Friday, July 1, 2011

Components to Examine when Developing a Logistics Strategy

Transportation: Does the current transportation strategies help service levels?

Outsourcing: What outsourcing is used in the logistics function? Would a partnership with a third party logistics company improve service levels?

Logistics Systems: Do the current logistics systems provide the level of data that is required to successfully implement a logistics strategy or are new systems required?

Competitors: Review what the competitors offer. Can changes to the company’s customer service improve service levels?

Information: Is the information that drives the logistics organization real-time and accurate? If the data is inaccurate then the decisions that are made will be in error.

Strategy Review: Are the objectives of the logistics organization in line with company objectives and strategies.


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