Logistics Blog | The Grimes Companies in Jacksonville, FL

Once upon a time, some really observant, detail-oriented people set out to define the complex process of getting goods moved from its point of origin to its point of consumption. These really smart folks decided to call this activity logistics. Since there seems to be a dispute about who actually coined the phrase, let’s focus more on what the logistics process is rather than on who gets credit for naming it.

Generally speaking, when a business engages in the logistics process, certain specialists within a company arrange to move goods to consumers/customers/end points. Using logistics correctly, the logistics managers aim to move these goods in an organized, orderly and cost-effective way. With proper training, planning and enacting the most beneficial plan for your business, the goods you move can be done efficiently and effectively.

Logistics Process Includes Managing the Flow Of Things In Business.

Managing the flow of things in business is something mandatory to do to successfully run a business. Resources logistically managed can include physical items such as retail goods, equipment, materials needed to manufacture goods, etc., or in managing abstract items, such as time and information.

Typically, when talking about logistics, we talk about each step necessary to complete a task that moves something to a specified end. Common logistics terms include, but are not limited to, the following words:

• Materials handling

• Assembly

• Manufacturing

• Production

• Packaging

• Repackaging

• Inventory

• Transportation

• Warehousing

• Safety

• Security

When it comes to effectively running your business, using logistics process effectively results in supply lines being maintained. Even those companies who use Lean logistics principles need to know how to understand and masterfully use the movement of things.

To succeed in almost any business, a company uses logistics. Understanding and using plans, implementation and specific controls, the efficiency and effectiveness of moving and handling goods helps you consistently succeed in business. Those who successfully master the logistics activities make effective use of resources to profitably run a company.

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