The increase of oil price has at least a positive effect. It reveals a sudden awareness of consumers. They wonder finally if managing their moving with their own means is the best choice. One dimension that make the difference between supply chain management and logistic is in the flow integration from the supplier of the supplier to the customer of the customer. It is no more possible, not to wonder if the efficiency of one part of the supply chain, the last-mile, stayed without interest during a long time, is still at the right level.
DORNIER, P.P. and LE LEUCH, A. (2008). Transport de marchandises en ville. Les extrêmes de la supply chain. Transports internationaux et logistique, pp. 26-29.