The Logistics and Distribution sections within a Supply Chain encompass a number of functions: transportation, stock control and warehousing. It is critical these functions are effectively managed and co-ordinated, ensuring the flow of goods and materials are balanced to reflect the most efficient cost base aligned with customer requirements.
Requirements may well vary according to each given industry sector, however an efficient Logistics strategy can always be developed and implemented. An introduction of periodical assessment will ensure your costs are optimised through:
- Warehouse and Inventory Management to monitor the quality, cost and efficiency of the movement and storage of goods, coordinate the order cycle and allocate staff resources accordingly including full process and operator Standard Operating Process.
- Network Planning – building transport, inventory and location strategies around your customer service goals.
- System Integration – ensuring accurate forecasting of stock levels, delivery times, transport costs alongside performance evaluation.
- Materials Handling – Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE), racking, automation and MHE process