“Leaders win through logistics.
Vision, sure. Strategy, yes. But when you go to war, you need to have both toilet paper and bullets at the right place at the right time. In other words, you must win through superior logistics.… For my money, the guy who won the War (Gulf War) was Gus Pagonis, the genius who managed all of the logistics. It doesn't matter how brilliant your vision and strategy are if you can't get the soldiers, the weapons, the vehicles, the gasoline, the chow -- the boots, for God's sake! -- to the right people, at the right place, at the right time. (Right now, Amazon.com and a hundred of its dotkin are learning – or failing to learn -- the Gus Pagonis lesson. )”
-- Tom Peters - Rule #3: Leadership Is Confusing As Hell, Fast Company, March 2001