What is the difference between transportation and logistics?

asked 19 Oct '17, 16:27

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I asked a colleague of mine who knows more about supply chain management than I do, and he confirmed my initial thought that transportation is a subset of logistics. Quoting him:

In a business supply chain, logistics generally deals with movement (transportation - both in-bound and out-bound), storage (warehousing), and order fulfillment (picking and packing in a warehouse and, maybe, customer order processing). So transportation is one of the activities that logisticians manage. I believe that, in the military, logistics also includes supply (procurement), but you won't usually find that in a business setting.

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answered 27 Oct '17, 17:03

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Thank you Paul, it looks clear for me now.

(28 Oct '17, 14:26) Hajem Alsufrani
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