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You are throwing a surprise party for your partner in the beautiful, romantic city of Paris. Before s/he reaches home, you have to pick up all your close friends for the party.

Your task is to chart the most efficient path to get all your friends in one trip. The catch? There is limited fuel in the tank and time is of the essence – your partner’s surprise is on the line.

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A Brief History of Logistics

Introduction

Logistics is derived from the Greek word “logistikos”, meaning “Skilled in calculating”. Logistics originated from military strategy - maintaining one’s supply lines while disrupting those of the enemy since an armed force without resources and transportation is defenseless. Later on, logistics began to be widely used for business operations.

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Ancient Chinese Military

5th Century BC

Logistics was first mentioned in the book - Art of War by Sun Tzu. A translated line from the book reads “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…”

Ancient Chinese Military

Roman Legion

2nd Century BC

The Roman Legion’s ability to march fast and far is owed to efficiently organized Supply trains. These supply trains had repair shops and service corps of engineers, artificers, armorers, and other technicians. Supplies were requisitioned from local authorities and stored in fortified depots; labor and animals were drafted as required.

Roman Legion

Mongol Cavalry

13th century

The Mongol army's logistics system was based on austerity, discipline, careful planning & organization. Their strategy relied on living off the land and the people who dwelt there. So, routes & campsites were selected for accessibility to good grazing & food crops.

In one such approach march, a Mongol army covered 290km in 3 days!

Mongol Cavalry

Technological innovations

19th Century

Railroads, Steamships & Telegraph revolutionized the speed & accuracy of strategic, long-distance communications. Requisition and information regarding time and place of delivery could be relayed much faster.

Technological innovations

Computers and Internet for logistics

20th Century

Up until the 1960s to 1970s, most record-keeping was done manually.

The arrival of computers revolutionized logistics planning, inventory management, and optimization of truck routing. Personal Computers & the Internet furthered this data revolution.

Enterprise Resource Systems (ERP)

By the 1990s, lots of data existed in separate databases.

To integrate these data sources, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems were developed. These systems were capable of integrating multiple data sources, improving data accuracy, and assisting in materials and logistics planning.

Computers and Internet for logistics

Supply Chain management

Late 20th Century

Growth of manufacturing, globalization & rapid development of technology led to widespread recognition of the term “Supply Chain”.

Supply chain management encompasses strategy, planning, and execution of flow of goods, services, and information, with logistics being an integral part of this process.

Supply Chain management

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How can Locus help manage your logistics?

  • Die proprietäre Geokodierungs-Engine von Locus wandelt die unscharfsten Adressen in präzise geografische Koordinaten um und hilft so Ihren Führungskräften vor Ort, Adressen leicht zu finden.
  • Digitize all your operational variables such as fleets, delivery persons, etc to come up with the best route plan every day.
  • Track your orders in real-time with the Locus Live Dashboard. Locus’ last-mile delivery app Locus On The Road (LOTR) helps delivery partners process orders.
  • Visualize and tweak your scheduled plans via three key metrics— geography, time, & vehicle(fleet)—with a birds-eye view of your entire operations.
  • Erstellen Sie Ihre eigenen Berichte und analysieren Sie wichtige Parameter, die Sie für wichtige Entscheidungen benötigen.

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