Logistics, ATUM and the definition
Logistics, ATUM and the definition came to mind when I was thinking of the first blog post. There was no other way to start then to tell you how I understand the most inflected business term, logistics.
Logistics is the management of inventory, information, and financial flow to efficiently fulfil customer orders by creating the best possible profit margin during the whole process. The management control starts with the product development, or the decision of picking the best nitch, choosing the best supplier, the best shipping partner or even the liquidation of an outdated product.
Let me say it as simple as it possibly gets; I understand logistics as the organisation, management, and planning with the minimum expenses and maximum satisfaction of the final customer.
I understand logistics as the organisation, management, and planning with the minimum expenses and maximum satisfaction of the final customer.
ATUM is the inventory management part of the whole process.
My team and I are trying to bring the essential management functions for all users no matter what size is their shop. We will expand the already popular plugin with many premium and pro add-ons in the coming years. ATUM will grow with its users, and I hope all of these lovely people will help us along the way.
Modern management changes every year to better, more sophisticated and efficient. If we wanted to compare warehousing, transporting or inventory management ten years ago and now, we would most probably see a massive bunch of improvements.
We plan to cover both, the inbound and the outbound logistics. One of the primary processes, concentrating on purchasing and arranging the incoming flow of materials and product parts. Alternatively, completed inventory from suppliers to manufacturing or assembly plants, warehouses, or retail stores. The second primary process, the Outbound logistics is related to the warehousing and movement of completed products. Also, the information flow between the production and the end user.