What is a logistics service?
Logistics services are services that cover all logistical and forwarding tasks. They can all be categorized into one of the four systems of logistics:
- Procurement logistics / supply logistics
- Production logistics
- Sales logistics / distribution logistics
- Disposal logistics
Many companies transfer entire sections of their own value chains to logistics service providers in order to buy in expertise and reduce fixed costs.
What are the different logistics services?
There are a large number of logistics services, which go far beyond simple truck transport. These include, for example:
- Local and long distance truck
- Sea freight
- Air freight
- Customs processing
- Goods receipt
- Disposal / Waste
- Courier and express services
- Warehouse Logistics
In the field of warehouse logistics, value-added services are often offered as well. These tasks are not directly logistical in nature, but are offered in connection with a logistics service, such as the returns processing of an online retailer in the warehouse.
Logistics services are offered by a large number of service providers, who are in fierce competition with each other. As a result, prices for logistics services have fallen sharply over the years.