Definition

logistics

Logistics is the process of planning, implementing, and controlling procedures for the efficient and effective transportation and storage of goods, including services and related information, from the point of origin to the point of consumption. The goal of logistics is to successfully meet customer requirements. This definition includes inbound, outbound, internal and external movements.

See also: logistics management, 3PL

Related glossary terms: yard management system (YMS)
Contributor(s): ASKA Global Supply Chain Management
This was last updated in April 2012
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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