Logistics | Logistics Management

Written by Waseem Raza

Production Logistics Production Logistics Logistics is generally the detailed organization and implementation of a complex operation. In a general, logistics is the management of the flow of goods between 120 points of production and the point of consumption in order to meet the needs of customers or corporations. The resources managed in logistics can include physical items such as food, materials, animals, equipment, and liquids; as well as abstract items, such as time and information. The logistics of physical items usually involves the integration of information flow, material handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, and often security.

In simple terms, “logistics” means having the right amount of a good at the right time, getting it to the appropriate location in proper condition, and delivering it to the correct customer. Logistics is a web that links businesses in every sector. The goal is to manage the fulfillment of each customer, moving quickly and efficiently from one section of the supply chain to the next.

In military science, logistics is concerned with maintaining army supply lines while disrupting those of the enemy, since an armed force without resources and transportation is defenseless. Military logistics was already practiced in the ancient world and as modern militaries have a significant need for logistics solutions, advanced implementations have been developed. In military logistics, logistics officers manage how and when to move resources to the places they are needed.

Logistics Management

Logistics Management is the part of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward, and reverses flow and storage of goods, services, and related information between the point of production and the point of consumption in order to meet customers’ needs. The complexity of logistics can be modeled, analyzed, visualized, and optimized by dedicated simulation software. The minimization of the use of resources is a common motivation in all logistics fields. A professional working in the field of logistics management is called a logistician.

Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics is one of the primary processes of logistics concentrating on purchasing and arranging the inbound movement of materials, parts, or finished inventory from suppliers to manufacturing or assembly plants, warehouses, or retail stores.

Outbound Logistics

Outbound Logistics is the process related to the storage and movement of the final product and the related information flows from the end of the production line to the end user.

Given the services performed by logisticians, the main fields of logistics can be broken down as follows:

Procurement Logistics

Procurement Logistics consists of activities such as market research, requirements planning, make-or-buy decisions, supplier management, ordering, and order controlling.

Advance Logistics

Advance Logistics consists of the activities required to set up or establish a plan for logistics activities to occur.

Distribution Logistics

Distribution Logistics has, as its main task, the delivery of the finished products to the customer. It includes order processing, warehousing, and transportation.

Disposal Logistics

Disposal Logistics has as its main function to reduce logistics cost(s) and enhance service(s) related to the disposal of waste produced during the operation of a business.

Reverse Logistics

Reverse Logistics denotes all those operations related to the reuse of products and materials. The reverse logistics process includes the management and the sale of surpluses, as well as products being returned to vendors from buyers.

Green Logistics

Green Logistics describes all attempts to measure and minimize the ecological impact of logistics activities. This includes all activities of the forward and reverse flows.

RAM Logistics

RAM Logistics It combines both business logistics and military logistics since it is concerned with highly complicated technological systems for which Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability are essential, e.g. weapon systems and military supercomputers.

Asset Control Logistics 

Asset Control Logistics companies in the retail channels, both organized retailers and suppliers, often deploy assets required for the display, preservation, and promotion of their products. Some examples are refrigerators, stands, display monitors, seasonal equipment, poster stands & frames.

Emergency Logistics

Emergency Logistics is a term used by the logistics, supply chain, and manufacturing industries to denote specific time-critical modes of transport used to move goods or objects rapidly in the event of an emergency.

Production Logistics

Production Logistics describes logistic processes within a value-adding system. Producton logistics aims to ensure that each machine and workstation receives the right product in the right quantity and quality at the right time. This logistics can operate in existing as well as new plants: since manufacturing in an existing plant is a constantly changing process, machines are exchanged and new ones added, which gives the opportunity to improve the production logistics system accordingly.

Construction Logistics

Construction Logistics is known to mankind since ancient times. The various human civilizations tried to build the best possible works of construction for living and protection. Now construction logistics emerged as a vital part of the construction industry.

Digital Logistics

Digital Logistics is driven by a new generation of web-based, enterprise logistics applications that enable collaboration and optimization, leveraging a central logistics information backbone that provides visibility across the enterprise and extended supply chain. Read more

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