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The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, 5th Edition by Dr. Peter Baker, Phil Croucher, Alan Rushton

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Logistics management and organization

Introduction

This chapter considers how logistics and distribution are organized within a business. The importance of the integration of the logistics function into the business as a whole has been emphasized at various times throughout this book. There is a need for the organizational structure to reflect a similar form of integration. Thus, logistics organizational issues and human resource or ‘people’ aspects are addressed in this chapter.

There are several factors covered, the first being a brief summary of those aspects that concern the relationship of logistics and distribution with other corporate functions, introduced earlier in Chapter 2. Allied to this, a number of different organizational ...

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