Logistics management is an integral factor in the success of any manufacturing companies operations and has direct impact on their bottom line.
Let’s take a look at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ official definition of logistics management:
“Logistics management is that part of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customers' requirements.”
In it’s simplest terms, it is simply the management of the movement of goods. But obviously there is much more to it than that.
The overall scope of logistics management typically includes many factors, such as: transportation management, freight and inventory management, materials handling, order fulfillment and more. Many companies look to third party logistic providers (3PL’s) for help in managing this as this somewhat simple concept can often become very complex and not so easy to execute.
An effective logistics management operation should yield 4 key results:
- Increase revenue
- Improve operating cost structure
- Reduce overall transportation costs
- Improve customer service
When the stars align and all of your logistics processes are streamlined, you should expect to see these results for yourself where they matter most, your bottom line.
To learn more and to see first-hand how a 3PL can help you manage your logistics, contact us today for a free Transportation Cost Analysis.