Both Logistics and the wider Supply Chain are vital to how companies run today, but the two are still so often confused. We put together an Infographic outlining some of the key differences and points of overlap between them. While it may be an obvious distinction to many pros across the field, there’s still a lot of ambiguity – sometimes within companies, as well – about what constitutes Logistics, and what constitutes Supply Chain Management. As a recruitment firm with over a decade of experience specialized in this area, we figure we’d weigh in!
In short, Logistics is a part of Supply Chain Management that deals with the physical movement of goods for just in time delivery. Supply Chain, as a field, grew out of Logistics in the 80s to encompass a wider strategic consideration of everything that’s involved in bringing a product to market.
Check out the Infographic below, where we dive into the topic in more detail! We’ve stepped up our game, if we do say so ourselves.
We hope you found the Infographic informative! Weigh in down in the comments if there’s anything we missed, or more you have to add about the differences between these functions.
The following are the major differences between logistics and supply chain management: The flow and storage of goods inside and outside the firm are known as Logistics. The movement and integration of supply chain activities are known as Supply Chain Management. The main aim of Logistics is full customer satisfaction.