Evolution of the U.S. Logistics Industry

Although they couldn’t have known it, General George Washington and the Continental Army in many ways blazed the trail for what has become our modern logistics and supply chain practices. While history has well documented the hardships the troops endured, especially during the Valley Forge winter of 1777-78, a poor supply chain is generally blamed for the crippling lack of food, shoes, clothing, blankets, and armaments.

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