Logistics - επιμελητεία
A Greek word which is used in military cases to move weapons, ammunition, and diets from the main place to the front line.In the Greek language, the Roman Empire and the Eastern Rome, there were military men named LOGISTIKAS, which was responsible for financial matters and the division of needs.
The term is now used widely in the business sector, particularly by companies in the manufacturing sectors, to refer to how resources are handled and moved along the supply chain.
In simple terms, the goal of logistics management is to have the right amount of a resource or input at the right time, getting it to the appropriate location in proper condition and delivering it to the correct internal or external customer. Proper logistics ensure the fulfillment of each customer order, making sure resources move quickly and efficiently from one section of the supply chain to the next. For example, in the natural gas industry, logistics involves managing the pipelines, trucks, storage facilities and distribution centers that handle oil as it is transformed along the supply chain. An efficient supply chain and effective logistical procedures are essential to reduce costs and to maintain and increase efficiency. Poor logistics leads to untimely deliveries, failure to meet the needs of clientele and ultimately causes the business to suffer.