Logistics is a field where the process related to the transportation of goods has been done through the supply chain. In general, transportation is a challenging one, and goods transportation needs to consider more and should have the proper facility to function well. All those facilities should be managed well to provide the logistics service effectively and efficiently. What are the functions of logistics? Let us see here.
Warehousing: it is a place to store all the goods which will be available for sale. Until the order receives the selling, the products will be at this place. If we consider this as only a place where simply storing all the items then that will be wrong with respect to logistics service. Actually, this warehouse facility plays a crucial role in the function of logistics. A proper location and also the proper management of the warehouse will create an effective way of providing the service to the customers. The effective function of the warehouse will depend on the following factors. 1. The place where the warehouse is located. 2. How many warehouses do the logistics have? 3. The layout of the warehouse 4. Design and size of the building 5. Finally the ownership.
Transportation: The heart of logistics is transportation. Because the main function of logistics is the goods transportation hence to function the proper logistics company the transportation needs to be set up properly. The products are physical and the physical movement of the transportation is expected. So if they plan accordingly they can easily move the products as mass units hence they can save time and money. On this, the selection of mode of transportation is very important. It can be picked up based on the infrastructure present at the respective places. The delivery time as well as the cost of transportation of the products will vary based on the mode of transportation. In case the customers need it as quickly as possible then the fastest mode will be used which costs more in the process.
Order Processing: This is the primary and also very important process that should do in the logistics operations. The order raised by the customers to the sellers or the suppliers is considered important and the proper management of those orders will direct them to deliver the products as per schedule. Since this is a primary function it should be efficient so that using automated logistics systems will help them to manage the orders well and also fulfilling the needs.
Beyond this, there are other functions called inventory management and also customer services under the functions of logistics.