Introduction

Chapter
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 161)

Abstract

Logistics is concerned with the organization, movement, and storage of material and people. The term logistics was first used by the military to describe activities associated with maintaining a fighting force in the field and, in its narrowest sense, describes the housing of troops. The term gradually spread to cover business and service activities. There exist a multitude of formal definitions. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP ), formerly known as the Council of Logistics Management (CLM ), is a large trade association in the United States that promotes the practice and education of logistics. Their definitions are probably the most widely used.

Keywords

Transportation Marketing Dispatch 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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