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Setting the record straight: Logistics vs. Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management

Let’s settle this - what’s the difference between logistics and supply chain? To start, logistics is about materials but not people. It has to do with transportation, warehouses, etc. Supply chain encompasses much more than that. In supply chain, we focus on each part of the entire process. These two terms do interact and overlap quite a bit, however! Tech Target said, “Because there is a great deal of interaction between the logistics and supply chain functions, it is imperative that all these applications are fully integrated to share information and visibility across the entire supply chain.”

What is the difference between logistics and supply chain management?

Logistics is part of supply chain management, but the two terms are often used synonymously. Here's a quick explanation of how these two are different.

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