Summary of Logistics Clusters

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Logistics clusters are vital, job-creating links in globalized trade.


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Modern logistics have become a high-tech, sophisticated business sector, showcasing state-of-the-art warehouse robots, advanced conveyor systems, astute inventory management, real-time tracking programs, complex scheduling software and other technological developments. Yossi Sheffi – director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics – examines these vital links in the modern global supply chain, and parses their history, usage and likely future with elegance and understanding. getAbstract recommends Sheffi’s conversational, scholarly overview of modern logistics to executives, students of business, anyone doing business internationally and anyone seeking to get involved in the rapidly growing field of logistics.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What logistics clusters are,
  • What they require and
  • What benefits they provide.


Throughout history, certain geographic locales or regions have served as magnets for specific industries: For example, Switzerland for watches, Paris for fashion, New York for finance, Detroit for automobiles, Hollywood for films, Las Vegas for gambling and Silicon Valley for...
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About the Author

Yossi Sheffi is the Elisha Gray II professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He directs the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.

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