The Importance Of Logistics In Supply Chain Management

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Logistics is a critical element of emergency response plans to make sure the accessibility of the required goods and services in the right place at the right time and in the required quantities. In simple; Logistics = Supply + Materials management + Distribution However, Logistics planning entails information and data regarding topography, social, governmental, and physical characteristics of the area. Logistics system is defined by UNDP in 1993, as; “To deliver the appropriate supplies, in good condition, in the quantities required and at the places and time they are needed” (UNDP, 2006). Logistics is most important and complex component of the disaster relief operations. Therefore, it must be both agile and flexible. 80 % of disaster relief is about logistics, consequently it would follow then that the only way to achieve this is through slick, efficient and effective logistics operations and more precisely, supply chain management. In spite of logistics importance during relief operations it is considered only as a series of local, incoherent activities (Van Wassenhove, 2006). In actual logistics is a complete system exercise that…show more content…
It includes both physical stocks and planned movements i.e., requirements and receipts. It is accountable for providing a platform for the components required for production order. The delivery of the commodities into the warehouse is dispatched in Inventory Management. The Warehouse Management system manages storage holders in complex warehouses which are usually extended by the Inventory Management system. While Inventory Management manages the stocks by quantity and value, the Warehouse Management component reflects the special structure of a warehouse, and monitors the allocation of the storage bins and any transfer transactions in the

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