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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

logistics

/ləˈdʒɪstɪks/