Logistics Check List

Logistics is the art and science of obtaining, producing, and distributing material and products at the right time, to the right place, at the right cost and in the right quantities.

Materials management: is sourcing and receiving of raw materials or unfinished products for subsequent use.

Material flow system: the ability to locate and schedule material through to end production and dispatch.

Physical distribution: the delivery of finished goods to customers.

Functions of Logistics

  • processing customer orders
  • purchasing
  • procurement
  • inventory management
  • warehousing
  • forecasting demand with sales and marketing
  • scheduling manufacturing
  • transport management
  • staff management
  • import / export
  • process
  • projects
  • compliance
  • P&L management for logistics

Drivers of Change

Customers in the past have never demanded the service that they do today.

Actual customer demands for increased speed, flexibility and competitive pricing are increasing.

Computers, new software: ERP, DRP, MRP, etc. and sophisticated application software
along with outsourcing trends.

New technologies:

  • Business to Business connectivity (B2B)
  • Business to Customer connectivity (B2C)
  • Internet, intranet, extranet
  • wireless communications
  • teleconferencing and telecommuting
  • bar coding.

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