Explications and Interpretations of Logistic Activity

Alvydas Jablonskis

Abstract


This theoretical article explores logistic activity. It reviews, evaluates and compares definitions, explications and interpretations of logistic activity. The author offers and discusses four cases of interpretation of logistic activity, highlighting and focusing on logistic activity in a broad sense.
The author discusses features of logistic activity, its links with logistics, supply chain and marketing. The article presents an overview of a series of terms related to logistic activity and logistics. An evaluation of a logistic approach as yet another candidate to be considered as a general scientific approach is presented.
The author has performed an analysis of elements of logistic activity and its components and presents a classification of the components of logistic activity, namely phenomena and actions.
Much attention is paid to the interaction between subjects of logistic activities, peculiarities of such interaction at the current stage of human activity, highlighting and discussing institutions performing control operations.
The author discusses in detail the material flows in logistics and logistic activities and analyses the impact of logistic activities on these flows. In the article, a definition of the material flow in logistic activity, the properties of such flow are analysed, and several classifications of material flows are proposed. The performed flow analysis has shown that it is appropriate to distinguish and analyse not only material flows, but also the resources of logistic activities.
The article contains a comprehensive analysis of the concept of logistic activity, which is the main goal of this publication.

Keywords


logistics; logistic activity; material flows; resources of logistic activity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13165/IE-14-8-1-07

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"Intellectual Economics" ISSN online 1822-8038 / ISSN print 1822-8011