When it comes to freight services, there is a lot of confusion for many customers and clients about what the “logistics” within freight services include. As experts in the industry, we understand the importance of breaking down this important aspect of freight services.
Firstly, what is logistics? In its most basic terms, it is the detailed process and implementation of a complex operation, where all factors are structured in a solid framework. By aligning all these factors together, the goal of the operation can be successfully executed.
When applied to the likes of freight services, the goal is the transporting of an item from one location to another. The management of the logistics (or "factors") involved in that transportation process has to be managed and assessed to achieve that goal.
Within this management service, the planning, the implementation, the execution and the control of the movement of the package is all taken into account. This though is too fine a line in which the logistical nature of freight services can be described. There is plenty of logistics to be considered when it comes to implementing and executing a solid freight transportation plan. These factors include:
• The time factor (how long will it take the item to reach one place to another)
• Cost of transportation and how it works within the client’s budget
• The characteristics of the product
• Packaging of the product or item
• The storage space required when it comes moving the item
• Method of transport and what is best for the product (this includes the three popular modes of transport: shipping, train or truck)
• Documentation of your package, your service and the location. This is important when it comes to identification of your item.
• Insurance of your items, as well as the mode of transport, the driver and all aspects of the whole process
• The importing and exporting rules and regulations of certain states
• Working with other employees and management throughout the supply chain
• Managing vendors and partners to assure the transport process is smooth
• As well as the added responsibility of mitigating risk and expenditures
These are the key logistical factors that have to be considered when it comes to executing a perfect freight service. By analysing and breaking down all of these factors, freight broker services (such as Freight Broker Australia) are able to construct a solid plan and implement it so that your transportation process is effective and efficient.