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Logistics, Outbound


Source: Procurement Glossary
Author: Paul Rogers
Institute: CIPS - UK

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Outbound logistics describes that part of the supply or value chain concerned with the movement of finished goods to customers.  It contrasts with inbound logistics that is focused on the purchase and inbound movement of materials from suppliers to conversion or processing within manufacturing facilities.  Storage of finished goods, picking, goods outwards, despatch and transportation or carriers all form part of the outbound logistics capability of an organisation.  Many organisations have outsourced the movement of materials to third parties.  See also Logistics and Logistics, Inbound.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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