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zzysinner
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:39:03 AM
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I'm Chinese, when we talk about a system, which provides services including: room cleaning,faculty/students canteen, janitor work, security/guards,etc. for colleges, we describe such system as "college logistics", but I don't know whether it's accurate enough, what's the words does English-speaking countries usually use to describe such system/service?
Islami
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'Logistics' also mean

' the detailed planning and organization of any large complex operation;'
The other words (synonyms) for logistics are:

organization, management, strategy, engineering, plans, masterminding, coordination, orchestration; TFD

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zzysinner
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 9:48:39 AM
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Islami wrote:
'Logistics' also mean

' the detailed planning and organization of any large complex operation;'
The other words (synonyms) for logistics are:

organization, management, strategy, engineering, plans, masterminding, coordination, orchestration; TFD


then which word do you think is more accurate? pls give me some advice, thx
Islami
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:33:34 AM
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'College Logistics' is quite Okay.
or you can say 'College management'.


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zzysinner wrote:
I'm Chinese, when we talk about a system, which provides services including: room cleaning,faculty/students canteen, janitor work, security/guards,etc. for colleges, we describe such system as "college logistics", but I don't know whether it's accurate enough, what's the words does English-speaking countries usually use to describe such system/service?


At the college where I work, we tend to think and speak about these things as college "services", such as custodial, maintenance, security, etc.


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zzysinner wrote:
I'm Chinese, when we talk about a system, which provides services including: room cleaning,faculty/students canteen, janitor work, security/guards,etc. for colleges, we describe such system as "college logistics", but I don't know whether it's accurate enough, what's the words does English-speaking countries usually use to describe such system/service?



The services and activities that allow an organization to function day-to-day are typically described as "operations". The executive responsible for planning and setting up these systems and services within the organization is typically the Chief Operations Officer (COO).

Logistics usually refers to the planning and coordination of large numbers of people or amounts of supplies, especially when it involves moving and removing them from one place to another quickly.

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:02:41 AM

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You could also talk about facilities.


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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 8:03:26 PM

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Yes - where I work, there are people who work as clerks, managers, engineers, technicians, IT consultants etc.

The ones who do the work which other companies BUY (the product of the company - tested, corrected, debugged and repaired electronic systems) are the Ops team (operations).

The clerical, sales, marketing, management people are the Admin team.

The ones who PUT the facility there (building maintenance, heating, lighting, canteen, security) are the Facilities team.

In my mind, logistics covers only moving something in space.
Moving people to the right place to get the job done, moving materials to the job, moving the finished product away, moving money to the place where it is to be used.
There is a 'specialist' slightly broader military meaning.

Logistics - noun (Economics) the management of materials flow through an organisation, from raw materials through to finished goods.
Collins English Dictionary

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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 1:03:18 PM

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Islami's answer is the crux.

I am a layman.
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