Welcome to the Research Guide for Business 116. Please use this guide to find resources for your Supply Chain Management Assignment. Please contact myself or any BCC Librarian if you have any questions.
Physical distribution is concerned with moving goods in a timely and secure way from producer to consumer, taking all factors into account, including budget. Physical distribution is therefore about organising transportation to move goods via road, rail, sea and air. Logistics, on the other hand, takes a holistic view of the process. A logistics approach considers the entire process of delivering value to customers, starting with raw materials extraction and taking the whole transport problem through all the stages of adding value. The aim is to create a seamless system for moving goods from where they are produced to where they are needed.