List of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Companies
Bollore LogisticsWE DELIVER GLOBAL LOGISTICS.
Bolloré Logistics is a global leader in international transport & logistics. Constantly adapting to its customers' changing needs, the company has enriched its expertise to become a tier-one supply chain partner and one of the top 10 transport and logistics companies in the world with the largest integra ... read more about Bollore Logistics"Promises made, promises not kept - service non existent - disappointing experience"Esmerilda Cooks, HR Manager at Labucon Resources (Pty) Ltd< $25/hr10000+Argentina
Emerald FreightGloabl Logistics Solutions
Emerald Freight Express is premier independent Forwarder, established in 1981 by Mr Owen O’Brien & the Late Mr Tom Freeney to serve –– – , with a full range of multi modal transportation services and 3PL Logistics. The 30th September 2 ... read more about Emerald Freight"Zero response - dont waste your time"Dave Casey< $25/hr10 - 491981Ireland
OEC GroupOur Expertise, Your Advantage.
Founded in 1981, OEC Group had a vision to provide comprehensive logistics services to clients. Today OEC Group serves destinations throughout the world and has grown into one of the leading logistics providers from Asia to North America. Our annual cargo volume has consistently put us in the top position for Transpaci ... read more about OEC Group"Most dishonest, unethical, and unprofessional freight forwarder. No regard for their customers and only concerned about their bottom line."Justin Grebasch, CEO at at Thermally Broken Steel USA< $25/hr250 - 9991981United States
Transco CargoWarehousing & Distribution
Backed by 20+ years of expertise & experience in the international freight & logistics service industry, Transco Cargo has become a leading company offering a range of logistics management services. Our extensive experience allows us to tailor make logistics & transport solutions to the specifications of ou ... read more about Transco Cargo"Disturbing"Tania Bartholomeusz$50 - $99/hr50 - 249Australia
JTM Cargo ManagementAS AN AUSTRALIAN TRUSTED TRADER
JTM Cargo Management can provide logistics solutions, carrying out any cargo movement smoothly and efficiently by exceeding the expectations of our clients. With over 22 years of experience in both local and international air freight forwarding, international ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage and supply ... read more about JTM Cargo Management"PLEASE AVOID JTM AT ANY COST"Rakesh Babu$25 - $49/hr10 - 492010Australia
Bayus CargoEASE AT EVERY TURN
First of all thank you for trusting our professional cargo assistance since our inception in 1999. What I began as a one man show 20 years ago in Kerobokan - Bali, Today, Bayus Cargo Bali is amongst the leader in Indonesia’s freight forwarding industry. We have helped millions of people to securely deliver v ... read more about Bayus Cargo"THEFT BE WARNED"Marion Orr< $25/hr2 - 91999Indonesia
Corlett Express TruckingFreight Delivery, Moving Companies Utah
Corlett Express Trucking was founded in June, 2000 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Starting out with just two tractors, four trailers, and four employees, we have since expanded and now have terminals located throughout the state — along with the ability to provide fast, safe, and damage-free service to even the mo ... read more about Corlett Express Trucking"Avoid this shipper"kevin bisiar$25 - $49/hr10 - 492000United States
Planet Express TransportSafer, cleaner, easier, transport
Planet Express Transport is a Trucking and Logistics Company based in Surrey, BC. We are strategically located within minutes from US Border, Ocean Ports, Ferry Terminals, and Vancouver International Airport."Rear ended by driver at above highway speeds destroyed my career and lifestyle"Chris Hargrave, Mechanic at Budget Brake & Muffler Auto Centres< $25/hr2 - 9Canada
Independent Landstar Agentcommitted to your Success
Interstar Transportation Services, Inc. specializes in providing freight shipping solutions whenever and wherever you need them. As an independent Landstar agency, we have access to one of the largest logistics networks in the industry, which means your business has access to this vast network too. We are committed ... read more about Independent Landstar Agent"TONU"Elmer Yoder$200 - $300/hr1,000 - 9,9991988United States
FREJA Transport & LogisticsLOGISTICS SOLUTIONS FOR A WORLD IN MOTION
FREJA Transport & Logistics - logistics solutions for a world in motion! “Maintaining quality is the key factor. You’ve got to keep to your agreements, be open, honest and constantly comply with your customers’ wishes.” These words spoken by the founder of FREJA 35 years ago still form the b ... read more about FREJA Transport & Logistics"Very bad company the worste in many years of profession"Maurizio Cosimo Ortuso, TEACHER at Stockholms stad$50 - $99/hr50 - 2491985Denmark, Poland
LogisticGuru LimitedFast, Secure and Reliable World Wide
LogisticGuru Pvt. Ltd. is a leading Logistics company caters instant Online Transportation & packing and moving Services to move the Goods/Vehicle at your destination with the high quality of shipment at competitive remuneration. Our goal to deliver both part load and full load solutions of your consignment across ... read more about LogisticGuru Limited"Pathetic, unprofessional, poor sense of customer service, sense of responsibility "Yudhishthir Bhojwani, Owner at Disha Textech$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492017India
DPX LogisticsSending items abroad. Save more than EMS.
