Unaware of some managers, who coordinate and plan the logistics of several activities with the aim that the product reaches its end user in time, appropriately and cost-effectively as possible and Dr. David Simchi-Levi, a prolific researcher of logistics and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, logistics define clearly and precisely as: “a set of approaches used to efficiently integrate suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses and stores so that merchandise is produced and distributed in the right amounts at the right places, and at the right time in order to minimize the overall costs of the system, while meeting the service level requirements . We are not surprised that comment also that logistics mission is to place products in accordance with the relevant parameters of quality and quantity, in order to avoid shortages. However, the problem arises when introduced to the market resources in abundance. The idea is to compensate for this error with the greatest possible economy.
Avoid complicated processes when producing and distributing the product, the simplicity in the planning of logistics operations is ideal. Also, the logistics system must be able to adapt to different circumstances, to changing situations, hence they require flexibility. You must also properly coordinate the many different actions that comprise, in order to meet the demands from the market immediately. The logistics functions as a cycle in which the producer, distributor and end user up a gear indestructible. If any of them missing, the logistics flow is broken. That is precisely what we should avoid. Perez Valietti invites us to consider, today, the logistics involved in almost all stages of the life cycle of products, and logistics policy is a major concern of the major directions of the Company: Purchasing Department, Department of Production, Direction Trade. The charge of logistics activity is intended to make the right decisions on the means used in a very complex world of requirements, which cover human needs, physical, geographical and environmental … Logistics Manager simplifies and continually improve the processes of sourcing, production and distribution in order to reduce costs or delivery to the customer. From upstream to downstream, the Supply Chain has been below the rank of a fundamental process, strategic for the company.
It has become as important as the other major process of customer-oriented company, which is the Design Process, which allows fine tuning the product offerings in light of information on market demand. Of course, once management gets into the scope and impact of logistics, determine its relevance and all the benefits it can generate, including: To fulfill the market requirements increase competitiveness and optimize costs, both suppliers and customers effectively Plan internal and external activities of the business plan strategically to avoid unexpected situations Streamline procurement activities of the finished product definitely not be forgotten, that the logistics is essential for trade. The logistics are the bridge between production and markets that are separated by time and distance.