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Logistics Mgmgt

Logistics Mgmgt

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logistics management
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Logistics Management
 
 
Logistics
 Logistics is concerned with getting the products and serviceswhere they are needed and when they are desired.It is difficult to accomplish any marketing or manufacturingwithout logistical support.It involves the integration of information, transportation,inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging.The operating responsibility of logistics is the geographicalrepositioning of raw materials, work in process, and finishedinventories where required at the lowest cost possible.
 
 
Some Logistical Feats in History
 
Berlin Airlift – 1945:
 
A study in logistics.
When the city of Berlin was blockaded by Soviets and all supplylines were cut off, Americans planned and executed a majorlogistics operation to feed the city from air.
Indians in the Gulf countries – 1991:
 
1n 1991, when gulf war broke out, Indian Government evacuatedthousands of Indians from the gulf countries and brought themhome in a massive exercise employing Indian airlines planes.
Operation Overlord-1945:
Allies’ invasion of Europe and subsequent victory In II World War.
American war of Independence
 
Keeping 12,000 soldiers armed and fed from England was a bigtask; British lost the American war of independence due to badlogistics.

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