Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In Logistics)
APRIL 11, 2010
In Logistics). While much has been studied about these wastes in a manufacturing environment, relatively little is mentioned of the wastes in logistics. Logistics wastes are just as prevalent as any other functional area of the firm though they are not always as visible, given the scope of logistics activity. The most commonly held trade-off in logistics is that between the level of service offered to customers and the cost incurred in providing that service.