Understand how a company’s logistics processes work

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Defining logistical processes is a challenge that is becoming increasingly complex, as companies and production chains evolve in search of excellence in the execution of the tasks involved, since they need to ensure competitiveness.

However, there are tools, resources and methods that can facilitate your work in overcoming and inspiring to achieve the desired level of effectiveness. The work needs to be constant and dedicated, but the payoff is great. Check out the details and know the help you can count on! 

The importance of logistical processes

A good definition of the logistical processes is essential to structure the operation and guarantee operational efficiency, which, in turn, is a requirement for the company to deliver a good experience to its customers.

When designing the processes, it is possible to train the team and control the performance results through indicators, which allows the identification of possible failures and the correction of these problems. In this way, the company is able to define its improvement priorities, continuously improving processes.

Another determining point is that this elaboration has a strong optimization effect, which is essential to eliminate losses and guarantee profitability. Poorly designed processes generate unnecessary costs, rework and waste, as well as problems with routes and delivery delays.

The steps of the logistical processes

Now that we remember the importance of processes, we can list their main steps, which we will do in the subtopics below.

Receipt of goods

At this stage, it is necessary to define the registration and checking procedures, in order to ensure compliance with the order and the provision of data for the correction of any faults or distortions.

Cargo handling

A fundamental step to avoid losses and handling problems. This is one of the procedures, which requires more attention and care.

Storage

It involves all methods of protection and control, seeking to ensure the conservation and preservation of the integrity of each item, in addition to controlling the location of each stocked merchandise.

Picking

It is the procedure for separating and preparing to send each delivery order.

Dispatch

It involves the loading conference and the organization of transport vehicles.

Distribution

It includes all the methods and systems used to distribute the products.

The technological structure of processes

To enable the perfect functioning of the processes it is essential to have the right technologies, mainly because they no longer work in isolation. The integration between the various members of a chain, including customers and suppliers, has become essential to guarantee a good flow of products, agile and accurate.

As we remain attentive to the demands of the sector at all times, as knowing them is fundamental for us to develop solutions capable of meeting them, we can say that this structuring depends, basically, on the way we collect and treat the data and tools that we apply to facilitate procedures.

For example, it is necessary to guarantee security from the base. For instance, the development of mechanisms to avoid errors and data inconsistency, and the viability of its use in real time. Thus, these characteristics are determinant for the response time to the various requests that occur on the day-to-day, especially tracking and record delivery, which we automate with our mobile application.

In summary, logistical processes are previously defined in a system according to the best practices adopted by the market. Based on theory and practice, they provide process models that, once defined by the leaders, need to be respected by the team in their core structure, ensuring that they do not undergo changes that have not been determined.

Do you want to know how all this can work in your routine? Get in touch with our team right now! 

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