In general, logistics management include processes for both inbound and outbound logistics traffic. The process of transporting items from suppliers into a warehouse and subsequently into a manufacturing facility to create products is known as inbound logistics. Raw materials, tools, component parts, office equipment, and supplies are all examples of inbound logistics. The process of moving finished products out of warehouse inventories and shipping them to clients is known as outbound logistics. Listed below are some examples. Inbound logistics for a computer company could include electronics parts, computer chips, cables, connections, and shipping cartons. The finished computer and accompanying peripheral devices are part of the outbound logistics process. Meanwhile, inbound logistics for a furniture maker might include wood, glue, textiles, screws, nails, paint, and safety glasses, while outgoing logistics might include the final furniture.
Logistics processes also include reverse logistics, or the management of all the functions used to return goods and materials. Reverse logistics takes goods from the customer or final destination and returns them to the originating organization, where they can be reused, repaired, remanufactured or recycled.