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From this issue we are strengthening Logistics Manager’s market leading position so that it not only provides definitive coverage of logistics at an operational level but also addresses more strategic supply chain issues. To do this we are integrating the content of our sister publication Supply Chain Standard into the magazine.

Logistics Manager has built an unrivalled position in its coverage of the UK logistics market with its focus on up-to-the-minute reporting and real-life case studies, as well as its coverage of warehousing and materials handling, information technology, transport, property and professional development.

At the same time, Supply Chain Standard has developed an enviable reputation for its focus on strategic global supply chain issues. Integrating this into Logistics Manager will enhance Logistics Manager’s position as the “must-read” magazine for the industry. It also means that Supply Chain Standard will now appear more frequently – eleven times a year rather than eight.

I am pleased to say that my colleague Nick Allen will continue to be a major contributor to the magazine as contributing editor, supply chain.

Readers will also be able to access a stand-alone digital version of Supply Chain Standard through our web site:

We have made some changes to the look of the magazine to make it easier to navigate around the expanded title. Most notable is the creation of three sections. LM1 contains the news, analysis, case studies and the cover story. LM2 contains features, property and professional development. SCS sits between the two.

Bringing Supply Chain Standard into Logistics Manager creates a tremendous opportunity to provide a more comprehensive analysis of both the strategic and tactical issues in supply chain and logistics. After all, as eminent logistician Ian Canadine famously said, the supply chain is all about joined up thinking.

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