Definition: “Logistics is the detailed process of organising, through planning, coordination and implementation, any large and complex activity usually involving people, equipment and transportation.”
– Fairexx Logistics, Berlin)
The science of logistics dates back to even before the Roman era and was used by military planners to ensure that armies, and all their supplies, would be able to move from one point to another in the most effective way.
"The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…"
- Sun Tzu: 500 BC
In business today the definition of the term ‘Logistics’ is often used to describe the commercial activity of transporting goods to customers – and in the case of event logistics; this means establishing and successfully implementing the transport and management plan for any event, be it an exhibition or convention, an indoor or outdoor concert, a specialist festival, an anniversary celebration, official ceremony, a competitive sporting event or simply a large party.”
Definition: “Logistics is the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services, and related information from point of origin to point of consumption for the purpose of conforming to customer requirements."
- Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
The classical definition – also known as ‘The Seven Rights’ states:
Definition: “Logistics is about delivering the right product, in the right quantity and the right condition, to the right place at the right time for the right customer at the right price.”
A definition may be complex but at Fairexx we understand that event logistics is simply the moving of goods and products from A to Z and making sure that everything goes smoothly in between – and to make this go smoothly we at Fairexx believe in trust and service.
Another definition states: “This is the procurement, the distribution, the maintenance, and in some cases, the replacement of materiel’s and the training, development and education of personnel in the process”.
It is one thing to know the definition of logistics and it’s another to make sure it works like it needs to.
If logistics is the difference between order and disorder then successful logistics is all about attention to detail and planning for every contingency. This is the Fairexx philosophy – to be prepared for what can go wrong and do everything we can to ensure that it doesn’t. This is why we prepare our teams, our clients and our service partners for such eventualities.
The details that make the difference are those logistical challenges and operational requirements that deal with a client’s; logistics design and development, logistics acquisition, comprehensive storage and cataloguing, safe movement of stores and materials, their distribution, maintenance, final evacuation and secure removal, as well as the disposition of a client materiel’s, construction and maintenance, operation and allocation of facilities, and the acquisition or furnishing of services.
At Fairexx our definition for this is: Creating a great commercial network of all those parties involved with the management, planning, handling, storage, transportation and receiving of all materials and valued items entrusted to us by our clients and ensuring that this process takes place together with clear and helpful communication. The Fairexx Logistics approach is one we are very proud of and one our clients benefit from year on year.