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Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success by Robert Martichenko, Thomas Goldsby

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THE WASTE OFTRANSPORTATION

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

Transportation, like inventory, is a necessary activity within logistics. In fact, it is fundamental to allow us to make product in one place and consume it in another, closing the distance of geographic separation. Fast, efficient transportation explains a great deal about why cities develop where they do. See the U.S. western expansion for a history lesson on the pivotal role of transportation in economic development. Can you name the largest U.S. city not located along a river, lake, or ocean?*

Transportation represents the biggest single cost in logistics. About $600 ...

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