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Ewer, Graham A.
May 2001
Logistics & Transport Focus;May2001, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p2
Trade Publication
The author's views on the implications of the possible military action against Iraq, in relation to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S., on the business logistics and transportation sectors were presented. This can postulate a variety of challenges, rising oil prices, transportation shortages, economic slowdown, decreasing confidence, and speculate on the outcome. lean supply chains, better communications and faster, more reliable, transportation have changed the face of the economic cycle of production to consumption and redrawn it on a global basis. Individual commitment has to be matched by both government and public commitment to take things forward. The commitment of the public is critical for, when the heat is on, the consumer has to face up to the price of consumption.


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