A node is a fixed point in a firm’s logistics system where goods come to rest. This includes:
- supply sources,
- and markets.
Nodes are typically connected by transportation networks which allow for the flow of materials between them. The term “node” can also be used to refer to the physical locations themselves or the facilities that are located at those points.
The role of nodes in a logistics system is to act as storage and distribution centers for goods. They provide a space for inventory to be stored and organized, and they facilitate the movement of goods to and from other parts of the system. Nodes usually have some form of transportation infrastructure connecting them to other nodes, which allows for the efficient movement of materials.
Nodes are an important part of any logistics system because they provide the storage and distribution capabilities that are necessary for the efficient movement of goods. Without nodes, transportation networks would be much less effective and inventory would be more difficult to manage.
By understanding how nodes work, businesses can design their own systems to work best for them.