LOGISTICS ANALYSIS

Planning, organising, and managing the flow of goods and services

LOGISTICS ANALYSIS

Logistics is the process of planning, organizing, and managing the flow of goods and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption.

It is more often a complex and multifaceted process that involves a variety of stakeholders, including suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and customers.

Our Logistics Analysis package make sense of it all and provides sensible, cost effective recommendations for your organisation.

There are two main approaches to logistics: 

  1. Outsourcing 
  2. In-house

Outsourcing logistics means hiring a third-party company (often referred to as 3PL) to manage all or part of your logistics operations. In-house logistics means managing your logistics operations yourself. It is also possible to have a hybrid of these two options.

There are a number of factors to consider when deciding whether to outsource or in-house your logistics operations. These factors include:

  • The size and complexity of your business: If you are a small business, you may not have the resources to manage your logistics operations in-house. In this case, outsourcing may be a better option.
  • Your level of expertise: If you do not have the expertise to manage your logistics operations in-house, outsourcing may be a better option.
  • Your budget: Outsourcing logistics can be more expensive than managing your logistics operations in-house. However, outsourcing can also save you money in the long run by freeing up your resources to focus on other areas of your business.

Outsourcing doesn’t mean you lose control. With the correct partner and agreed KPI’s, outsourcing can free up valuable internal resources where you need only focus on overseeing the logistics solution.   

Cost of operation

The cost of operating a logistics operation will vary depending on a number of factors, including the size and complexity of your business, the type of goods you are shipping, and the distance the goods are traveling. However, some of the most common costs associated with logistics operations include:

Implications for Setting Up Localised Logistic Hubs

The decision of whether or not to set up localised logistic hubs will depend on a number of factors, including the size and complexity of your business, the type of goods you are shipping, the geographic markets you serve and the channels that you operate. There are a number of potential benefits to setting up localised logistic hubs, including:

  • Improved customer service: By having localized logistic hubs, you can improve customer service by reducing shipping times and providing faster access to customer support.
  • Reduced costs: By having localized logistic hubs, you can reduce costs by consolidating shipments, negotiating better rates with carriers, and avoiding tariffs and other taxes.
  • Increased flexibility: By having localized logistic hubs, you can increase flexibility by being able to respond more quickly to changes in demand and market conditions.

Conclusion

Logistics is a complex and multifaceted process that can have a significant impact on the success of your business. By carefully considering the factors involved in outsourcing or in-house logistics, you can make the best decision for your business. By understanding the cost of operating a logistics operation, you can develop a budget that meets your needs. By considering the implications of setting up localised logistic hubs, either in-house or outsourced, you can make the best informed decisions for your business.

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