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logistics

Line breaks: lo¦gis|tics
Pronunciation: /ləˈdʒɪstɪks
 
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Definition of logistics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular or plural]
1The detailed organization and implementation of a complex operation: the logistics of a large-scale rock show demand certain necessities
More example sentences
  • Take, for instance this statement in my letter detailing the logistics.
  • A pilot study provides the researcher with experiential logistics from actual procedural implementation.
  • The costs and logistics involved in caring for children under two has meant far fewer places for this age group and a longer wait for young families.
Synonyms
1.1The activity of organizing the movement, equipment, and accommodation of troops.
Example sentences
  • He taught himself about the use of modern artillery, logistics, military organisation and strategy.
  • The ending of the Cold War has had profound effects upon the philosophy of, and approach to, military logistics.
  • The logistics of moving the troops and equipment is not what takes the most time in this process.
1.2The commercial activity of transporting goods to customers: [as modifier]: our fleet vehicle management system enables logistics firms to track deliveries using satellite technology
More example sentences
  • The second challenge is associated with the need to maximize the total capacity of the transport and logistics business through performance capability.
  • After five years, he had managed to negotiate a merger with another transport and logistics group, Ocean.
  • It houses customer service, logistics, storage, administration, accounts and support for online sales and enquiries.

Origin

late 19th century: from French logistique, from loger 'to lodge'.

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