DPX logistics is a logistics service company. by providing a comprehensive service Worldwide international air express Through world-class standard shipping agents such as DHL TNT and TOLL Global Express, domestic express delivery, door-to-door and fulfillment services for various businesses. Wi ... read more about DPX Logistics"Worst service experience & rude staff. Pathetic service, doesn’t know how to talk to customers"M. Asadullah Khan, CEO & Founder at Craftsmen ExportsNA50 - 249Thailand
Velocity FreightABOUT VELOCITY FREIGHT SERVICES PVT LTD
We believe in providing an innovative, cost and time effective solutions in every logistical moment we undertake. We pride ourselves in our approach of service delivery – always thinking ahead and developing innovative customised solutions for each and every client of ours. This is a practice we apply across ever ... read more about Velocity Freight"Pathetic company!"Bindu Mittal$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492016India
LeverXBring your business to a new level of development
LeverX is an international company and a global system integrator that specializes in SAP implementation and customization. For over 19 years, it has been sustaining a reliable and reputable partnership with SAP. LeverX's deep expertise is based on successful cooperation with SAP as a Preferred Vendor since 2004. A ... read more about LeverX"Their commitment to providing reliable and efficient IT solutions was evident throughout the entire project, and we consider them to be a highly reliable IT partner for our future cooperation. "Renars Jansons , CIO at Skonto Group$50 - $99/hr1,000 - 9,9992003United States, Germany
TEGAXPRESS GENERAL LOGISTICS COMPANYcourier service
TEGA XPRESS is a world-class dispatch company that inspires creativity and enhances productivity. We provide fast reliable dispatch of goods. Our series of business support solutions and business ecosystem is very effective and efficient. TEGA XPRESS is run by a team of highly skilled and dedicated people committed to ... read more about TEGAXPRESS GENERAL LOGISTICS COMPANY"Very reliable logistics firm "Oguntibeju Joy, Customer Relations Manager at at Alexis Philips< $25/hr2 - 92020Nigeria
ITC InfotechBusiness-friendly Solutions
ITC Infotech is a leading global technology services and solutions provider, led by Business and Technology Consulting. ITC Infotech provides business-friendly solutions to help clients succeed and be future-ready, by seamlessly bringing together digital expertise, strong industry specific alliances and the unique abil ... read more about ITC Infotech"I see the relationship with the ITC Infotech being a very strong one for many years to come."Paul Johnson , Chief Operating and Information Officer at PIB GroupNA10000+2000India, United Kingdom
FMi LogisticsCanada’s most trusted logistics partner
Outsource your commercial warehousing and freight management services to FMi Logistics. We are Canada’s most trusted logistics partner. Do you need real-time reporting and on-time delivery? Do you want to reduce your costs and increase your profits? Gain peace-of-mind with our reliable service. FMi will ... read more about FMi Logistics< $25/hr10 - 491996Canada
eCubixThe Growth Catalyst
We provide smart solutions for Business Transformation in the area of manufacturing, supply chain, sales & Infrastructure services. Our solutions offer Digital Enterprise, Industrial IoT, Data Science & Analytics to clients worldwide. The Result: Process efficiency & Real-time a ... read more about eCubix$50 - $99/hr50 - 2492006India, Singapore
Chain Logistics ServicesStable,independent,fast growing freight forwarder.
