Logistics Definition

lō-jĭstĭks, lə-
The branch of military science having to do with procuring, maintaining, and transporting materiel, personnel, and facilities.
Webster's New World
The managing of the details of an undertaking.
Webster's New World

Plural form of logistic.


(operations) The process of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services and related information from their point of origin to point of consumption for the purpose of satisfying customer requirements.


Origin of Logistics

  • French logistiques from logistique logic (perhaps influenced by loger to quarter) from Medieval Latin logisticus of calculation logistic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek λογιστικός (logistikos, “practical arithmetic", "rational"), from λόγος (logos)

    From Wiktionary

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