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Great Books on Logistics. What do Logisticians Want?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, and Christmas is just ahead. What do logistics professionals want at this time? Certainly some peace and quiet. Perhaps also some rest with great books on logistics in hand.

The last 3-4 months were not conducive to such activities. For many of them it was the most intensive period of the year. That’s why I decided to recommend books, which can be a great gift for every logistician.

Note: Those who work “in the industry” will probably start wondering if I am not publishing this post too late. There are only a few days left until Christmas Eve. However, all of the items listed below are available in electronic format. You can download and read them immediately.

So in this case there will be no problem with any of the issues I will describe in the entry – How to prepare your Logistics for Christmas?

I encourage you to check out the list below. I have collected good books about logistics that provide both entertainment and food for thought. On the one hand, each one is about managing a supply chain, production, projects, or just change in an organization. On the other hand, each contains a plot!

They are all written as business fables. A genre of literary fiction that was born after the publication of The Greatest Salesman in the World in 1968 and gained popularity with Who Moved My Cheese in 1998.

I invite you to read!

the goal goldratt


Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Learning the theory of constraints on the adventures of Alex Rogo, who is trying to save a manufacturing plant and his marriage at the same time.

The first business story I ever read and despite the years, I still personally appreciate it.

Phoenix Project

The Phoenix Project

Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford

Project management based on the story of Bill Palmer, who just took over as CIO at Parts Unlimited.

Did Bill’s humorous expansion of the CIO acronym as Career Is Over work for him?

Getting Naked

Getting Naked

Patrick M. Lencioni

The story of Lighthouse Partners and its employees after being bought out by a larger organization.

A customer service school and a good read all in one. Recommended for logisticians working with clients.

Isn't it obvious Great Books On Logistics

Isn’t it obvious?

Eliyahu M. Goldratt

The growth path of a family-owned retail chain where (by accident) Paul White discovers untapped opportunities.

The story of how the supply chain affects the profitability of the entire organization.

Five Disfunctions

The Five Disfunctions

Patrick M. Lencioni

The story of Kathryn Petersen and her team that can’t work together.

Recommended for anyone managing a team in logistics. The larger the team the more worthwhile Kathryn’s observations.

Gold Mine

The Gold Mine

Freddy Balle, Michael Balle

Bob Woods returns from retirement to help get a friend’s company back on its feet.

An inspiring story about how without a smooth operation, even loyal customers and a barrage of orders aren’t enough.

If you know any other good books about logistics, or not directly related to logistics, but still conveying inspiration useful in Supply Chain work – leave a comment.

I am always eager to read to get a new point of view on our profession.

I’ll see you after the New Year. Meanwhile, I wish everyone who reads ‘Logistics Simply’ a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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