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English translation: logistics of purchasing

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14:27 Oct 2, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Beschaffungslogistik
I presume this is just someone involved with purchasing/logistics as the text is talking about action that needs to be taken to improve efficiency in the engineering/maintenance department of a manufacturing company. I can't think of a tidy translation though.
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 21:50
English translation:logistics of purchasing
Explanation:
Without context, it's hard to make a translation "fit", however, from what you said, I presume that the sentence is something like "Um die Effizienz zu steigern, müssen wir die Beschaffungslogistik neu durchdenken."

In order to improve efficiency, we must reconsider the logistics of purchasing.

hope this helps (at least a little)
Nina
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Nina Gettler
Local time: 12:50
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Summary of answers provided
naSourcing LogisticsUlrich Lehne
naprocurement logistics, supply chain logistics
Tom Funke
naacquisition logistics
Elisabeth Moser
naoutbound logistics, logistics of procurement
Dr. Sahib Bleher
nalogistics of purchasing
Nina Gettler


  

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7 mins
logistics of purchasing


Explanation:
Without context, it's hard to make a translation "fit", however, from what you said, I presume that the sentence is something like "Um die Effizienz zu steigern, müssen wir die Beschaffungslogistik neu durchdenken."

In order to improve efficiency, we must reconsider the logistics of purchasing.

hope this helps (at least a little)
Nina

Nina Gettler
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17 mins
outbound logistics, logistics of procurement


Explanation:
Schaefer uses "outbound logistics" for "Beschaffungs- und Distributionslogistik" and prefers the term "procurement" for "Beschaffung".


    Schaefer, Wirtschaftsenglisch
Dr. Sahib Bleher
Local time: 20:50
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1 hr
acquisition logistics


Explanation:
I know, Muret-Sanders, talks about procurement as well (this word I hardly
ever see in US English--or here for that matter). The other options Muret-Sanders
gives are: acquisition, purchasing, contract.
Acquisition and purchasing are my favorites.
Good luck,
Lis


    Muret-Sanders
Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 15:50
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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5 hrs
procurement logistics, supply chain logistics


Explanation:
_procurement logistics_ is more specific to _Beschaffung_ from the buyer's (e.g., E-commerce hub's] point of view. _supply chain logistics_ is the more general term from a srategic perspective (e.g., including all the E-Commerce spokes). _Outbound logistics_ could be considered an antonym and deals with shipping and distribution. ---
AltaVista (English) word count: logistics of procurement: 13; logistics of purchasing: 21; acquisition logistics: 320; outbound logistics: about 400; procurement logistics: about 1000; supply chain logistics: about 3000




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Tom Funke
Local time: 15:50
Native speaker of: English
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Trudy Peters
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9 hrs
Sourcing Logistics


Explanation:
a number of automotive companies call it sourcig logistics.

Ulrich Lehne
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:50
Native speaker of: German
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