Myth Unveiled: Logistics costs shippers a lot of time

The widespread misconception that logistics demands a lot of time from shippers persists. It is often assumed that the organization of transport, storage and processing of deliveries requires an enormous amount of time. However, modern technologies and efficient processes can help shippers to optimize their logistics processes and thus save time.

Use of modern technologies

Modern technologies play a decisive role in saving time in logistics. Automation systems, intelligent software solutions and data-based decision support enable shippers to optimize their processes. Intuitive interfaces and user-friendly tools make it easier to manage and control the entire transportation process. This includes not only the planning of routes, but also the best possible utilization of warehouse capacities and smooth communication between all parties involved.

Booking and managing freight through digital platforms

Modern freight platforms such as Saloodo! offer a fast, simple and cost-effective way to book and manage freight. Within minutes, shippers can use a digital platform to manage the logistics process from booking to delivery of their shipments.

Fast comparison of offers

Innovative technologies allow shippers to receive non-binding transport quotes from verified carriers and compare them quickly within the platform. This simplifies the selection process considerably and saves valuable time in the search for the best offer.

Transparent and user-friendly processes

Clear and transparent pricing and user-friendly booking options enable shippers to conveniently handle the entire transport process online and manage transport documents clearly.

Central contract and contact person

Via platforms such as Saloodo!, shippers can choose from a large number of verified freight forwarders with a central contact person. This central point of contact simplifies communication and coordination considerably, which also saves time.

The operations team (OPS) for time-optimized logistics

The Operations Team (OPS) plays a key role in the time optimization of logistics. With in-depth expertise in the planning and execution of operational processes, it identifies bottlenecks and develops solutions to increase productivity.

Mads Søgård, Team Lead Carrier Manager International in the OPS team at Saloodo!, provides insights into how bottlenecks are identified and minimized: “Bottlenecks can manifest themselves in different ways, such as slow communication, lack of truck capacity or insufficient storage capacity. If we know when and where bottlenecks can occur, we can limit their impact by, for example, improving the flow of communication and keeping in close contact with our carriers regarding capacity.”

Mads Søgård, Team Lead Carrier Manager International

Mads Søgård also explains how to make the best possible use of vehicles and storage capacity: “Vehicles are used optimally when the full capacity of the trailer is utilized, meaning it is fully loaded and the number of empty runs is as low as possible. Storage capacities are most efficient when the space is used for consignments with long rather than short storage times.”

When asked about cooperation with external partners such as freight forwarders and warehouse operators for smooth logistics processes, Mads Søgård emphasizes: “Cooperation with external partners such as freight forwarders and warehouse operators is crucial to ensure the best solution for the customer.” In the event of unforeseen events or changes in the supply chain, the OPS team is prepared to react quickly: “We are in close contact with our carriers in order to be prepared for any changes and thus maintain performance,” explains Søgård.

Optimized route and supply chain management

By using partnerships in logistics, shippers can also benefit from a well-established network. Experienced logistics service providers have extensive knowledge of optimal routes and can develop efficient supply chains. This makes it possible to minimize transport times and announce deliveries on time. The targeted use of resources and selection of the best routes significantly reduces the time required for shipping.

Conclusion: time optimization in logistics for shippers

The myth that logistics costs shippers a lot of time can be debunked through careful planning, the targeted use of suitable technologies and close cooperation with experienced partners. A well-thought-out, holistic logistics strategy enables shippers to ship their goods quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively, thereby strengthening their competitiveness.

Author:

Janine Wolff
Get insights from Janine Wolff, a creative business economist and digital enthusiast. Combining economic expertise with a passion for logistics, Janine delivers top-notch content on a regular basis for Saloodo!.

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