The logistics of growth

For any businessman, the flow of inputs into the plant and products out of the plant is fundamental for the business. He has to ensure that the inputs needed for production arrive at the right time and that the products he makes are sent out efficiently. It’s an expensive proposition, in some countries more than in others. In Latin America it is calculated that logistics costs represent between 18% and 35% of the value of a product – compared with 8% in member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Argentina is a special case even when compared to its regional neighbors: The Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires has about one-third of the storage space per capita […]