Chain Logistics Services is a team of dedicated professionals having distinct experience in Maritime, supply chain and logistics industries. It has been our constant endeavour to provide first class, highly competitive services to our clients. By monitoring and responding to our client’s needs, Chain Logistics ... read more about Chain Logistics Services< $25/hr2 - 92011United Kingdom
OBS LogisticsPowering your entire supply chain.
Leading organisations with warehouse or transport operations rely on CALIDUS Total Logistics to provide complete supply chain visibility and competitive advantage. Our best-of-breed logistics software is used to support logistics operations ranging in size and complexity from single site operations throu ... read more about OBS Logistics< $25/hr50 - 2491999United Kingdom
ACCESS WAREHOUSINGStrongest Distribution Network
Our Company makes business flow. As one of the India’s leading non-asset- based supply chain management companies, we design and implement industry-leading solutions in both freight management and contract logistics. Over 200 plus of dedicated employees, working in various regional clusters around the globe, deli ... read more about ACCESS WAREHOUSING< $25/hr2 - 9India
ETA LOGISTICSDedicated specialists taking care of your products
This is ETA's LinkedIn page for customers, suppliers and supporters. At ETA we believe in more effective ways to serve our customers; we provide unique tailor made solutions to streamline customers freight and supply chains. To find out more, please visit our website or get in touch with our team for a chat to see ... read more about ETA LOGISTICS< $25/hr10 - 492012United Kingdom
GlaucusOn Time. In Full. Always
Glaucus Supply Chain Solutions has been founded by a team with exhaustive experience of supply chain solutions, advisory, warehouse design and technology product development. Our vision is to be the preferred supply chain management partner for small and mid-sized companies focusing on trading, retail & wholesale d ... read more about Glaucus$50 - $99/hr50 - 2492015India
OmTrans Logistics LtdSimplifying Your Business
Om Trans is one of India's innovative logistics companies that are aimed at delivering world class logistics services to their clients. We offer real solutions and we fulfill, what we commit. To be leader in offering superior, superlative services in global logistics conductive environment. Extending excellence ... read more about OmTrans Logistics Ltd$25 - $49/hr2 - 9India
Wheel IndiaEnd to End Supply Chain Solutions
Wheelindia SCM Solutions Pvt. Ltd. was established in the year 1995. We have a large network of offices spread across 12 major cities around the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Indore, Hyderabad, Noida and Alwar. We are empowered by a talented and enthusiastic pool of Direct a ... read more about Wheel India$50 - $99/hr50 - 2491998India
Archway is a leading provider of marketing logistics, fulfillment services and supply chain management solutions. We help brands achieve greater return on marketing execution and product distribution with tailored solutions that drive financial efficiencies, grow revenue and increase profitability.$100 - $149/hr250 - 9991952Canada
MTE LogistixFlexible Client Solutions
MTE offers 3PL and contract warehousing in Edmonton and Calgary, providing short- and long-term warehouse storage, order fulfillment and distribution. With almost 2 million sq. ft of space, 20+ rail doors and 200+ dock doors between our 9 Edmonton & Calgary warehouse facilities, we can handle any volume. MTE Logist ... read more about MTE Logistix$50 - $99/hr50 - 2491925Canada
B2B LogisticsCUTTING-EDGE LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS
B2B Logistics is a leading Indian logistics and freight forwarding company. Established in 2014, the organization leverages the 20+ years of experience and technical know-how of its founders’ to offer cutting-edge logistics solutions for clients across domains. Since inception, the company has rapidly expanded it ... read more about B2B Logistics< $25/hr2 - 92014India
SCITHE LOGICAL CHOICE FOR YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN
