What is Shipping Logistics ?
Shipping logistics management involves resource planning, organization, management of trailers across the carrier’s offices, execution, and control of the transportation of your shipped items. It is well known that the idea of logistics began in the military.
Logistics refers to the overall process of managing how resources are acquired, stored, and transported to their final destination. Logistics management involves identifying prospective distributors and suppliers and determining their effectiveness and accessibility.
A logistics system (LS) is a network of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in the physical flow of products from supplier to customer. Distribution: The transportation of finished products from plants to a network of stocking locations (warehouses) and from there to end users.
Logistics can be split into five types by field: procurement logistics, production logistics, sales logistics, recovery logistics, and recycling logistics. Each of these is explained in detail, but first we should learn about logistics fields and types.
What is the difference between shipping and logistics then ?
While the term ‘shipping‘ denotes the dates when the shipment leaves the warehouse of the supplier, the term ‘delivery‘ stands for the date when the package will arrive at the doorstep of the customer. A major difference is the size of the shipment and the package
What is the role of logistics ?
Logistics actually has many roles. The most well known role of logistics is sales logistics that moves products from the producer to the consumer. In addition to sales logistics, logistics can also be split into four other roles depending on the field. These are procurement logistics, production logistics, recovery logistics, and recycling logistics.
The roles of logistics feature transportation/delivery, storage, packaging, cargo handling, distribution processing, and information processing, and many systems have been put in place to deliver products from the production location or factory to the consumer quickly and on time.
Differences in Freight, Supply Chain Shipping, and Freight
- Maritime Industry anything related to the ocean, sea, ships, navigation of ships from point A to point B, seafarers, ship owning and other related activities..
- Shipping Business the act of carriage of cargo from point A to point using the ships which falls under the Maritime industry..
- Freight the cargo that is carried using the shipping services offered by the shipping lines using the ships which falls under the Maritime industry..
- Logistics Services the processes involved in getting the cargo from the manufacturers warehouse to the receiver’s warehouse including arranging for shipping services offered by the shipping lines using the ships which falls under the Maritime industry..
- Supply Chain the whole granddaddy process comprising of all aspects in a product cycle, for example from picking of the fruit at a farm in Point A to delivering the fruit to the shelf at a store in Point B using all of the above-mentioned industries, businesses and services..
- Trade is the basic economic concept involving buying and selling of goods and services, with compensation paid by a buyer to a seller, or the exchange of goods or services between parties.. Trade is the reason all above businesses from 1-5 exist..