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2.3: What is inbound logistics and outbound logistics?
Supply chain management involves inbound and outbound logistics to transport
commodities inside and outside a company. Inbound logistics, often known as inbound supply
chain management, requires complex supplier procurement. This includes sourcing,
procurement, shipping, receiving, and inventory. Inbound logistics ensures that production and
manufacturing facilities get goods on time and in the right amounts. Inbound logistics
efficiency reduces costs, lead times, and production inefficiency. In contrast, outbound
logistics, or outbound supply chain management, focuses on delivering completed goods to
consumers or distribution centers. This covers order processing, warehousing, shipping, and
distribution. Outbound logistics focuses on timely, cost-effective, and quality client delivery.
Outbound logistics may improve customer satisfaction, delivery times, and transportation
costs. Supply chains depend on these two logistics management aspects. Inbound logistics
ensures manufacturing gets the ingredients it needs, while outbound logistics effectively
delivers finished goods, affecting a company’s competitiveness and customer connections.
3.3: How many ways do logistics companies divide the market?
Logistics organizations use numerous market segmentation techniques to fulfill varied
customer demands and maximize service offerings. These tactics help customize logistics
solutions, boost efficiency, and satisfy custo …
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