Logistics supply chain these days one of the directions of development of trading companies in Russia should be logistics. The main fundamental problem of logistics – the optimum inventory management, information and money flows to ensure the delivery of goods or services within a short time, to the destination and with minimal costs. Now in Russia this kind of enterprise development presented very poorly, due to lack of market powerful Western companies with their technology works and those difficulties they faced on the Russian market. However, international experience shows that the distribution takes on a fairly small segment of the West market – namely, not more than 10%. The majority of all functions performed by trade and distribution companies abroad, have made powerful logistics organizations that are able to cover the entire market in the country and ensure its development throughout the world.
Our backlog of leading western logistics companies can be expressed in numbers from 5 to 20 years. Lack of infrastructure (communications, Class A warehouse and so on); shortage necessary software and information technology; a very small presence in the market "long" funds and capital investments required for development of logistics organizations; lack of market specialists in this area; impressive part of the country and certain administrative barriers; insufficient demand for these services from major retailers and other organizations because of their underdevelopment. Over all estimates, the domestic market operates from 6000 to 10 000 different distribution companies. And in the slechae if they were soon rebuilt their work, many of them will simply disappear. Already on the market today in the Moscow region is a marked decrease in distribution companies due to their improper business policies and refusal of schemes of work imposed new economic realities. Now there are several basic ways in which corporations have gone distribution: road, rail and international shipping; warehouse service; Customs services and customs transaction support; consulting services; introduction of modern information technologies; time to market and promote new brands; merchandising services; delivery of products to HoReCa; development of its retail network; the creation of own brand; the creation of filling and labeling of structures today the costs of the trading corporation is quite large and consists mainly of 6-15% of turnover.