Cross-docking and inventory management are logistics elements. With cross-docking, there is less time spent on material storage for supplies made to the buyer from the producer. Inventory management is the methodical strategy of ordering, storage and use of inventory in a company.
Logistics also includes processes of shipping management. These aspects and features may include things like developing ways of managing orders and warehouses. This can be done through things like order picking, which is an aspect of the supply chain that helps in picking the right materials to match buyer requirements.