Outbound logistics describes that part of the supply or value chain concerned with the movement of finished goods to customers. It contrasts with inbound logistics that is focused on the purchase and inbound movement of materials from suppliers to conversion or processing within manufacturing facilities. Storage of finished goods, picking, goods outwards, despatch and transportation or carriers all form part of the outbound logistics capability of an organisation. Many organisations have outsourced the movement of materials to third parties. See also Logistics and Logistics, Inbound.« Back to Glossary Index
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With over 800 Procurement specific terms (and growing) you will find everything you need to know or thought you knew about the Procurement function. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive list collated from the Comprara Groups hub of training and consulting source materials.The Procurement Glossary has been compiled by industry expert Paul Rogers.