The supply chain begins with the collection of raw materials in the field or mine and continues through production factories and retail outlets before finished goods finally arrive in consumers homes and businesses.
‘Logistics’ sits within the Supply Chain and is often referred to as “trucks and sheds”. It covers all the people, equipment and facilities required to help move raw materials to production facilities and then finished goods to businesses and consumers. Here’s a short snippet of the many logistics aspects that combine in a successful end to end supply chain:
- Systems (WMS/TMS/MRP/ERP/CRM)
- Trucks / Ships / Planes
- Conveyors, automated systems and robots
- Fork lifts, pallets, roll cages and other materials handling equipment (MHE).