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About Us

@Logistician - Transportations and Logistics.

About us, who are we? @Logistician is a new division of the Industrial Logistics Institute. It focuses on Transportations and Logistics. @Logistician focuses on Transportation Logistics and it’s  ‘touch-points‘ in other areas across the supply chain. However, as you are all aware, that is only one aspect of the Supply Chain.

We decided to introduce a Logistician after we received quite a few hundred requests to subscribe to our newsletter.

Our aim is not to be another boring Logistics Transportation site that talks about freight transportation which may include transporting Dangerous Goods, containers, freight, etc. We wish to discuss and provide information on road transportation, transportation infrastructure and transportation planning as it applies in a number of areas across the supply chain. We wish to also add in some possible strategies that may prove useful in the transportation of freight, from its point of origin through to its destination.

As you would be aware Transportations Logistics encompasses more than just road transportation, it takes into consideration other modes of transport that may or may not include the journey that freight in particular instance may take. This particular journey may include modes such as rail, air and sea. Having said that, you may now understand why we have included planning and infrastructure as well as part of our content on our website.

  We wish to discuss something more dynamic and provide exciting information on road transportation, transportation infrastructure and transportation planning as it applies in a number of areas across the supply chain. 

We hope to share some possible strategies with you that is useful in the transportation of freight, from its point of origin through to its destination.

Transportations Logistics encompasses more than just road transportation, it takes into consideration other modes of transport that may or may not include the journey that freight in particular may take. This journey may include modes such as rail, air and sea. Having said that, you may now understand why we have included planning and infrastructure.


We have all experienced the outcomes of an unfortunate failure of a well co-ordinated planning exercise where the lack of understanding of what was a good logistics exercise that did offer:

·       Improved efficiency

·       Cost saving

·       Contingency planning and

·       Accountability

failed to deliver because there were new management or new despatch personel that did not know or understand the impacts of failing to carry a certain task critical to the success of the entire chain of events. 

With the introduction of low cost labour options in the late 1990's and the “outsourcing” concept, no one ever sat down and really calculated or factored the additional costs of logistics operation. Yes, we all saw the savings with lower cost of employment but once we sat down and added up the cost of consultants, retrenchment, increased distribution and transit costs not to mention the lost time in transition did we really save anything? And then we had the quality control issue and the cultural issues to deal with as well. By this point a number of organisations had invested too much money and time  and no other option than to see things through as there was a no point of return.

This topics are just some discussions you can expect to read on @Logistician. We hope to build a community out there of other like minded individuals who have the practical knowledge and experience as we do and who think about the industry as a practitioner. Welcome to @Logistician and its focus on Transportations and Logistics, we hope you enjoy your experience.