Did you know that the word "logistics" has been around since at least 1898? Or that IBM developed an early version of manufacturing resource planning (MRP) back in 1961? Do you know who coined the term "supply chain management"? (Hint: not surprisingly, it was a consultant). Or what year the U.S. government finally recognized "logistician" as an official job classification?
The answers to those questions and other tidbits are presented in an infographic called "History of Logistics and SCM" on the blog "SCM-Operations: All Things Supply Chain Management." The blogger behind the graphic, a Thai logistician named Ben Benjabutr, missed a few important organizations, people, and publications. But all in all, it's an excellent overview presented in a concise and graphically attractive package. For those of us who've been around for a few decades, it's a virtual walk down memory lane.