Book Reviews Yossi Sheffi, Logistics Clusters. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012. 304 pp. ISBN 978-0-262-01845-6. US $29.95. Abbie Maggied, MBA, MPA, CTL, PMP Agistix, Inc., Redwood City, CA Email: email@example.com Planning to deliver goods and services to users is nothing new. Planning to do so efficiently, collaboratively, and with long-term goals in mind is, however, a much newer phenomenon. Sheffi introduces the reader to the concept of a logistic cluster, describes what makes them successful, and details the benefits of logistics clusters. This book has value for anyone involved in planning distribution strategy, outlining supply chain education requirements, and considering the growth of logistics clusters. In addition to outlining benefits of clusters, the book is full of fun facts and trivia about the logistics industry, such as (1) most automobiles manufactured outside of Europe arrive in Rotterdam for value-added services before going to the destination country--even if that means a second sea journey for those autos bound for Great Britain, and (2) UPS spends more on information and communications technology yearly than it does for vehicles. Logistics clusters are "geographically concentrated sets of logisticsrelated business activities." These clusters typically result in added value for the companies utilizing the
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