The Great Silk Road is a model of logistics of the past

The Great Silk Road is interesting not only for its history, but also for the knowledge that is necessary to understand the processes taking place in modern logistics. The transcontinental highway stretched for 10 thousand kilometers and became a link connecting the countries of the East with the Mediterranean.

The beginning of the functioning of the Great Silk Road dates back to the II century BC. The difficult journey took many years, passing through arid deserts and harsh mountains. The transport links of the Silk Road were so well established that the road was divided in several directions: North, Central and South.

Each direction had its own "logisticians" who were engaged in practical accounting, control and reporting of cargo traffic. In order to increase the benefits of regular trade trips and pay less loans, merchants united in large caravans.