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Logistics and SCM introduction

UPT - Peru

April, 2015;

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Let me introduce myself: I am Vs new Editor in


Chief. Beginning with the April issue, we will
learn from one another what logistics is, and
what it can be, in our always changing new
world.
To start, let me say that I am an enthusiast
university teacher, whos always aware of the
needs of my students and the evolving measure
of knowledge, the power this can bring to
everyone. Although I didnt have the facilities to
start this journey; of starting a business
educational magazine, the director always
believe in my work, and thats why we (you
readers and me), are finally here, on the way of
learning about this amazing topic. Logistics and
SCM are the hottest areas to be nowadays in
business management, so join us exploring the
routs of this new world.
Stay with us, and expect more.
-Victor Peralta, Editor-in-Chief-

Logistics definition
Logistics: The process of planning, implementing, and controlling
procedures for the efficient and effective transportation and storage
of goods including services, and related information from the point of
origin to the point of consumption for the purpose of conforming to
customer requirements. This definition includes inbound, outbound,
internal, and external movements. (CSCMP, 2013)

SCM definition
SCM: "Supply Chain Management encompasses the planning and
management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement,
conversion, and all logistics management activities. Importantly, it
also includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners,
which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers,
and customers. In essence, supply chain management integrates
supply and demand management within and across companies.
Supply Chain Management is an integrating function with primary
responsibility for linking major business functions and business
processes within and across companies into a cohesive and highperforming business model. It includes all of the logistics
management activities noted above, as well as manufacturing
operations, and it drives coordination of processes and activities
with and across marketing, sales, product design, finance and
information technology.(CSCMP, 2013).

History of Logistics

Source: Compiled by authors based on the Database of the Council of Supply Chain Managment

Logistics functions
Procurement: The acquisition of
goods or services from an
outside external source

Demand forecasting: Estimating


the quantity of a product or
service that customers will
purchase

Customer service and order


management: Tasks associated
with fulfilling an order for goods
or services placed by a customer

Inventory: Planning and


management

Transportation: For hire and


private

Warehousing: Public and private

Materials handling and


packaging: Movement,
protection, storage, and control
of materials and products using
manual, semi-automated, and
automated equipment

Source: Myerson, Paul (2015)

Facility network: Location


decision in an organizations
supply chain network

SCM model

Source: Compiled by authors based on the Database of the Council of Supply Chain Managment

Bibliographic reference
Council of Supply Chain Managment,
2013; glossary; extracted in
https://cscmp.org/.
Myerson, P., 2015. Introduction to
Supply Chain and Logistics
Management Made Easy.