Components of Logistics
Before starting the discussion about components of
Logistics and their roles, let’s once again recap what does logistics means in
doubt there already are lots of definitions and literature around it. Today it
goes as a separate discipline and is studied at colleges or even universities.
We know exactly when logistics appeared and how it developed. However, based on
our challenges and experience of years, we would like to dare and share our
vision, thus adding into the long list of interpretations one more – those of
for us: "Logistics is a systematically ordered chain of actions and
operations following post-production of a merch until its final sale, where
solidity and steadiness of each chain link are equally important."
today’s blog, we will try to list in detail all these links, or components if
you will, and explain Logistics as we see it.
being manufactured, each product needs to be delivered to the customer. But as
simple it sounds as complicated this process might be. The product might be
destined either for the internal market, for export, or both. In the case of
the internal market, the production is followed by distribution. But if the
export is the case, we need transportation, which means a long-distance
delivery of a large amount of product abroad or overseas.
elaborate maximum depths, let’s discuss export. First, we must define the most
optimal route and transportation means for it. After being transported to the
destination, the product should be kept in proper condition. Here we assume a
specially dedicated warehousing/deposit/storages, where the safety, security,
and other preferable conditions are guaranteed. As the following step, we might
deal (but not always) with packing/repacking/labeling/grouping/sorting.
Afterward, it is time to deliver or distribute the product to the very customer
or markets. There can be no priority between these phases - all of them are
equally important. Finally, we must consider the utmost importance of time management
and information support during the whole process described above.
should never confuse cargo transportation and distribution. These two are
different types of delivery. Fast and timely delivery of the product also
differs from each other. We will discuss all details and practical sides of
them in the following blogs. It is worth mentioning, that all stages are
comprised of sub-stages that also are topics for upcoming analytics.
should not forget that succession of phases can be the same for the production
as well. For instance, we could have the raw material, Inventory, or feedstock
that on their behalf are needed to produce another output. The logistical chain
would be the same as mentioned in that process.
sum up, let’s link our chain at the end of this blog. In general, we see
post-production logistics as followed: -> “Transportation-warehousing-packing-distribution-time management
and informational support of the process”.