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The term, “logistics,” originated in the military. Originally, logistics was the process of providing equipment and supplies to soldiers. Logistics became a business notion in the '50s with the increasing need for businesses with materials who were shipping out products all over the world.

The business technology called logistics can be described generally as an integral part of fabricating, preparing, packaging, transporting, warehousing and producing goods. An organized set of steps to keep business running smoothly, logistics securely manages the process necessary in a company getting goods from point a to point b.

Why Do Companies Need a Logistics Supply Chain?

It's true that even small businesses have to find suppliers, most of the time this involves transporting merchandise to a store. Business owners also have to keep an inventory of their goods and often require warehousing to store it.

In any business, logistics has either an inbound or outbound focus. Depending on the type of business, this part of the supply chain could be simple or complex. For more intricate supply chain needs, businesses by often are hire a third party logistics provider to handle their needs.

Logistics is one of the largest functions within a business, and the supply chain is a sophisticated and sometimes global undertaking with a lot of moving parts. It requires attention to detail and professionals who understand the complexity of every cog in the machine. Supply chain professionals may often order the products, assemble them, package them, transport them, and distribute them for manufacturers all over the world. In a nutshell, they can make any business seem effortless.

No matter the size of a business, the need for logistics management is growing and third party logistics professional can help any business effort succeed in their the supply chain - more efficiently and better managed.

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The Grimes Companies offer expertise in all areas of supply chain management and 3rd party logistics. If you need trucking, warehousing, packaging and/or staffing services, contact us first to learn more about our rates, services and what we can offer you as one of the best third party logistics companies in Jacksonville, Florida and the whole Southeast.

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