Logistics is changing at the European level. For a long time it has been limited to the distribution components. But today it impacts the industrial flow and the conception of products. European context, globalization, services demand increasing, and productivity research all concur to turn logistics into a key function of the global firm.
MOLET, H. and DORNIER, P.P. (1998). Les mutations de la logistique européenne. Les Echos, pp. 6-8.