Over the last ten years Logistics has become an indispensable, competitive weapon within most distribution environments, and current activity suggests that, if anything, this trend is set to accelerate in the coming years. The Gartner Group has identified three criteria that represent the fundamental areas where companies are currently striving for improvement in logistics processes: Velocity, Variability and Visibility. These criteria apply to all aspects of the Supply Chain, and optimal logistics performance is achieved through effective management and continuous improvement in all three factors.