managers.
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