Logistics Management Coordinates Supply Chain Efforts

By William Feyk

In an increasingly global economy, logistics management continues to be a major focus for any businesses that provide a physical product to its clients or consumers. After all, logistics management encompasses every activity associated with delivery of a company’s products. This includes inventory control and planning, handling of materials, administration of transportation, fleet management, purchasing and sourcing, customer and account service, and warehouse operations.

By maintaining efficient procedures and policies for logistics management, companies ensure that they will have an adequate inventory to meet their customers’ needs. These systems facilitate immediate access to products, on-time distribution to customers, efficient packaging, and oversight of outbound and inbound transportation via land and sea. In addition, logistics management develops schedules for shipment of raw materials used in production, manufacturing timetables, and the acceptance of supplies. Logistics managers work closely with an organization’s sales force, financial officers, information technology, and marketing team.

About the Author: William Feyk is highly experienced in the areas of team building, leadership development, and strategic planning. He earned a Master of Science degree at Central Michigan University and later completed specialized training in business development and strategic leadership. A former Brigadier General in the United States Army, William Feyk has proven himself as an effective manager of resources and personnel.