عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Although the term “logistics” has been a part of our everyday speech for few centuries, studies show that utilizing logistic functions traces back to humanity’s early days. Logistics makes possible the transformation of national resources to military forces, and, furthermore, transforms economic capacities along with human and natural resources to arms, equipment, ammunition and individual and group needs for military forces. The greater and more complex a logistic system is, the clearer becomes its importance of management. In larger and more complex scales, logistic management requires a strong and intelligent leadership. A logistics leader must have the ability to recognize the changing factors in logistics, and to present and functionalize the solutions leading to further efficiency and immediate response to the arising needs. In addition to defining the concept of logistics in the current article, the researcher has tried to study the logistic environment, Components and processes, and to provide a short comparison between logistics in military and non-military organizations.