Imagine a mall. It has about 200 stores, each with thousands of items, and on the ground floor a large grocery store. During the day, this shopping center is “devastated” by hundreds of customers. But overnight, goods and products appear on store shelves again – magic! No less!
All this magic is arranged by logisticians – specialists in traffic flow. Thanks to them, trains, ships, planes, and trucks with grain, potatoes, clothes, fuel, and others run all over the world. Goods are delivered to stores and passengers – to the destination on time.
Logistics is both a practical and a scientific field that studies methods of optimizing the transportation of goods and people. The task of every transportation process, no matter how long, is to make sure that goods or passengers are delivered: