Regardless of what industry and expertise, a company’s main goal boils down to two objectives. At the end of the day, all companies aim to gain more profit and decrease their capital expenses.
With this main concept, businesses and companies answer to the main challenge of reducing capital expenses, operating costs, to protect margins, without really sacrificing and compromising the quality of their products or services.
In fact, more and more businesses acknowledge this and have attempted to improve the productivity of their facilities without much success. Some company owners think that a certain level of excellent service or high quality product has an expensive price to pay. But, the truth is, it’s actually not the case for everyone. The secret is knowing how to manage the resources properly, including reaping the benefits of a fully-productive logistics plan and implementation.
In order to run an efficient logistics operation, it’s is crucial to establish seamless communication within your supply chain with the goal of improving it in the long run. Indeed, no single unit or department of a company can do it alone. Regardless of how flawless a system to improve the productivity of logistics is, if it is not fully understood, followed, and observed by all members of the team, all the efforts will not be worth it.
Another key element in ensuring efficiency in logistics is having and establishing a clear set of procedure standards. Following the essence of communication, companies should make sure and prioritize to develop their own set of rules and procedure standards so that there will be no wasted time and resources in the long run. Companies should also be smart enough to know which strategies work and which don’t, so they can improve as they go along.
Most importantly, businesses should not neglect their employees’ welfare and driving force during the whole process. Many companies think of their workers as mere machines in a assembly line, which can cause more problems—both in logistics, production, and of course, company-employee relationship.
Lastly, companies should keep in mind that their employees should continue to grow, if they want their business to grow bigger as well.
How can companies ensure that they are following a smooth strategy to a better logistics productivity? This infographic by Harris Myers Team From ALBA explores further the five fool-proof tricks on how to achieve this goal.
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Info-Graphic Reference : http://www.albalogistics.com/2017/09/22/the-5-secrets-of-productivity-in-logistics/