Start Up a Logistics Business
Any business operations will always adhere to logistics to efficiently transport their products or goods, whether by land, air, or sea. Logistics is about effective and qualitative administration of transporting products from its source point to the point where the customers and corporations, in need of these products, are located. There is so much gain in business if the logistics is well-planned and well-supervised.
In order for logistics to be put into operation, it is essential that a place of operation, which is a warehouse, be built for your products to come in, move about and packed before they leave the place. Another consideration is the facilitation of related equipment to move about the products from one area to another, such as 3 ton overhead crane, forklift trucks, or roll pallets. Other more specific equipment will also be needed like for food storages and technical machinery for specific products.
Inventory Management System and Information Technology
Information technology is so essential, nowadays, that any software can be programmed and applied to almost any kinds of processes; therefore, by investing on this and using the inventory management system, the daily logistics operations can easily be manageable at less cost. Combining both applications can result to what is called inventory management software, which is a computer-based system for tracking inventory levels, orders, sales and deliveries. The easy access of managing inventory of products through a computer system has helped companies to prevent products from overstocking or running out of stock. Software applications of this nature can provide the following services: order management, asset tracking, service management, product identification, and inventory optimization.
The Importance of Trucks in Logistics
Another point of consideration is the investment of an efficient transport vehicle, such as trucks, which should have the capacity to hold a heavy load of goods without causing any damage to it. There are many kinds of trucks, which are used in logistics, and they are: semi-trailer truck, jumbo trailer truck, tail-lift truck, straight truck, truck trailer, and flat bed truck.
Kinds of Transport Trucks
The semi-trailer truck is considered the most common among the trucks since it is suitable for transporting majority of cargoes. It has a capacity to carry as much as 24,000 kg of goods and loading can be done from the back, sideways or from above.
Jumbo trailers are a better version of the semi-trailer in the sense that it has more space for loading cargoes.
The tail-lift truck advantage is that it has a lifting mechanism when it distributes the goods to its destination point.
Small items, furniture, home products and expedited freight deliveries are most often loaded in straight trucks.
Truck trailers are for voluminous loading of 16-25 tons of goods and transporting them at one time.
A lot steadier than external influences but has a similar weight capacity of the trailer truck is the flat-bed truck.