Last week while on holiday I read a book called The Silk Roads. Its title hints at the still underappreciated importance of supply chain as a discipline. The lessons it offers about how trade, communication and finance shaped world history will make any supply chain enthusiast smile, “Forbes” reports.
Of all 505 pages, however, three (pp 245-247) stood out for the crisp, compelling distillation of how one small nation may deserve recognition as the birthplace of what we now think of global logistics. That nation is the Netherlands.