As a 3PL partner that is trusted by clients in the retail, e-commerce, technology, and healthcare sectors, SCI provides end-to-end supply chain solutions that improve their clients’ business results and customer satisfaction. SCI operates the most extensive national distribution and transportation network in the ... read more about SCI$100 - $149/hr250 - 999Canada
Future Supply Chain SolutionsYour supply chain decides where you stand
FSC is one of India’s largest organised third-party supply chain and logistics service provider. We offer automated and IT-enabled warehousing, distribution and other logistics solutions to a wide range of customers. Our service offerings, warehousing structure, pan-India distribution network, “hub-and-s ... read more about Future Supply Chain Solutions$100 - $149/hr1,000 - 9,9992007India
Mactrans Logistics3PL provider
Mactrans logistics offers new logistics strategies, hands-on operations experience and access to the resources that meet our client’s needs. We provide the insight required to get the most out of our clients’ supply chains. Our group of dedicated transportation experts have carrier and distribution experien ... read more about Mactrans Logistics< $25/hr10 - 492008Canada
Mahindra LogisticsCost Effective Methods
Mahindra Logistics Limited (MLL) is a portfolio company of Mahindra Partners, the USD 1 billion private equity division of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group. At MLL we provide integrated third party supply chain and people transport solutions, to companies across a diverse cross section of industries. We specialise i ... read more about Mahindra Logistics$300+/hr10000+2007India
Keele Warehousing & LogisticsWarehousing & Distribution in Toronto
Keele Warehousing is a provider of third party supply chain solutions. Our full-service warehousing, distribution and transportation solutions enable us to offer you a value-added partnership based on economies of scale. This quickly translates into greater efficiencies and reduced costs for you and your customers. The ... read more about Keele Warehousing & Logistics< $25/hr10 - 49Canada
Metro Supply Chain GroupLarge Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care
The Metro Supply Chain Group of Companies is the largest Canadian owned provider of third party logistics (3PL) across Canada. Its services are rapidly expanding into to the United States and the United Kingdom with nearly 1,000 new team members in the last year alone. We maintain our small business roots with a flat o ... read more about Metro Supply Chain Group$50 - $99/hr50 - 2491974Canada
Hybrid LogisticsLogistics Simplified
Hybrid Logistics Solutions is a privately owned logistics provider, with a team with more than 20 years of experience, we provide Ltl, FTL and Expedited transportation to our customers in Mexico, USA and Canada. At Hybrid we deliver solutions that are anchored in both experience and proven methodologies so your interna ... read more about Hybrid Logistics< $25/hr10 - 492013Canada
LIDDCapital is Precious. Make Better Decisions.
LIDD is a leading supply chain consulting firm that helps companies build world-class facilities and structure their operations to respond to market demands. Founded in 2009, we work across North America and Asia, with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles and Seoul. Our team of consultants, analysts, designers, br ... read more about LIDD< $25/hr10 - 492009Canada
SK LogisticsPREFERRED CHOICE OF PHARMA & HEALTHCARE COMPANIES
SK Logistics is a one stop solution for all your pharmaceutical warehousing, transportation and repackaging needs. We operate under the legacy of the SK Group, that has been a key player in the pharmaceutical industry since 1932. SK Logistics has a range of established warehouses in Maharashtra and plans are underwa ... read more about SK Logistics$25 - $49/hr50 - 2492009India
JUSDA Supply Chain ManagementMore Than Your Expectation
JUSDA is the only authorized supply chain management platform service company of Foxconn Technology Group and has accumulated nearly 20 years of experience in lean supply chain management, focusing on end-to-end supply chain integration in the whole process for manufacturing industry ,upstream from raw material to fini ... read more about JUSDA Supply Chain Management$100 - $149/hr1,000 - 9,9992014India
AgilityLogistics to connect your world.
