During his nearly 40-year career in logistics, John Janson has worked as both a seller and a buyer of logistics services. That proved to be just the background he needed to deal with the recent trucking capacity crunch.
To the millions of fans awaiting the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the book's appearance at midnight on July 21 may have felt like magic. But it was actually a matter of careful planning and flawless execution.
With millions of muggles waiting for the latest Harry Potter volume to hit the bookstores (or their doorsteps), the people charged with its distribution relied not on magic, but on careful planning and painstaking execution.