Transport logistics

What is transport logistics?

Transport logistics includes all logistical processes related to transports of any kind. This includes, for example, parts of both procurement and disposal logistics.

Here, different variables interact:

  • Administration, for example personnel management
  • Disposition, for example the control of transports
  • Operation, such as certain transport techniques

In companies, transport logistics is often outsourced to specialized service providers such as freight forwarders. These then provide the appropriate expertise in a cost-effective manner.

What are the objectives of transport logistics?

The goal of transport logistics is to optimize transports of any kind in these areas:

  • Loading
  • Utilization
  • Discharge
  • Handover
  • Identification

In addition, the costs should be as low as possible and the goods should be made available in the right quantity at the right time. An example of transport logistics is, for example, international container transport with all related logistical tasks such as the actual transport, but also, for example, customs clearance. Both the supplier network and the distribution network are considered.


Logistik Lexikon Transportlogistik

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