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With the growing number of business companies that offer logistics services in a global marketplace, we often feel intimidated and alarmed. And although these companies are expanding their connections — resulting in a much bigger opportunity for a business to thrive and survive — the principles to which a logistics provider should align its strategies remain the essential aspect to consider. Quality, efficiency, and cost-reduction should always be the focus of the whole logistics business plan.
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The creation of logistical support structures aims to help improve the performance of logistics along supply chains, a context where the Logistics Platforms have been gaining increasing prominence. A frequent difficulty in these ventures is to align strategic planning with the flow of cargo and the ability of the adjacent port areas. Aiming to contribute to the understanding of the importance of Information Technology in a Logistics Platform, this article systematize some of the operational core competencies of Logistics Platforms, inter-relating them with the strategic planning of these projects and showing their convergence to a solid information management structure. This study indicates the importance of this essential skill in the operation of a logistics enterprise and the preparation of its strategic plan, shown to be fundamental in the design of its operations, the adequacy of the enterprise to the region and to supply chains integrated into this environment. Keywords: logistical structures, it, strategic planning, logistic platforms, cargo, supply chains.
The tactical organization of resources is a vital component to any industry in modern society. Effectively managing the flow of materials through various networks ensures that the requirements of customers are met. Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the management of logistics through the lens of sustainability, as well as for emerging procedures that are particularly critical to the transportation sector. Highlighting international perspectives, conceptual frameworks, and targeted investigations, this book is ideally designed for policy makers, professionals, researchers, and upper-level students interested in logistics and transport systems. Editors Kramberger, Potocan, and Ipavec present readers with a collection of academic and professional perspectives on the tactical organization of resources and planning for supply side issues. The twenty contributions that make up the main body of the text are focused on game-based approaches to simulating the design of supply chains, building an IT system for logistics in MS Excel, supported by 4TG methodology, selecting the optimum collateral in shipping finance, and a wide variety of other related subjects. Buy Hardcover.
Strategic logistics plans define how a business plans to deliver products or services to customers. Some businesses don't require as many steps in product delivery while others have many stages and steps. Address logistics in a methodical way that allows your business to scale operations or increase profitability. While every company has different needs, looking at logistics plan examples help business owners develop the right strategy for business development. Warehouse strategies are highly dependent on the type of business in question. Companies with perishable goods like flowers need refrigerated warehouses that contain only enough inventory to cycle through short-term needs thus limiting waste.
Meeting objectives is the primary goal of any operating plan. A strategic plan is a framework of a series of guideposts that keeps an operating plan on track, to ensure that desired objectives are achieved. A logistics strategy is comprehensive and effective when it combines all three key levels of logistics planning, which are the strategic, operational and tactical levels, as well as addresses the four main pain points in the supply chain, which are facility locations, customer service levels and inventory, and transportation decision-making. Delivering the right products to the right customers at the right time in a cost-effective manner, is the primary objective of any logistics strategy. An effective logistics strategy defines the service levels at which the organization is most cost-effective and thus helps the company minimize investments and other costs. The result obviously is a win-win situation for all. The company benefits from cost efficiency, and the customers get what they need at the right time, and brand credibility and customer satisfaction, both are enriched and boosted.
Little more than a decade ago businesses enjoyed the relative luxury of continuing expansion, soft markets, comfortable margins, reasonable overheads and good returns. In those days management was akin to driving an automatic car it wasn't really a matter of concentrating on the vehicle as much as it was simply steering gently along an unobstructed course. What is the Strategic Role of Logistics?
Logistical considerations have always played a strategic role in business.
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