Definition of logistics: The process of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient, cost-effective flow and storage of raw materials, in-process inventory, finished goods and related information from point of origin to point of consumption for the purpose of conforming to requirements. Includes all resources for plans and operations.
Need to document
- A cost-effective flow and storage of equipment from point of origin to the point of customer consumption within a time frame.
- Repeated transportation routes.
- Inventory maintenance.
- Document the criteria of suppliers.
- Disposal considerations
The mission of logistics is to get the right goods and services at the right place at the right time.