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Frequently asked questions
Industrial logistics refers to management of the sourcing, storage of materials, transport and distribution of materials in the product flow from the origin to production and finally to the point of consumption. Its goal is to improve the efficiency of the overall supply chain, from raw material sourcing to dispatch of finished products to the end consumer.
Increasing costs of fuel & transport
Difficulties transporting dangerous or heavy industrial goods
Lack of accuracy in tracking transport and inventory
Lack of coordination and communication across the supply chain
Delays in delivery
Missing components or parts that makes maintaining production schedules difficult
Poor after-sales service
Meeting environmental, technical, financial and other regulatory requirements
When industrial logistics is managed well, you save on costs of storage, handling and even sourcing and quicken the flow of goods along the supply chain.
Choose a 3PL like GEODIS. Our deep knowledge of your business sector combined with this customized approach enables us to orchestrate your logistics in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
By outsourcing industrial logistics services, you get to forget about the logistics challenges and focus instead on growing your business. A third party logistics provider can manage everything from your raw material sourcing to information flows, transport coordination, inventory forecasting, after sales service, and returns.
Managing the safety of goods in-transit is a part of logistics management. When transporting industrial goods, you would want to label it right, so that it's not misplaced. Also secure the goods well once loaded onto the vehicle to prevent it from moving around too much during transit. Also add cushioning and package the goods well, especially if it's fragile or hazardous.
Technology revolutionizes your industrial logistics. It not only helps streamline the flow of goods, but also helps control financial, data, and information flows. With clear visibility and traceability of operations on the ground, you can make much more informed decisions.
Disruptive technologies like AI, IoT, blockchain, and VR can also play a huge role in improving transport & logistics efficiency.