Material flow execution function
Implementation of material flows in logistics is made possible with the help of information. In order to facilitate understanding of the various stages of the flow it is divided into following subsystems: procurement, production, distribution, and also separated subsystems for: returns of goods, development of secondary raw materials and waste disposal. Flows of goods and information should be treated as "tightening" processes for various subsystem of logistics enterprises.
- Kim, K. H., & Tanchoco, J. M. A. (1993). Economical design of material flow paths. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH, 31(6), 1387-1407.