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Every year since 2013, the FNEGE (The French Foundation for Management Education) has approved around forty publications as an acknowledgement of their contribution to the field of management research. "La Logistisation du monde, chroniques sur une révolution en cours", a book co-written by Aurélien Rouquet, professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at NEOMA Business School, and Nathalie Fabbe-Costes, has been awarded the FNEGE label in the "collective research work" category. We take a closer look at the book that falls somewhere between an essay and a collective publication.

"La Logistisation du monde, chroniques sur une révolution en cours" (translated: World Logistics, chronicles of a continuing revolution) is an original collection of 56 articles. The short articles, originally published in Supply Chain Magazine, were written by researchers at CRET-LOG, France's leading logistics research centre. “The idea behind the chronicles, something I coordinated over 6 years, was to share information on research with logistics professionals in easy-to-understand language, ” says Aurélien Rouquet.

"Logistics is a universal and omnipresent discipline."

The FNEGE-approved book groups the chronicles according to theme.

aurélien rouquetIndeed, although the articles were conceived independently, they reveal just how important logistics has become to understanding the world today. It is a universal and omnipresent discipline. There are military logistics, corporate logistics, hospital logistics, humanitarian logistics, festival logistics... and behind all these different forms of logistics lies a huge industry.” explains Aurélien Rouquet. “It is certainly no coincidence that Amazon is the world's biggest company in terms of capitalization today".

The book covers a wide range of themes from a logistical perspective, such as consumption, corporate strategy and geopolitics.

A number of transformations are taking place in our world today," adds Aurélien Rouquet. "Financialisation is one, digitalisation another and logistics is also undergoing a major transformation. We wanted to focus on logistics because it receives far less media attention than the other two.”.

The joint research work certainly managed to impress the members of the FNEGE commission.

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