1. handling an operation that involves providing labor and materials be supplied as needed
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Logistics \Lo*gis"tics\, n.
1. (Mil.) That branch of the military art which embraces the
details of moving and supplying armies. The meaning of the
word is by some writers extended to include strategy. --H.
2. By extension: The planning and coordination of the
movement of materials, and other details of any large
activity, such as a business or a political campaign.
3. (Math.) A system of arithmetic, in which numbers are
expressed in a scale of 60; logistic arithmetic.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: handling an operation that involves providing labor and
materials be supplied as needed
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
46 Moby Thesaurus words for "logistics":
accouterment, action, amphibious operations, armament, catering,
chandlery, combined operations, dry run, endowment, equipment,
finding, fitting out, fluid operations, furnishing, furnishment,
investment, maneuver, maneuvers, military operations,
minor operations, mission, movement, operation, operations,
outfitting, overseas operations, preparation, procurement,
providing, provision, provisioning, purveyance, reinforcement,
replenishment, resupply, retailing, selling, staff work,
subsidization, subsidy, subvention, supply, supplying, victualing,
war game, war plans