Shipping and Logistics is the management of the flow of goods from their point of origin to their point of distribution and / or consumption. It involves the integration of transportation, warehousing, inventory, information, packaging and material handling (and often security). Shipping and Logistics is part of the supply chain, adding the value of time and place utility. The complexity of production shipping and logistics can be analyzed, modeled, and optimized by third party companies or plant simulation software.
Shipping and logistics has come a long way from its roots of a military’s need to supply themselves with rations, ammunition and arms during campaigns.
It now acts as a lynchpin for any successful business, spawning a massive shipping and logistics industry with aspects served by such private industries as United Parcel Service, and Federal Express as well as smaller regional companies such as Nor Lines, Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, Sarang Logistics, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, and even government agencies such as the United States Postal Service and British Royal Mail.
Any company whose business is affected by actual products, from electronics retailers to grocery stores, has a need for shipping and logistics, and those whose systems are the most efficient, nimble and robust are those that will out-perform their competitors. MarketResearch.com offers a comprehensive collection of essential market research reports on the Shipping and Logistics industry. These reports offer the latest information on market strategies, market share, sales, growth, segmentation and projections in both the US and global markets.