Cold chain is an unbroken chain of cold transport and storage for goods such as ice cream.Shrinkage refers to goods that go missing in the supply chain. Last mile refers to delivering things to the door of the consumer.Reverse logistics moves goods from their usual destination back to their usual source. For example, from customer to retailer. The term logistics can also be used more generally to refer to the management of any complex operation.
Customs Clearance / Customs Brokers
Disposal / Waste Logistics
Distribution - getting goods to the consumer
Emergency Logistics - e.g. delivering humanitarian aid
Export Management - handling the documentation and compliance tasks for moving goods between countries
Freight Forwarders - organizes shipments for a fee
Last Mile Delivery
Packaging / Boxing / Labeling
Procurement / Purchasing
Production Logistics - logistics for manufacturing and other production processes
Service Provisioning - e.g. installing an internet connection in a building
Space Logistics - e.g. supplying a space station
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The end-to-end process of moving goods.
Management of a complex operation.