Logistics is a crucial function in business today. No manufacturing marketing or project execution can progress without logistics support. For companies, 15 per cent to 40 per cent of gross sales are logistics cost, depending on the size of business, geography and weight/value ratio. It has existed since the genesis of civilization. Raw material and finished commodities have always to be moved, though on a small scale. Things began changing with the revolution in transportation. Population began relocating from rural to urban areas and to business centres. No longer did people reside near production centres, nor did production take place next to residential centres.

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