Logistics and supply chain management in base of the pyramid projects

Adegoke Oke, Arnold Maltz, Jarrod Goentzel

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Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) populations often lack access to the products and markets that would allow progress toward sustainable development goals (SDGs) (Prahalad & Hart, Strategy + Business, 2002, 26 and 1). Recognizing the fundamental role of logistics/supply chain management (LSCM) in providing such access, we review 84 case studies of development initiatives targeted at the BOP. Surprisingly, we find that LSCM has low visibility in most cases, although distribution is frequently mentioned and LSCM is a more central actor in the few cases where BOP locations are a source for low-cost products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Business Logistics
StateAccepted/In press - 2022


  • Bottom of the Pyramid
  • economic development
  • logistics
  • supply chain
  • sustainable development goals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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