Business Logistics & SCM

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Logistics: A Multi-Dimension Discipline May 10, 2007

Filed under: Logistics — TSBL @ 8:20 pm

Business Logistics:
Definition[1] :Business Logistics is defined as a business planning framework for the management of material, service, information and capital flows.

Definition [2]: The science of planning, design, and support of business operations of procurement, purchasing, inventory, warehousing, distribution, transportation, customer support, financial and human resources. — (MDC, LogLink / LogisticsWorld, 1997)

Definition [3]: Business Logistics is defined as a scientific technique in which evaluation is used to control inventory, production, sales, management, and staff in order to keep a solid capital and monetary flow. In logistics engineering, all aspects of a company’s work progress are studied.

Acquisition Logistics:
Definition [1]: Acquisition logistics covers everything involved in acquiring logistics support equipment and personnel for a new weapons system for the military. This includes identifying, designing, defining, developing, producing, delivering and installing the new weapons system.

Definition [2]: Acquisition Logistics is everything involved in acquiring logistics support equipment and personnel for a new weapons system. The formal definition is “the process of systematically identifying, defining, designing, developing, producing, acquiring, delivering, installing, and upgrading logistics support capability requirements through the acquisition process for Air Force systems, subsystems, and equipment. — (Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics.)

Military Logistics
The science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of forces…. those aspects of military operations that deal with the design and development, acquisition, storage, movement, distribution, maintenance, evacuation and disposition of material; movement, evacuation, and hospitalization of personnel; acquisition of construction, maintenance, operation and disposition of facilities; and acquisition of furnishing of services. — (JCS Pub 1-02 excerpt)



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