Kukovič, D., Topolšek, D., Rosi, B., Jereb, B. – A comparative literature analysis of definitions for logistics: between general definition and definitions of subcategories

Kukovič, D., Topolšek, D., Rosi, B., Jereb, B. – A comparative literature analysis of definitions for logistics: between general definition and definitions of subcategories

Darja Kukovič
Fakulteta za logistiko University of Maribor
Mariborska cesta 7, 300 Celje
Phone: +3863 428 53 62 Fax: +386 3 428 53 38
E-mail: Darja.Kukovic@fl.uni-mb.si

Assist. Prof. Darja Topolšek, PhD
Fakulteta za logistiko University of Maribor
Mariborska cesta 7, 300 Celje
Phone: +386 3 428 53 07 Fax: +386 3 428 53 38
E-mail: Darja.Topolsek@fl.uni-mb.si

Assoc. Prof. Bojan Rosi, PhD
Fakulteta za logistiko University of Maribor
Mariborska cesta 7, 300 Celje
Phone: +386 3 428 53 23 Fax: +386 3 428 53 38
E-mail: Bojan.Rosi@fl.uni-mb.si

Assist. Prof. Borut Jereb, PhD
Fakulteta za logistiko University of Maribor
Mariborska cesta 7, 300 Celje
Phone: +386 3 428 53 62 Fax: +386 3 428 53 38
E-mail: Borut.Jereb@fl.uni-mb.si

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Abstract

Today we still have some doubts about definition of logistics, thus we strive to find a uniform one. As very professionals CSCMP gave definition of logistics which we found not suitable for definition of logistics in general, since it covers only business and industrial area. Our general objective was to find common understanding of the context of logistics as a discipline which will enable better collaboration between multiple entities in different environments, as they can understand and interoperate with each other correctly. With analysis of some logistics subcategories we first created definitions for them and then compared with each other and also with the one from CSCMP. As a result we create new upgradable definition of logistics in general and also found out some common elements of definitions of military and sports logistics, of definitions of business / industrial and agricultural logistics, as well as of definitions of humanitarian logistics and logistics in health care.

Key words: definition, logistics in general, logistics subcategories

Last Update: August 23, 2016  

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June 15, 2016   692    BLMM 2014    
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