Logistics is the commercial activity of transporting goods to customers, which includes besides transportation, the storage and handling of materials from the source right up to the customer.
Remember - "All KPIs are metrics but not all metrics are KPIs. "
I usually give this small, quick and interesting exercise in the class,
to list out the metrics and KPIs in the academic process, to help them differentiate between what are metrics and what are KPIs.
Some of the metrics in the Logistics processes are
1. cost of handling
2. cost of transportation
3. cost of materials
4. highest value item
5. average time for despatch
6. max time for despatch etc ..
The KPIs if you observe closely have the property that the numerator is closely related to key business objectives like cost, service, quality and the denominators are usually the basic units of mass, length and time (kgs, distance and time)