Agility’s story parallels the rise of emerging markets in the global economy. The company got its start as a local warehousing provider in Kuwait and grew to become the largest logistics company in the Middle East. It acquired more than 40 logistics brands around the world, some in business since the mid-1800s. A ... read more about Agility< $25/hr10000+1979United Kingdom, Australia
TecsysEquipping supply chain greatness.
Tecsys is a global provider of transformative supply chain solutions that equip growing organizations with industry-leading services and tools to achieve operational greatness.$100 - $149/hr250 - 9991983Canada
ProConnect Supply ChainA package of end to end supply chain solutions.
At ProConnect, part of USD 6.5 billion Redington Group, we provide end-to-end supply chain solutions to over 160 leading brands across Industry verticals. As a warehousing and supply chain specialist we offer a lot more than just the ability to support your business operations with a well-planned and sophisticated c ... read more about ProConnect Supply Chain$150 - $199/hr1,000 - 9,9992012India
KD ServicesA passion for your vision
KD Services is a Third-Party Logistics Provider specializing in contract packaging and fulfillment services. We are GMP compliant and ISO9001:2015 certified. Since 1995, we have established ourselves among our clients as an integral link of their value chain. We operate in the consumer goods market and we specialize in ... read more about KD Services< $25/hr10 - 491995Canada
TVS Supply Chain Solutions LimitedIntegrated Logistics Solutions
TVS Supply Chain Solutions Limited (Formally known as TVS Logistics Services Limited) is part of the TVS Group, one of the country’s most respected business groups with a turnover of more than US $8.5 billion. TVS Supply Chain Solutions Limited (TVS SCS) with a legacy of 100 years was started as a business unit o ... read more about TVS Supply Chain Solutions Limited$300+/hr10000+2004India
GCSLogistics. We deliver.
GCS are one of the leading independent express and overnight road service providers, operating exclusively between the UK and Ireland. Our LinkedIn page provides access to developments in our Irish, Technical Logistics, global freight and eCommerce services. It will also provide a conduit to relevant supply chain news ... read more about GCS< $25/hr50 - 2492004United Kingdom
PMC TransportOffers a variety of shipping and freight services
PMC Transport is a leading supplier of transport and logistics solutions in Montreal, Canada. Serving more than 180 countries, with an international network of partners and agents, we are a truly global player that offers freight forwarding worldwide.< $25/hr2 - 9Canada
The new face of forwarding since 1974 Since our founding in 1974 Unsworth has been embracing change by evolving to meet challenges and turning them into opportunities for our clients, exploring new technology to unload ships after the introduction of containerisation, launching our leading consolidation services whe ... read more about Unsworth< $25/hr50 - 2491974United Kingdom
H&S Supply Chain ServicesSupply Chain Management is our Expertise
H&S is the only Supply chain service provider in the country to offer 3.5 PL services and flexible warehouse spacing. H&S, headquartered in India with Development Centres in European Union, was born out of a dream - A dream to revolutionize the logistics and supply chain industry in India. Driven by passion and ... read more about H&S Supply Chain Services$100 - $149/hr50 - 2492015India
3DM GroupCustomized, not Compromised!
Our mission is to offer you logistic services, solutions and support of the highest calibre to improve your company’s efficiency and accelerate its growth. No matter the challenge, we’ll do whatever it takes to make sure your entire 3PL experience is not only a profitable one, but an enjoyable one as well! ... read more about 3DM Group< $25/hr10 - 491990Canada
The Supply Chain Consulting GroupExperienced Specialists.
The Supply Chain Consulting Group is the new name for Gideon Hillman Consulting and Go Supply Chain Consulting which merged in 2018 and is established as one of the leading, UK based, Supply Chain and Logistics Consultancies operating in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA. The Supply Chain Consulting Group tea ... read more about The Supply Chain Consulting Group< $25/hr10 - 492018United Kingdom
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What is Supply Chain Management?
The supply chain is the complete process of sourcing the raw elements required to create goods, its production to delivering said products or services to customers.
The goal of having an efficient supply chain management system is to improve the performance of the supply chain system. An accurate supply chain information enables manufacturers to manufacture and distribute the exact amount of merchandise required by customers. Supply chain systems aid manufacturers and retailers to manage excess inventory, which in turn reduces the cost of manufacturing, shipping, and storing unsold products.
