What does logistics mean to you? Just take a moment to think about it. You are probably already thinking that this has a very broad description involving a combination of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, packaging etc. Here is a definition I found of logistics, that I think fits the description: “Logistics is the management of the flow of resources, not only goods, between the point of origin and the point of destination in order to meet the requirements of customers or corporations.”
While performing your daily job in logistics, you most likely hear a lot about certain requirements for safety, maybe you hear about some of the limitations of weight and dimensions of the cargo you are moving, or even the criteria that needs to be met in order to handle the transportation or shipping. Every country has a different approach to the criteria of transportation. Since there is no global standardization yet, it is very common that some of the ways of handling transportation and shipping may be perfectly normal in some parts of the world but for others it would be rather unusual.
Being a part of the logistics world, I hear many stories and see pictures that from time to time actually surprise me or make me laugh. But most of the times, it makes me realize that there are no limits in the logistics world, which is one of the reasons why I love my job!
Today I would like to share a very interesting and unusual face of transportation, the handling and packing side of logistics. You may now see why I believe that logistics has no limitations.