Rationalization potential in logistics: reducing costs
Efficient processes in logistics are essential because, after all, this is where a significant part of the value chain takes place. With supply chain management, there is even an entire specialist discipline that turns over every stone and subjects the entire logistics chain to an audit. The core idea: There is regularly potential for rationalization because processes change, procedures adapt and, for example, external factors (suppliers, etc.) have different effects.
Since a great deal of capital is tied up in logistics, for example through inventory management or generally small-scale warehousing, this is sometimes lacking at a crucial point in the company's development. With the help of new technologies, processes can be visualized, success factors such as travel time and similar aspects can be displayed, and routes can be analyzed to save time and costs. Aspects are presented and ways of saving time and costs are analyzed.
Typical examples of rationalization potential in logistics:
- Personnel deployment
- Use of tools, operating resources and materials
- Procedures and processes
- Energy expenditures
- Transport runs
- Automation and mechanization
- Flexible warehousing