Logistics has an history. Thanks to the militaries, who understood, centuries ago, that victory depended at less on logistics, military logistics has developed. Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Richelieu, Louis XIV, Frederic II and obviously Napoleon have demonstrated the power of logistic thinking from the strategic, tactical and operational points of view.
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