Transport management design

Transport management design

Transport is a significant part of the total cost of every product
It is usually not clearly visible in supply chain costs, but there is a lot of transport in a product: supply from supplier to factory, from factory to central warehouse and to local warehouse, from warehouse to customer, urgent shipments and returns. This is also increasing as a result of omni-channel. It concerns different modalities such as road, water or air and shipment sizes (FTL, LTL, package). 

Is transport management well organized?

  • What are the total expenses for transport?
  • Who are taking decisions about transport orders?
  • Is a trade-off being made to optimize costs and service?
  • Where are opportunities for synergy?
  • What is the estimated CO2 footprint of the transport orders carried out?

 

Options for the organization of transport management
There are various options for setting up the transport management function in a company: decentralized with a joint TMS, central department (control tower) or outsourcing to a specialized logistics service provider (4PL). Given the pressure on costs, service performance and sustainability, every company really needs to know how transport management is currently organized and what the future vision should be.

LogiLex's role in transport management design
Transport management is often divided over various departments and there is no manager present whois able to do a strategic review. An external professional can help to get a neutral view on the current situation.

 

LogiLex can be used for:

  • mapping and quick scan of the current situation;
  • contributing to estimating the synergy potential;
  • advising on alternative options for setting up the transport management function;
  • coordinating the selection process of TMS or a 4PL solution;
  • program management of the implementation.

 

LogiLex's experience in transport management design

  • overview of service providers for control tower services together with Supply Chain Magazine;
  • selection of a 4PL service provider for intersite transport (Diversey);
  • review of transport management function (Diversey);
  • selection and implementation of a transport execution system (Diversey);
  • Mapping of intersite transport (Unilever).
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Transport is a significant part of the total cost of every product
It is usually not clearly visible in supply chain costs, but there is a lot of transport in a product: supply from supplier to factory, from factory to central warehouse and to local warehouse, from warehouse to customer, urgent shipments and returns. This is also increasing as a result of omni-channel. It concerns different modalities such as road, water or air and shipment sizes (FTL, LTL, package). 

Is transport management well organized?

 

Options for the organization of transport management
There are various options for setting up the transport management function in a company: decentralized with a joint TMS, central department (control tower) or outsourcing to a specialized logistics service provider (4PL). Given the pressure on costs, service performance and sustainability, every company really needs to know how transport management is currently organized and what the future vision should be.

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LogiLex's role in transport management design
Transport management is often divided over various departments and there is no manager present whois able to do a strategic review. An external professional can help to get a neutral view on the current situation.

 

LogiLex can be used for:

 

LogiLex's experience in transport management design

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