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English definition of “logistics”

logistics

noun [plural]
 
 
/ləˈdʒɪstɪks/
the process of planning and organizing to make sure that resources are in the places where they are needed, so that an activity or process happens effectively: About 3% of his turnover went to paying for logistics and distribution.the logistics of sth His job is to oversee the logistics of the building program.a logistics company/firm/group We hired a logistics company to help us cut costs.
→ See also reverse logistics
(Definition of logistics from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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