At the CLMI International Conference & Investiture 2023, Professor Simon Emeje, Executive Chairman of the Courier & Logistics Management Institute (CLMI), launched his latest solutions for enterprise and infrastructure book titled, “Logistics Solutions for Enterprise Infrastructure“.
Dr Sunday Ade Bello, CEO of Work Life Training Professionals, had the honour of comprehensively reviewing the book during the event.
“Around April, we met and was made to chair the planning committee of the CLMI 2023 international conference and investiture. We finally came up with Logistics Solutions and National Infrastructural Development. Among the members in the meeting, someone asked: Prof, will you write a book? He said yes, I will write a book… Prof. left for the UK, stayed one month, and the next thing, Prof. produced a book.”
When the economy of a country develops, it is propelled by the development of logistics. On the other hand, as logistics develops, it is the foundation for developing other industries and infrastructure in the economy.
“According to the author, Professor Emeje, logistics is a critical phenomenon in human existence that has been kept at the back end for too long a time despite its enormous advantages to the growth of the economy especially in terms of job and wealth creation.”
Review of Chapter One
The book opens with a reflection on the relevance of logistics to national infrastructure development. Dr Sunday Ade Bello highlights the book’s unique nature, considering its substantial content of 250 pages.
He commends Professor Emeje’s intelligence and dedication to delivering a comprehensive exploration of logistics solutions to the country’s challenges.
“Ladies and gentlemen. I want to sincerely appreciate prof for coming up with this book on logistic solutions.”
The book digs into the significance of logistics in various aspects, as no profession can escape logistics, from the medical profession to law, banking, politics, engineering, religion, academics and so on. The integration of logistics into economic and enterprise development is emphasized, noting its essence in linking the flow of goods and services in an economy.
“…logistic is essential to our businesses and to the economy.”
Origin of Logistics (Chapter Two):
Professor Emeje traces the origin of logistics to the creation and highlights its relevance, drawing parallels with biblical events. The review pointed to the historical context and significance of logistics in human existence.
“The author went down this memory lane to enlighten the prospective reader that logistics is as old as the creation, logistics is life, and life is a total phenomenon of human existence.”
Dimensions of Logistics (Chapter Three)
The third chapter explores the intellectual, physical, and electronic dimensions of logistics. The review applauds the book’s focus on decision-making models and the insight provided on how individuals approach decision-making.
“…decision-making aberration model was the most interesting among the models mentioned in the book. In Prof’s extensive research on decision making, he came to the conclusion that 80% of the population take decisions and action before thinking, 20% take decisions objectively without being selfish.”
Creative Autolytic Destruction Philosophy
The review highlighted the unique perspective introduced in the book regarding creative autolytic destruction philosophy. It emphasizes how this philosophy serves as a solution to development crises and encourages a self-destructive process for new creation and better leadership. “…trust is one of the major factors that make the main creative autolytic distortion to succeed.”
Speaking about chapter four of the book, the review highlights the practical recommendations presented, such as suggestions for improving refineries and addressing logistic challenges. The book’s relevance to national revenue generation and solutions for restiveness is also commended.
Chapter five focuses on high national revenue generation and national restiveness solutions. As you are aware, the greatest challenge in most nations and organizations all over the world is low revenue or low financial capacity to develop and sustain infrastructure, improve the lives of the citizens, create jobs, boost agriculture, and transform the creative energies of the populace to development platforms.
Also, low or non-existence of the participation of the citizens in governance has made in most cases the policies and programs of the government appear alien to many citizens, thereby resulting in policy somersault, restiveness, and in some cases, violence among citizens.
This is why the author dedicated this chapter to proffer solutions to nations regarding revenue generation or remedy for restiveness through a design citizenry framework in governments. This framework, if approved by the President of any country, has the capacity to generate a minimum of 50% of whatever is the annual national budget of any country, according to the author.
“Ladies and gentlemen, this book is very rich. You can’t afford to live here without getting your copy. The price is affordable; it is very detailed, easy to read and comprehend”.
The book is currently selling at 15,000 naira (Approximately US$30) per copy.