Inbound Logistics

Following the receipt of materials, parts or resale products from external suppliers, the subsequent storage, handling, and transportation requirements to facilitate either manufacturing or market distribution constitute inbound logistics.

Source: Bowersox, D.J., Closs, D.J., & Cooper, B.M. (2002). Supply Chain Logistics Management. Burr Ridge, Boston: McGraw Hill.

See: Interplant Transfer, Outbound Logistics