- On September 6, 2020
A product goes through various stages of logistics, starting from the production of the product in the factory to the delivery of the product to customers. The product manufacturer has to go through different challenges for different phases when it comes to logistics. Some of the main logistics problems faced by Bangladeshi companies’ are-
1. Unplanned logistics system
2. Inadequacy of professional transportation service provider
3. Mismanagement of own transportation system
4. Failure to deliver goods on time due to untimely delivery of trucks
It is often seen that such problems are exacerbated by the fact that the logistics system of an organization has more processes than required. So in this case it is necessary to make the operational process as efficient as possible. If products are supplied from different factories in different parts of the country at the same time, then having an efficient supply system is not enough; If any problem arises with it, the logistics system has to be developed in such a way that it can come up with quick solutions.
Here are some notable solutions that will help make your organization’s logistics system more efficient:
There is no substitute for proper planning to reduce costs and avoid overtime in emergency product deliveries. Collecting goods, modernizing storage facilities, building hassle-free delivery systems, all of these can be controlled by developing a coherent planning system.
Usage of Digital Logistics Service
In this era of automation, it is possible to reduce both time and cost very easily by transporting goods through the use of digital logistics services. The digital logistics platform has a database of available trucks for all points across the country, so it is possible to get trucks from nearby points, and there is a definite possibility of getting trucks for all routes from one medium all the time. This eliminates the hassle of communicating with more than one place for hiring a truck and saves a lot of time.
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Ensuring arrangement of transportation alternatives
If you don’t know more than one way to hire a truck to transport goods for your organization, you need to think about this right now. Due to market demand and instability, it is not always possible for conventional transport providers to deliver trucks on time for all routes. In this case, the company providing digital logistics services can act as a one-stop solution for your organization’s transportation needs.
On the other hand if your organization has its own trucks, or some known truck hiring platforms, it will become easy to solve transportation problems in time.
If one develops one’s own transport system, many problems can be solved through proper management and supervision. With the help of regular truck servicing, skilled drivers and arranging return trips using digital logistics services, it is possible to ensure maximum use of your own transport system, which will play an effective role as an alternative solution to your transportation problems.
Creating guidelines consistent with the company’s supply chain system
Each company has its own unique supply chain system, to deliver the product to the customers. Therefore, every organization should create logistical guidelines in line with their operational activities, which will create a clear idea of the supply chain management of the organization among all employees.
Proper warehouse management is needed to build effective logistics. It is important to make sure that proper conservation measures are taken in accordance with product type. E.g. In case of perishable products, it is important to have a flawless refrigeration system, ensuring proper temperature in the warehouse, packaging to help store the product, etc.
There are also a number of other things that you can do to create an effective logistics system:
1. Build the warehouse near the main road or in a place where large vehicles can move easily.
2. Maintain good coordination between CNF and the organization’s own logistics department for hassle-free loading of goods from border areas or ports.
3. Plan in advance which truck will arrive for loading or unloading of goods and inform the logistics provider accordingly – so that there is no jam during loading and unloading of goods.
4. Proper supervision of how much inventory there is at a given time and how much cargo will be moved through trucks.
5. In case of sending goods to more than one dealer, the point at which the product will be unloaded first is placed at the back of the truck and it is complied with in order. This makes it possible to save unwanted hassle and time while unloading the product.
In order to build an effective logistics system, proper implementation of the aforementioned issues is as important as adapting to the latest technology and innovative methods.
These tips will be helpful for you in managing effective logistics only when you solve these issues in harmony with your supply chain system through proper use of technology.