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Logistics Operations and Management by Laleh Kardar, Shabnam Rezapour, Reza Farahani

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3. Logistics Strategic Decisions
Maryam SteadieSeifi
Department of Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Logistics has an important economic role because it swallows the biggest part of capital and supports the flow and movement of many economic transactions. Therefore, designing the best logistics strategies is vital. In this chapter, we take a look at different kinds of logistics decisions, especially investigate the strategic ones. First, we define strategy and its levels, and then we explain strategic planning in a business. There are three levels for logistics decision: strategic, tactical, and operational. Each one is defined in this chapter. Because the focus of this chapter is on logistics strategic ...

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