The logistics chain in any operation is difficult to manage. It requires efficiency, keen organization, preparation to anticipate problems and the ability to execute contingency plans. It’s important that you keep yourself sharp, have the right partners, and adopt the following practices in order to excel.
"Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat the luckier you get."
Reducing Supply Chain LOGISTICS COSTS
Keeping a cool head is essential. Being able to think on the fly and come up with temporary solutions is key to keeping things in your supply chain flowing smoothly.
Cultivate Strong Relationships
Logistics managers know that their entire operation is only as strong as the weakest link in the supply chain. Take great pains to forge strong and honest relationships with suppliers and vendors.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Which is cheapest? In general, water is cheaper than an air shipment. Rail is more cost effective than trucking or air. Multiple quotes can help you calulate the most cost effective means to achieve your goals.
The harder we work, the luckier you get! We've found that good things happen in business not because of luck, but because of hard work, experience and effective planning. We all understand that things can change or get interrupted, but our team's experience and attention to detail will keep things moving smoothly and on time.
Our objective is crystal clear - your products, in your hands, when you need them.
Building in sufficient time for production and shipping helps eliminate the possibility of delays in the supply chain. If the plan is well thought out, there is little chance of failure or breakdown along the way. Focus on eliminating the variables.
Whenever possible it's best to consolidate shipments to save on delivery costs and to help prevent potential importing delays.
Control Expedited Costs
When running into a supply chain issue, take time to calcutate clearly to determine the amount of goods that are needed immediately and have the balance of the shipment sent using standard service.