Basics of logistics

Hello to everybody,

this is my blog concerning the topic “Logistics”.

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  • Definition/Classification of logistic

Logistic copes with the planning and control of material flows and related information in organizations in the public and also in the private sectors. The mission of logistic is to get the right materials to the right place at the right time, while optimizing a given performance measure (e.g. minimizing operation costs) and satisfying a given set of constraints (e.g. budget).

In the military context , logistics is concerned with the supply of troops with food, armaments and equipment, as well as the transport of troops themselves. The historical leaders Hannibal Barca, Alexander the Great, and the Duke of Wellington are considered to have been logistical geniuses.

In civil organizations, logistic topics are encountered in firms producing and distributing physical goods. The main issue is to decide how and when raw materials, semi-finished and finished goods should be acquired, moved and stored.

Logistics=Supply+Materials management+Distribution

  • Importance of logistic

To consider logistics in the context of business and the economy is absolutely necessary. Logistic is an important activity making extensive use of the human and material resources that affect a national economy.

The importance of the logistic sector is represented by following figures:

  • 30per cent of the working population in the UK are associated with work that is related to logistics
  • logistics represent between 10-15 per cent of the gross domestic product of most North American, European and Asia/ Pacific economies

These numbers represent some very substantial costs, and serve to illustrate how important it is to understand the nature of logistics costs and to identify means of keeping this costs to a minimum.

  • Supply chains

A supply chain is a complex logistics system in which raw materials are converted into finished products and then distributed to the final users (consumers or companies). A supply chain includes suppliers, manufacturing centres, warehouses, distribution centres and retail outlets.

Source: http://organizations.weber.edu/sascm/supply_chain.bmp

Logistics management is that part of the supply chain which plans, implements and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customer & legal requirements.

Sources:

Ghiani, Gianpolo; Laporte, Gilbert; Musmanno, Roberto (2004), “Introduction to Logistics Systems Planning and Control”, Wiley Press.

Rushton, Allan; Oxley, John; Croucher, Phil (2004), “Logistics and Distribution Management”, Bell & Bain.

Hello to everybody,

this is my blog concerning the topic “Logistics”.

https://marcokai.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/logistics1.jpg?w=300[1]

  • Definition/Classification of logistic

Logistic copes with the planning and control of material flows and related information in organizations in the public and also in the private sectors. The mission of logistic is to get the right materials to the right place at the right time, while optimizing a given performance measure (e.g. minimizing operation costs) and satisfying a given set of constraints (e.g. budget).

In the military context , logistics is concerned with the supply of troops with food, armaments and equipment, as well as the transport of troops themselves. The historical leaders Hannibal Barca, Alexander the Great, and the Duke of Wellington are considered to have been logistical geniuses.

In civil organizations, logistic topics are encountered in firms producing and distributing physical goods. The main issue is to decide how and when raw materials, semi-finished and finished goods should be acquired, moved and stored.[2]

Logistics=Supply+Materials management+Distribution

  • Importance of logistic

To consider logistics in the context of business and the economy is absolutely necessary. Logistic is an important activity making extensive use of the human and material resources that affect a national economy.

The importance of the logistic sector is represented by following figures:

  • 30per cent of the working population in the UK are associated with work that is related to logistics
  • logistics represent between 10-15 per cent of the gross domestic product of most North American, European and Asia/ Pacific economies

These numbers represent some very substantial costs, and serve to illustrate how important it is to understand the nature of logistics costs and to identify means of keeping this costs to a minimum.

  • Supply chains

A supply chain is a complex logistics system in which raw materials are converted into finished products and then distributed to the final users (consumers or companies). A supply chain includes suppliers, manufacturing centres, warehouses, distribution centres and retail outlets.

https://marcokai.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/supply-chain.jpg?w=300

Source: http://organizations.weber.edu/sascm/supply_chain.bmp

Logistics management is that part of the supply chain which plans, implements and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customer & legal requirements.


[2] Ghiani, Gianpolo; Laporte, Gilbert; Musmanno, Roberto (2004), “Introduction to Logistics Systems Planning and Control”, Wiley Press

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