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Accumulations and development in commercial logistics


  • Ion Schileru

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)


The work presents a connotative periplus and an evaluation of one of the most dynamic business fields- logistics. Although used for a long time in the military department, logistics has affirmed itself relatively recent in business field, where it brought revolutionary contributions and where it has a privileged statute. There are presented particular significations of logistics from some of the application fields: production, distribution, merchandise study. In addition, the whole vision of the work is presented taking in consideration the merchandise matter, situation explained by the writer’s affiliation to the specialized academic environment (teaching staff of The Science of Commodities and Quality Management Chair, of the Academy of Economic Studies, from Bucharest.) In the conceptual evolution of the term “logistics”, there are emphasized the concepts and the keys of the definition, that express the whole context- technical, economic, organizational and social- where the term has distinguished itself: science and art statute, programming/planning as an approach method, organization of flow activities (material, financial, informational), affirmation of the “logistical chain” concept and passing from distribution logistics to the Supply Chain Management-SCM, and further, to the actual concept. The matter of inverse logistics is presented as a descendent of the actual extensions and of the socio- economic and normative imperatives of the period that we are crossing through. There are presented considerations regarding the importance of logistics in business field and there are given information about the tradition of preparing students in The Higher Education System, in Romania.

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  • Ion Schileru, 2008. "Accumulations and development in commercial logistics," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 10(24), pages 41-58, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:10:y:2008:i:24:p:41-58

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    1. Mariana Cristina Ganescu & Mihaela Asandei & Andreea Gangone & Camelia Chirilă, 2013. "Performance Determinants for Responsible Supply Chain Management in the European Emerging Countries," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 15(33), pages 154-169, February.

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    logistics; commercial logistics; merchandise logistics; inverse logistics; economic education;

    JEL classification:

    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics
    • O24 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Trade Policy; Factor Movement; Foreign Exchange Policy


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