Transport and transportsystems
Logistics is often considered synonymous with simple transportation. But logistical thinking extends far beyond transport alone. This chapter introduces you to the logics and ideas behind the logistical chain. We also examine how logistics is rooted in all processes like production, distribution and shipment and explain how logistics affects our day-to-day life.
Total logistical solutions are increasingly crucial to more and more companies, but at the same time they prompt new questions. What costs are we incurring? Are better logistical solutions available? What is the advantage of combining goods or coordinating orders? How can we use new and environment-friendly technology? You will find the answers in this chapter as we unravel the intricacies of logistics for you.