Join Steven Brown for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding inbound logistics, part of Fundamentals of Logistics.
- I was talking with some people…from Boeing Corporation recently.…And I could not help but notice…how much pride they take in their ability…to support their customers' needs,…not just in delivering airplanes,…but also in delivering spare parts…to keep those airplanes flying.…And they should be proud,…because they are pretty good at this.…But I wonder if they realize how much effort it takes…to deliver all the parts and components…and subassemblies to their factories,…so that those airplanes can be assembled.…This is called inbound logistics.…
And sometimes it is referred to…as inbound-to-operations logistics.…These are the activities that get the right stuff…into the factory or assembly plant at the right time,…so you can make the final product for your customer.…Think about it.…Boeing has a lot of stuff going into the factory,…and only one thing coming out, the airplane.…This means they are heavy in inbound logistics.…They have a very heavy inbound flow…and a relatively simple outbound flow.…
Automobile manufacturers are another good example…
These lessons will help you understand the importance of logistics and help your company prepare for efficient delivery, distribution, and inventory. Plus, get insights on the latest logistics trends.
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- Understanding order fulfillment
- Defining logistics
- Comparing inbound, outbound, and reverse logistics
- Key decisions: delivery, distribution, and inventory
- Coordinating the supply chain
- Trends in logistics management