Logistics management

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For the magazine for supply chain professionals, see Logistics Management (magazine).

Logistics management is the part of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective, forward, and reverse flow and storage of goods, services, and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customer's requirements. A professional working in the field of logistics management is called a logistician.

  1. Materials management
  2. Channel management
  3. Distribution (or physical distribution)
  4. Supply-chain management

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), established in the United Kingdom in 1919, received a Royal Charter in 1926. The Chartered Institute is one of the professional bodies or institutions for the logistics and transport sectors that offers professional qualifications or degrees in logistics management.

Logistics Education in the UK[edit]

In the UK, Logistics Management programs are conducted by many universities and professional bodies such as CILT as mentioned above. These programs are generally offered at the postgraduate level. Some of the institutions providing these programs are:

Automation software[edit]

Software or cloud-based SaaS solutions are used for logistics automation which helps the supply chain industry in automating the workflow as well as management of the system.[3] There are few generalized software available in the new market in the said topology. This is because there is no rule to generalize the system as well as work flow even though the practice is more or less the same. Most of the commercial companies do use one or the other of the custom solutions.

But there are various software solutions that are being used within the departments of logistics. There are a few departments in Logistics, namely: Conventional Department, Container Department, Warehouse, Marine Engineering, Heavy Haulage, etc.

Software used in these departments
  • Conventional department : CVT software / CTMS software.
  • Container Trucking: CTMS software
  • Warehouse : WMS/WCS
Improving Effectiveness of Logistics Management
  1. Logistical Network
  2. Information
  3. Transportation
  4. Sound Inventory Management
  5. Warehousing, Materials Handling & Packaging