Significance of Supply Logistics in Big Cities

  • Mario Šafran
  • Kristijan Rogić
  • Goran Đukić
Keywords: supply logistics, supply and transport of goods in big cities, 'door to door', supply chain.


The paper considers the concept and importance of supplylogistics as element in improving storage, supply and transportof goods in big cities. There is always room for improvements inthis segmenl of economic activities, and therefore continuousoptimisation of the cargo flows from the manufacturer to theend user is impor1a11t. Due to complex requirements in thecargo supply a11d the 'spoiled' end users, modem cities represe/ll great difficulties and a big challenge for the supply organisers.The consumers' needs in big cities have developed over therecent years i11 such a way that they require supply of goods severaltimes a day at precisely determined times (orders are receivedby e-mail, and the information transfer is therefore instantaneous).In order to successfully meet the consumers'needs in advanced economic systems, advanced methods ofgoods supply have been developed and improved, such as 'justin time'; ''door-to-door', and 'desk-to-desk'. Regular operationof these systems requires supply logistics 1vhiclz includes thetotalthroughpw of materials, from receiving the raw materialsor reproduction material to the delive1y of final products to theend users.


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Šafran M, Rogić K, Đukić G. Significance of Supply Logistics in Big Cities. Promet [Internet]. 1 [cited 2024Jul.21];13(6):401-4. Available from:
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