What Are the Different Elements of Supply Chain Management?
There are six components of Supply chain management:
- Returning Goods
Before manufacturing, businesses need to formulate a plan and supervise all necessary resources to satisfy customers' demand for products or services. In the planning stage, logistics and supply chain management companies design an effective supply chain system and decide upon metrics in order to meet the enterprise's and customer's objectives.
Sourcing deals with the acquisition of raw materials and services required to manufacture the product. After subcontracting supply chain management companies, the supply chain managers focus on processes, such as ordering, managing inventory, authorizing payments, etc.
Supply chain companies regulate the requirement of raw materials, manufacturing, quality assurance, packaging, and schedule delivery. Before the production begins, enterprises also calculate expected production output, worker productivity, and quality of the commodities.
It deals with scheduling delivery, coordinating customer orders, dispatching goods, invoicing, and payments. Businesses may outsource their logistics department or create their own delivery systems depending on their requirements and finances.
5. Returning Goods
The business needs to design a responsive and flexible shipping network to manage products returned by patrons. The commodities, at times, are returned, either due to it being defective, wrongly ordered, or currently not required by the clients. If the merchandise is faulty, it is reworked or scrapped. Whereas, if it is not required or incorrectly ordered by clients, the enterprise can store it in the warehouse for sale.
A well-maintained inventory is crucial in supply chain management. It monitors the flow of goods from the manufacturing unit to warehouses to the point of sales/return. Based on the demand for the product, companies need to continually update the raw materials, ready goods as well as returned items.
What Is the Importance of Supply Chain Management?
There are several benefits to supply chain management:
1. Better Efficiency:
By integrating an efficient supply chain management system will assist businesses in predicting the demand for specific products. It is essential in fulfilling the requirements of the customers. Supply chain & logistics companies help clients adjust to the dynamic and fluctuating market, hence improving the efficiency rate.
Supply chain management offers better cost management by maintaining the inventory system, stocking the finished goods as well as managing distributors and vendors. It is also vital in improving the system’s responsiveness to the customer’s requirements. This will subsequently reduce overall business expenditure.
3. Build Cooperation:
Supply chain management links up all the communicating points, such as production units, distribution units, vendors, etc. improving collaboration amongst them. It also gives organizations access to track the activities between the suppliers and distributors. This accelerates other tasks such as forecasts, reporting, order statuses, quotations, and other transportations plans in real-time.
4. Risk Mitigation:
Businesses need to assess risks and liabilities before investing in a plan. Logistics and supply chain management companies can predict favorable and unfavorable outcomes in order to avoid system failure. It also plays a crucial role in ensuring workplace safety, quality of the product, and maintaining relationships with different departments.
5. Enhanced Data Visibility:
Supply chain management helps display crucial data enabling decision-makers to make informed decisions. Several supply chain & logistics companies offer simplified reporting solutions to ensure that the managers can view and assess valuable data quickly and employ strategies to change the inputs that best match the business goals.
What Are the Benefits of Outsourcing Supply Chain Management?
Several companies opt to outsource various stages of supply chain logistics to third-party service providers to maximize the profitability of the business. Let’s explore some of the significant benefits of outsourcing supply chain solutions.
1. Focus on Core Business:
Supply chain & logistics companies can consume precious hours, which can otherwise be used for marketing, building customer relationships, and formulating new ideas. Since supply chain companies will oversee the supply and distribution, business owners can allocate more time to further strengthening the business. Hiring one of the top supply chain companies will allow your employees to focus on core tasks and be more productive, thereby helping the business in gaining long-term success.
2. Reduced operational cost:
Supply chain management demands extensive infrastructure, overhead, sampling, staffing, and other such costs. Therefore, it is more cost-effective to subcontract supply chain solutions to a reliable third-party instead of setting up an in-house system. The best supply chain companies use their in-depth knowledge and field expertise to reduce the overall expenses. They offer services such as procuring less expensive materials, inventory management, transportation optimization, etc. to control expenditure.
