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Logistics management and its interface with purchasing

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Kenneth Dooley
There is no doubt that in the past, logistics management and purchasing were considered by many organisations to be chalk and cheese and there are some that still consider them to be so and manage their operations accordingly. However, modern and enlightened organisations see these as very closely related activities: this is reflected in the way the organisation is structured, and in the way the activities are managed. Logistics has always been recognised as a significant activity especially in manufacturing, in construction and in military operations. On the other hand purchasing has been less obvious, sometimes ignored, or at other times seen only as a necessary clerical function to be carried out in the most efficient manner but requiring little management attention and the minimum of resources. In this chapter, the relationship is explored to find that these two important activieties are very closely connected and in some cases difficult to separate.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Nagel PJ

Parent Title

Supply chain management : a procurement perspective

Start Page

163

End Page

167

Number of Pages

5

ISBN-10

0949905771

Publisher

Hargreen Publishing [for] Australian Institute of Purchasing & Materials Management

Place of Publication

Melbourne, Vic.

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Business and Law;

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

31

Exports

CQUniversity

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