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.
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.
Cold logistics guarantees the storage, transport, and distribution of specific products, such as vaccines and other medication, at the proper temperature to ensure integrity and quality.
In logistics, delivery times and customer service are linked because the final consumers’ satisfaction depends on punctuality.
Currently, one of the pillars of competitiveness is having the business experience translated into a good customer service.
If companies aim to optimize their warehouses, they should record all the processes carried out in that department, fully understand the special features of the products they handle and have storage spaces that provide an adequate protection and monitoring of the merchandise.