The best supply chain and logistics companies have access to high-end tools and technologies for managing the entire system in a better manner. This helps their clients to adapt to changing market trends and consumer preferences quickly. Moreover, by outsourcing, businesses can expand or downsize rapidly without worrying about other aspects, such as infrastructure or staffing constraints.
4. Better Resources:
Outsourcing supply chain logistics offers businesses access to highly skilled staff and advanced technology. Moreover, companies can judge the credibility of the service providers and hire multiple supply chain companies to get the best from each partner or select a single associate that matches their various criteria, such as location, budget, field expertise, etc.
5. Meet Customer Demand:
The outsourced logistics company is responsible for supplying the products required by customers. They will ensure that the raw material planning meets production schedules. The supply chain analysts are also capable of predicting any rise or fall in demand in order to run the production and distribution departments efficiently.
Which Are the Most Prominent Supply Chain Management Trends?
There are several technologies and trends is expected to affect supply chain management positively:
1. Robotic Automation:
Integrating robotic automation enables organizations to deploy smart bots to automate operational business processes. These tools are intelligent agents capable of performing repetitive tasks, eliminating human error, thereby reducing overhead. Robotic process automation allows easy integration of multiple software, systems, etc. used throughout the supply chain. RPA also results in faster turnaround helping build a successful business.
2. Cloud Platforms:
Integrating a cloud platform into supply chain management can centralize information while reducing cost and ensuring data security. Data serves as a crucial asset while dealing with supply chain and logistics services, and cloud solutions can ensure that the information is easily accessible by authorized personnel. Cloud platforms can accommodate inventory or warehouse management, manage transportations, orders, and demand forecasting, as well as supplier relationships. Cloud computing improves the entire supply chain by streamlining manual business operations to automated platforms.
3. Artificial Intelligence:
Integrating AI and machine learning can help businesses in enhancing supply chain analytics, demand forecasting, and predictive maintenance. Artificial Intelligence can improve different operations, such as Virtual Assistant, Data analysis, and software solutions, reducing human errors. Moreover, AI in logistics will lead to faster and more accurate shipping solutions. This reduces lead times as well as transportation and labor expenses.
Blockchain technology ensures a permanent and tamper-proof account of the information that a cluster of computers manages. Since a single entity does not own it, every party can be sure of the integrity of the system. Blockchain guarantees the security of the data shared amongst the vendors, production teams, purchasing departments, sales, distribution as well as customers. The technology offers many advantages, including smart contracts to enhance transparency, authentication, and limit fraud.
Companies must distinguish and manage the risk in their supply chain solutions in order to protect their interests as well as the interests of their clients and end-users. This can be guaranteed by implementing a fully tailored cybersecurity system. It further identifies the software security vulnerabilities in supply chain management systems and rectifies them to avoid substantial harm to the business.
Which Are Essential Supply Chain Services?
The following are the top 5 different types of supply chain management tools essential for optimizing the entire supply chain:
1. Shipping Services:
Shipping services offer real-time alerts to provide timely information on all freighting activities. Shipping companies enable purchasing and printing shipping labels right off the computer. The best shipping solutions can easily integrate with popular carriers to provide up-to-date shipping estimates. Moreover, businesses can receive a wide range of shipping alternatives, all at different velocities, from different shippers, offering various advantages.
2. Warehouse Management Services:
Warehouse management companies can aid businesses in determining how and where to store specific materials, products, and equipment to optimize the flow of the warehouse. These agencies have advanced warehousing tools offer several different features; some of the examples are:
- Floor Simulators - It allows users to create floor plans within the system.
- RFID Tagging - This offers real-time data on the inventory.
- Automatic Reordering - It ensures that the inventory is always up-to-date.
