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How important is Logistics in a Manufacturing Environment?

In an effort to help understand the importance of logistics in a manufacturing environment, let’s first define the word logistics. 

the aspect of military science dealing with the procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military matériel, facilities, and personnelthe handling of the details of an operation

The Interview

Meet Jeff Shulman, Vice President of Logistics at Zekelman Industries.  Jeff has held various roles at Zekelman Industries on the logistics team and has contributed to the overall growth and achievement of the Logistics department.  Jeff hold an Honors Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario Canada.

Q: How can distribution and logistics work together to reduce costs and eliminate any logistical hiccups in a manufacturing environment?

Jeff: One of the most important factors these days is a truck driver’s hours of service. Therefore, it is imperative that both the loading origin and unloading destination take necessary steps to turn the trucks as quickly as possible.

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