How to Make a Good Logistics Plan
Everyone knows about the importance of doing logistics planning, right?! After all, logistics is fundamental for the good functioning of the company, so it is vital to have total organization so that internal and external processes work properly.
Thinking about it, we decided to select some tips, so that you can understand a bit about good logistics planning.
Have Reliable and Good Suppliers
Every company needs to get products and materials needed to produce its product. In the case of services, the company also needs good suppliers. Project managers are always on the lookout for product quality, but that is not always enough. For the correct choice, it is necessary to evaluate other things, such as: cost x benefit, quality of transportation and delivery, fulfillment of promised deadlines, the distance that the supplier is from the company, etc. Analyzing all these items together will lead you to choose the best logistics provider for your company.
Optimize Inventory Management
A very large or very small stock poses a problem for the company as it is dangerous to run out of stock or have stranded stock. Large stocks also increase storage costs and make stocking more difficult. That is why inventory management is such an important factor in the logistics industry. Several metrics are used to help decide how much demand the stock can meet, identifying when to order more product for inventory, etc. The metrics serve to quantitatively measure everything that has been addressed above.
Integrate the Company Divisions
Even if the company has good suppliers and good inventory control, without efficient communication between all the areas involved in the logistics process, things will not go as expected. Therefore, it is necessary to have the integration of the sectors of the company. Nowadays it is very common for companies to adopt an integrated management software to optimize the communication between the operation and the related areas of the company. From sale to entry into the company’s stock, everything is monitored. Cloud technology enables information to be queried from anywhere, making it easy to do business on a daily basis.
Meet Deadlines and Keep your Word
Deadlines need to be met in order to avoid losing customer confidence. The customer waits as many days as needed if this was agreed upon earlier, but if the product delays for a few days this is already a reason to lose confidence and not make another purchase in the future.
WAIVER was founded in 1989, initially working in the area of customs management and consulting and has become, over the years, a national benchmark in excellence in the operation of logistic projects involving special import and export regimes. WAIVER is present in the main Latin American countries with its own structure and dedicated partners that work with the same DNA of WAIVER Group: transform the customer’s need into differentiated logistics solutions for international events. Working with major sport events like Formula 1 and Rock in Rio, our motto is: “No matter where, we deliver.”