3. Fulfillment Services:
Fulfillment service automatizes the processes of data collection, decision-making, and monitoring changes in compliance requirements and integrating it properly into the whole system. Fulfillment companies also deal with compliance solutions to ensure that company-owners can make decisions dealing with the company’s legal and financial integrity. The major operations performed by compliance tools are:
- Internal audit
- Quality management
- Risk registers
- Finance and operations
- Regulatory compliance and reputation
4. Logistics Services:
Third-party logistics companies assist in creating route plans for shipments ensuring that correct carriers are selected. They further expedite shipments via better shipment planning and automate functions concerning paperwork and load planning. Logistics firms additionally suggest the best routes and monitor the status of drivers and vehicles while ensuring that the goods reach customers on time.
5. Freight Services:
Freight forwarder companies automate operations like data entry, billing, quoting, and other functions to increase efficiency, productivity, ultimately driving profit. Automation enables businesses to rapidly scale tasks to match the growth of the business accurately. A well-established freight agency offers tools capable of delivering flexible data analysis and visualization, allowing managers to make decisions best suited for the business. There are companies dealing with specific freight routes such as:
How to Shortlist Best Supply Chain Companies?
To help hire the right supply chain companies for your project, we have delineated the steps businesses must follow for the selection process:
1. Access Business Needs:
Before investing in a supply chain logistics company, it is imperative to comprehend the organization's needs. An efficient supply chain management system delivers numerous complex modules, enabling businesses to manage different business areas. These solutions may range from managing finances, production, inventory, shipping, purchasing, sales, etc. To receive the most benefits of the supply chain company, it is essential to list all the features required by the organization. Communicate with your employees to understand their daily tasks and the best functions that should be incorporated to accomplish explicit short-term and long-term goals concerning productivity, revenue, and customer service. Based on the data collection companies can easily select compliant supply chain partners.
It is vital to understand the caliber of the selected logistics company to get the best services. Research about their past projects, how have they contributed to their prior clients, their expertise in tackling complex business problems, etc. This will allow you to assess the ability of the supply chain companies accurately. You may ask the service provider to give recommendations from previous customers as proof of their services. Business owners can also check out third-party reviews and rating platforms, such as GoodFirms, to better recognize the capabilities and vulnerabilities of the prospect vendor
Before hiring a supply chain and logistics agency, the client must primarily assess their funds. You must evaluate your finances and prepare a budget outlining proper investments. Discuss and decide upon the amount you are compliant to pay and thus locate a firm that correlates with your prices. It is advisable to expect modifications in the budget as the top supply chain companies are better equipped in estimating the expenses required to accomplish the desired business goals. Ascertain that you receive quotations from multiple vendors before settling on the ideal partner.
While outsourcing to the best supply chain companies, inquire them about the security policies that they have established. Subsequently, examine the protocols regarding digital integrity and data authenticity. There are also other threats encountered by supply chain clients, such as inventory theft, smuggling, piracy, etc. A dedicated supply chain analyst constantly oversees the system in order to spot any such complex issues. Ask them their plan of actions to counter the potential risks concerning hacking or data tampering. It is advisable to ensure that the service provider regularly manages the cloud network and monitors access privileges.
5. Easy Integration:
Easy integration of the supply chain management system is an essential factor while incorporating a new solution. It is crucial to have instant access to any metric generated linking the business and the provider. The service provider must offer transparency by accurately reporting on business operations. Moreover, the solution must be easily adapted to existing business environments. Opt for a service provider who is capable of quickly implementing the supply chain management system.
GoodFirms Research Process:
GoodFirms evaluated the best supply chain companies based on three fundamental evaluation criteria, namely, Quality, Reliability, and Ability. This list allows service seekers to contemplate and determine the ideal partner for their business. The expert researchers at GoodFirms have scrutinized the characteristics offered by the supply chain logistics management and curated the logistics companies mentioned-above. The list is composed only after the thorough review of each participating agency on their portfolio, market discernment, domain expertise, as well as the flexibility of the solutions presented. These service providers are further assessed on the basis of the reviews offered by their prior clients.
GoodFirms always welcome new and established supply chain companies to expand our list. Hence, we would like to invite supply chain providers to participate and get listed in our Research segment by providing proof of their work.