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The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, 5th Edition by Dr. Peter Baker, Phil Croucher, Alan Rushton

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07

Logistics processes

Introduction

As discussed in Chapter 6, one of the key elements of planning for logistics is the design of appropriate logistics processes. These processes are the methods that are used to ensure that the business operates effectively so that all major objectives are achieved. The aim is for a streamlined operation that works across the various functional boundaries that exist within any company. Thus, processes need to be supply-chain-oriented. One of the main problems with many logistics processes is that they are very often the responsibility of one particular function but are spread across the boundaries of several different ones. Thus, it can be difficult for a company to operate efficiently as a single entity. The ...

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