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Distribution Logistics

What is meant by Distribution Logistics?

Distribution logistics, also known as sales logistics, deals with the planning, realisation and control of the movement of goods. It is an inter-organisational logistics system, where the aim is to make the logistics channel from the supplier to the customer efficient - especially in terms of costs and performance.

As the link between production and sales of a company, distribution logistics includes all storage, handling and transport processes of goods from production to the customer. In concrete terms, distribution logistics deals with the processes necessary to get a company's products to the customer as quickly as possible. To this end, distribution logistics is divided into strategic, tactical and operational tasks.