Definition of logistics in English:

logistics

plural noun

  • 1treated as singular or plural The detailed organization and implementation of a complex operation.

    ‘the logistics of a large-scale rock show demand certain necessities’
    • ‘Maybe I should explain the logistics a little clearer.’
    • ‘This goal may thus be achieved in a more frugal manner in terms of costs and logistics than was previously described.’
    • ‘There were also problems in logistics and communications.’
    • ‘Take, for instance this statement in my letter detailing the logistics.’
    • ‘Government should ensure police have all the logistics in place that will see that court cases are on schedule by ensuring there is always transport and fuel.’
    • ‘I had good teams and good crews and we had people who handled the logistics.’
    • ‘This isn't a regular occurrence and she didn't put enough effort into planning the logistics.’
    • ‘They'd have to pay for it themselves, without corporate contributions, and they'd have to handle all the logistics.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Many council officials also dismiss the idea of moving people indoors as completely impractical, because of the numbers and logistics involved.’
    • ‘The logistics for such a large-scale event are tremendous, and Thai organizers have been preparing for years.’
    • ‘Fusser said exhibitions in Hong Kong are professionally organised and efficient, with sophisticated logistics.’
    • ‘As an exercise in logistics it is on a scale not seen in Europe since the Second World War and as a monetary experiment it is unprecedented in the history of the world.’
    • ‘He got someone called Mark Stevenson involved and asked him to work out the logistics.’
    • ‘I suspect next year's winner is already planning the logistics for bringing along a Holstein cow.’
    • ‘Our indictment is ultimately not about logistics or tactics.’
    • ‘It only took them a while to get the pieces together, because of the lack of economy of scale, lack of management talents and poor logistics.’
    • ‘Before the teams arrived from Singapore, a group from there undertook a trip to identify the project location, facilities and logistics.’
    • ‘They are involved with the communications and the logistics.’
    • ‘A pilot study provides the researcher with experiential logistics from actual procedural implementation.’
    organization, planning, plans, management, arrangement, administration, masterminding, direction, orchestration, regimentation, engineering, coordination, execution, handling, running
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1 The activity of organizing the movement, equipment, and accommodation of troops.
      • ‘Logisticians should be familiar with the plan as the cornerstone of DOD logistics of the future.’
      • ‘He taught himself about the use of modern artillery, logistics, military organisation and strategy.’
      • ‘He said U.S. help would be forthcoming in military logistics and development programs for insurgency-hit areas of the country.’
      • ‘The logistics of moving the troops and equipment is not what takes the most time in this process.’
      • ‘Doing so was especially difficult because the Americans had little in the way of support and logistics when the war started.’
      • ‘Massive expeditions by the USA in the immediate postwar period were powerful demonstrations of military logistics and technology.’
      • ‘This was in addition to providing logistics for military traffic.’
      • ‘Like other great commanders, he was a master of logistics and communications.’
      • ‘Those tenets are inherent in the current transformation of U.S. Army logistics.’
      • ‘The ending of the Cold War has had profound effects upon the philosophy of, and approach to, military logistics.’
      • ‘The most important and least well understood staff area, both during the Civil War and now, is logistics.’
      • ‘We are a team, and don't forget each of us is necessary to win this war, especially logistics.’
      • ‘Aviation is critical to mobility, timely logistics, and precision firepower.’
      • ‘Even military officers didn't care much for tactics or logistics, instead avoiding any chance of seeing combat.’
      • ‘The wartime experience of logistics of air force is still relevant.’
      • ‘The game is mostly themed, but doesn't quite go as far as the actual mechanics of logistics and warfare.’
      • ‘The logistics of moving the battalions was complicated, and the benefits on readiness problematic.’
      • ‘This is just one example of smart logistics for the future Army.’
      • ‘In premodern times, the limitations of military logistics acted as a restraint on the ability of states to interact with each other.’
      • ‘Army logistics had become so strained that in December horse battalions were reintroduced.’
    2. 1.2 The commercial activity of transporting goods to customers.
      as modifier ‘our fleet vehicle management system enables logistics firms to track deliveries using satellite technology’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Now the company wants to extend that marketing and logistics savvy to beef and pork.’
      • ‘For small enterprises, the government aims to help foster their development into chain businesses and logistics operations.’
      • ‘These business services range from customer management to supply chain logistics to product development.’
      • ‘It is one of 34 set up throughout the UK to cater for the business community's transport logistics needs.’
      • ‘There is a lot of potential for supply chain management and logistics expertise.’
      • ‘This industry is in the business of providing global logistics and supply chain services, and fast, reliable deliveries around the globe.’
      • ‘The second challenge is associated with the need to maximize the total capacity of the transport and logistics business through performance capability.’
      • ‘We not only will be doing more complete package work, but also ensuring that the proper logistics are in place to get the goods to the customers on time.’
      • ‘By being near to its major client, significant cost savings in terms of logistics and utilities cost were expected.’
      • ‘Transport and other logistics of moving the commodity to other areas across the region were also cited as some of the challenges to the development of the crop.’
      • ‘The Pleven plant will continue its production of malt, sales and distribution activities and logistics operations.’
      • ‘It is owned by La Poste, which is the second largest operator in the European parcels and logistics market’

Origin

Late 19th century: from French logistique, from loger ‘to lodge’.

Pronunciation

logistics

/ləˈdʒɪstɪks/