TITLE

A Practitioner's View From The Far East

AUTHOR(S)
Airdrie, Colin
PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Apr2002, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a business logistics professional's view of the systems used in outside of the U.S. and Europe, as of April 2002. Steve Oakley, a member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport who has been working in Saudi Arabia for the last seven years, believes that any practitioner working in the country must get used to the local cultural aspects of life which are so often more important than any logistics theory. He then goes on to explain how the local education system has been really cushioned from the needs to prepare young people for a real-world life in business by the oil revenues and the strength of the religious influence. In China, the problem lies not with the attitude to the basics of learning, or the motivation to succeed. It lies more with two fundamental issues. Firstly, there is a reluctance by managers to accept responsibility and so all decisions tend to be passed up the hierarchy as far as possible. Secondly, logistics experience is not seen as a step to the higher echelons of business management. The author of this article then focused on the system used in Thailand.
ACCESSION #
11577228

 

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