- the branch of military science and operations dealing with the procurement, supply, and maintenance of equipment, with the movement, evacuation, and hospitalization of personnel, with the provision of facilities and services, and with related matters.
- the planning, implementation, and coordination of the details of a business or other operation.
Origin of logistics
- symbolic logic.
- Archaic. mathematical calculation.
- of or relating to logistic.
Origin of logistic2
Examples from the Web for logistics
Logistics wins the day, and the Supreme Deity is, at this juncture, nowhere to be seen.Meet Moses the Swashbuckling Israelite
December 14, 2014
But at least one American logistics specialist has his doubts about the authenticity of the video's claims.ISIS Video: America’s Air Dropped Weapons Now in Our Hands
October 21, 2014
The job requires a mind for logistics, flexibility, and risk control.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job
October 2, 2014
"The support could be military or logistics," he said, without elaborating.Arab Kings vs. ISIS Barbarians
September 23, 2014
Security and logistics were more critical than ever, and we soon drifted onto the topic of reliable fixers.Was U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff a Marked Man?
September 2, 2014
We had everything to learn, both North and South, in the matter of logistics.Doctor Jones' Picnic
S. E. Chapman
Through it funneled the problems involved in the logistics of the thing.Revolution
Dallas McCord Reynolds
It thus obtained some importance in the logistics of the war.Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V1
Jacob Dolson Cox
Yet, there was but one way to determine the logistics of his theory, he reasoned.The Land of Look Behind
Paul Cameron Brown
The movement was executed with the quiet precision characteristic of Johnston, unrivaled as a master of logistics.Destruction and Reconstruction:
- the science of the movement, supplying, and maintenance of military forces in the field
- the management of materials flow through an organization, from raw materials through to finished goods
- the detailed planning and organization of any large complex operation
- an uninterpreted calculus or system of symbolic logicCompare formal language
- maths (of a curve) having an equation of the form y = k /(1 + e a + bx), where b is less than zero
- rare of, relating to, or skilled in arithmetical calculations
- of or relating to logistics
Word Origin and History for logistics
"art of moving, quartering, and supplying troops," 1879, from French (l'art) logistique "(art) of quartering troops," from Middle French logis "lodging," from Old French logeiz "shelter for an army, encampment," from loge (see lodge (n.)) + Greek-derived suffix -istique (see -istic). The form in French was influenced by logistique. Related: Logistical.
"pertaining to logic," 1620s, from Medieval Latin logisticus, from Greek logistikos "endued with reason," from logikos (see logic). Related: Logistical (1560s); logistically. Logistics from this word, in the sense "art of arithmetical calculation" is from 1650s.