Transportation and logistics management boost perfect orders and reduce costs.
While a global supply chain enables companies to leverage lower cost manufacturing, there are significant challenges imposed on transportation managers in ensuring products delivered over long distances arrive on time and are distributed to the right locations. Transportation costs are typically 5-6% of a company’s revenue and a major contributor to overall product costs. Better transportation management helps companies improve their overall supply chain efficiency.
The longer lead times with global suppliers, volatile fuel prices and risks such as unavoidable delays, make estimating the cost and time associated with transportation difficult. As a result, companies incur high expedite and inventory costs.
To reduce transportation overheads and ensure that the right product reaches the right location on time, transportation managers require a centralized view into all of their transportation activities as well as the ability to understand transportation’s impact on product inventory.
Overcoming challenges in logistics and transportation
A consolidated view into logistics and transportation within the supply chain is vital to understanding, managing and balancing supply and demand, Viewlocity Technologies solutions assist transportation managers with:
– Managing long lead times and variability
– Monitoring and communicating changes in demand
– Increasing product margins
When it comes to logistics and transportation management, Viewlocity Technololgies has the solutions you need to ensure:
> Reduced overall system inventory
> Reduced supply chain operating costs
> Reduced expedited freight costs
> Enablement of lean supply chain operations
> Increased operating efficiency