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THE LIKELY ROLE OF AN EXECUTIVE LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PORTFOLIO ON THE BOARDS OF PRIVATE INDUSTRIAL CORPORATIONS

WJ (Wessel) Pienaar

DOI: 10.22495/cbv9i1art2

Abstract

The paper outlines the need for an executive logistics and supply chain management portfolio on the boards of private industrial corporations. The concepts of logistics and supply chain management are described in a business context, and the strategic, tactical and operational tiers thereof are discussed. The various business activities that form part of logistics and supply chain management are indicated. It is described how efficient and effective logistics and supply chain management can enhance the competitive advantage and long-term wealth of a business. Five performance areas that collectively best represent successful organisational logistics performance are detailed.

Keywords: Board, Logistics Management, Control, Competitive Advantage, Supply Chain Management

How to cite this paper: Pienaar, W. J. (2013). The likely role of an executive logistics and supply chain management portfolio on the boards of private industrial corporations. Corporate Board: role, duties and composition, 9(1), 18-25. http://doi.org/10.22495/cbv9i1art2

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