Originally Posted by Thomas
I can't think of any direct paths to Logistics Knowledge via book, but I will recommend The Goal by Eli Goldratt. The book centers around Theory of Constraints relative to production, but I believe you can also apply TOC to logistics. We read it in our graduate Operations Management class. Well, I did.
Thanks, that sounds interesting and actually quite relevant to my current job (although I'm looking at moving job and company by the end of the year), I'll have a look at that. Surely there must be some books for people learning about SCM at university or industry publications?
Originally Posted by nootje
UPS and FedEx are express delivery companies, and whilst part of logistics as a whole they are but a subset. For distribution you should look towards smaller firms who are at the end of the supply chain as you would be able to do more there. Try and find a branch organisation for logistics in your country/state, and see what you can find out.
Personally, I'd take a look at the intermodal companies, or freight forwarders as you'll get to see a lot of different industries.
When I say "distribution" I mean transporting shit, I don't know what technical/business definitions there are, I've only been doing my job/giving a fuck about logistics etc for a month and a half.