Getting logistics into the boardroom

Abby Day (Writer, teacher and consultant in strategy, marketing and information management)

Logistics Information Management

ISSN: 0957-6053

Publication date: 1 December 1996


Ponders the factors which make senior management support of logistical initiatives so important and explores means of ensuring that such initiatives are included in the boardroom agenda. Presents an understanding of logistical activity which emphasizes its all‐embracing organizational influence, and its function as the deliverer of the marketers’ “promises”. Offers a further reason for boardroom attentiveness to logistical strategy ‐ the issue of profitability. recommends a number of practical strategies for individuals to rehearse in day‐to‐day dealings with senior management in their endeavours to retain board‐level support for logistical processes.



Day, A. (1996), "Getting logistics into the boardroom", Logistics Information Management, Vol. 9 No. 6, pp. 11-14.

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Copyright © 1996, MCB UP Limited

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