There’s an old saying that goes like this, “Amateurs talk strategy, and professionals talk logistics.” Logistics has always been the foundation upon which successful strategies support themselves. Now in our interconnected and globalized world, skills in logistics and supply chain management are more crucial than ever. In this article we’ll discuss four key reasons for using simulations to develop world-class supply chain professionals.
Reason 1. There are Two Kinds of Knowledge — We Need Both
There are two ways of knowing things, and they build upon each other. Those two ways are:
- Tacit knowledge – difficult to articulate; usually defined as “know-how” or “street-smarts”. It can be transmitted through stories, through social interactions in a group, and through personal experience.
- Explicit knowledge – codified in language and discourse. It is the facts and figures that can be transmitted by books and dialogue.