Logistics and supply chain are frequently referred to in the same breath. While the two terms are very similar and often used interchangeably, there are some major differences that separate them.
Logistics and logistics management is a small piece of the big picture. The most common focus of logistics is the movement and storage of goods. The logistics industry is comprised of the coordination of goods and services along with the movement involved with that process.
Supply chain and supply chain management is the big picture. The supply chain is a multi-faceted industry with many components contributing to the smooth fulfillment of operations and procurement. The supply chain is comprised of all aspects of the the product cycle.
Without logistics, the supply chain would suffer. Furthermore, without the supply chain industry, there would be no logistics. Supply chain and logistics tend to a symbiotic relationship that allows for logistics and supply chain organizations to fulfill the procurement, operational, technological and fulfillment needs of their clients.
At TOC Logistics, we pride ourselves on seamless integration of logistics into our supply chain process. With our roots in international logistics, we offer strategic alliances and operation centers that span the globe. As our services have grown, we’re able to provide clients with a full suite of supply chain management solutions that highlight flexibility, while helping our clients gain operational efficiency, improved optimization and drive down costs.
As a third-party logistics provider, TOC Logistics is able to make use of the symbiotic relationship between logistics and the supply chain and handle all of the intricacies to make sure your logistics and supply chain needs are met. We handle everything from working with shippers, warehousing, transportation, transportation management software, your freight rate negotiation and much more. We act as a one stop shop to meet your needs and find innovative solutions to positively impact your bottom line.