Cold chains are essential for distributing perishables. They aim to extend the life of products while preserving their properties; especially when it comes to food and vaccines, which become less effective and can be affected by variations in temperature when cold chains break down.
Companies must evolve and adapt to new realities to continue being competitive. To do this, they must measure their performance constantly and make the necessary adjustments to expedite and optimize their logistics and operations.
When we speak about planning routes, what frequently comes to mind first is geolocation apps like Google Maps but, when you have 20+ destinations in your day’s schedule, you need to implement a real transport strategy.
The 70’s Just-In-Time philosophy gave birth to diverse models that aim to optimize processes. One of the newest and most effective is Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM).
Every now and then, newly minted terms pop up describing specific practices in logistics’ operations. Here is one that has been gaining momentum: Backhaul, a.k.a. backloading.
One of the advantages e-commerce offers to clients is the chance to return products that failed to meet their expectations; this has forced those involved in the supply chain to improve the speed, efficiency, and cost of their reverse logistics.
The new focus on clients has forced companies to organize their logistics systems and processes.
As part of their competitive strategy, some companies look constantly for new ways to meet the individual needs of clients. Using value-added solutions may be a way to position themselves and keep the loyalty of clients.
Globalization has forced companies to expedite their warehousing and set up processes in order to maintain their competitive advantage and the loyalty of their customers with efficient response strategies like cross docking.
Quality and continuous improvement demand measuring the performance of the supply chain so we can make sure operations are focused on clients and profitable. We analyze the performance to assess our efficiency and productivity, thus ensuring our company’s competitiveness.
When it comes to transporting goods as cheaply and quickly as possible, designing a strategy for loads that increases productivity, lowers costs, and expedite shipments becomes essential.