What Is The Exact Meaning Of Logistics?


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Ray Hueston answered
The word "logistics" has many applications however only one intrinsic meaning. The word itself is a plural noun that can be treated as both singular and plural. The Oxford English Dictionary defines logistics as "the detailed organization and implementation of a complex operation". From this one definition two individual meanings can be derived, the former of these two involves organisation of the movement of equipment or people for a purpose. An example of this could be logistics within the army, where the logistics of moving troops needs to be addressed for an attack to be carried out effectively. The second is probably the more commonly used of the two meanings and it relates to the commercial activity of transporting goods to customers. UPS (United Parcel Service) who are one of the world's largest packaging and logistics company have recently had an advertising campaign based around the slogan "We ? Logistics". Many of their adverts show different parts of their shipping and distribution lines, demonstrating the wide variety of things that the term "logistics" can refer to. Ranging from packing in a factory to shipping on container ships or cargo flights.

The word logistics has its origins in Greek, coming from the word "logistiki" to mean financial organisation or accounting. It was originally used to mean military movement, and there was a position in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine armies with the title of Logistikas who had the role of organising financial matters in the army and distributing supplies. Later the term became used for the movement of raw materials.
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Logistics is the art of managing the supply chain and science of managing and controlling the flow of goods, information and other resources like energy and people between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customers' requirements.
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Anonymous commented
Logistics is also define as a supply of goods from one origin to another destination through appropriate mode of transport to meet customer's needs and requirements
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Logistics is the science of planning, organizing and managing activities that provide goods or services and control of the movement of goods and the related supporting activities all within a system designed to achieve specific objectives and also the detailed organization and implementation of a complex operation.
Shayna Catrice
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As per my knowledge the exact meaning of logistics management system is for proper and timely transportation of goods and resources from origin to destination. And to run this
supply chain management effectively, companies need to use the best logistics software to carried out in the most hassle free manner.

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As I know about logistics it means managing and controlling goods with suitable transportation facilities in order to meet customers requirements.
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I am logistics executive, I want to know alphabetically meanings of logistics, please explain it.
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Logistics |ləˈjistiks; lō-|
plural noun [treated as sing. Or pl. ]
the detailed coordination of a complex operation involving many people, facilities, or supplies : The logistics and costs of a vaccination campaign.
• Military the organization of moving, housing, and supplying troops and equipment.
• the commercial activity of transporting goods to customers : [as modifier ] Germany's largest beverage logistics organization.
ORIGIN late 19th cent.(in the sense [movement and supplying of troops and equipment] ): From French logistique, from loger 'lodge.'

plural noun
the logistics of deploying forces in Afghanistan organization, planning, plans, management, arrangement, administration, orchestration, coordination, execution, handling, running.
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The real mean of logistics is to provide goods from production unit to a consumer unit utilising facilities that manages a products rate and its value with company's mode
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Logistics involve many processes in the path of supply chain. However, from a simple viewpoint, we can say that logistics are how a parcel arrives to a customer after being ordered from a company that orders from a storage warehouse. In a more comprehensive meaning, there are many parties that need to coordinate hand-in-hand behind the scene of a parcel arriving safely at the doorstep of a paying customer. It is a simple concept but time-consuming from the perspective of a logistics personnel.

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Logistics is the large the fundamental association and usage of a mind-boggling responsibility. In a general business sense, Logistics is the administration of the stream of things between the purpose of a starting point and the goal of utilization keeping in mind the end goal to meet prerequisites of clients or partnerships. The assets managed in coordination can incorporate physical things, for example, sustenance, materials, creatures, hardware, and fluids; and additionally unique things, for example, time and data. The coordination of physical things normally includes the reconciliation of data stream, materials taking care of, generation, bundling, stock, transportation, warehousing, and regularly security.

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In a general, logistics is the management of the flow of things between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet requirements of customers or corporations.

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Logistics refers to the overall process of managing how resources are acquired, stored, and transported to their final destination. Logistics management involves identifying prospective distributors and suppliers and determining their effectiveness and accessibility. Logistics managers are referred to as logisticians.

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