Use this logistics recommendations checklist for flexible working logistics:
Know your customer. Define target groups and find out your customers’ needs as part of your business planning. Thereafter, concentrate on logistics. Customer behaviour is often full of surprises, but a company must know how to act flexibly to meet customer needs.
In the case of valuable goods, it is recommendable to use air freight. Express services can be used, if the customer is ready to pay for them.
A distribution warehouse close to the customer makes faster shipments possible. On the other hand, the number of warehouses must be kept to a minimum to optimize costs and efficiency.
It is possible to outsource all logistics services. However, the responsibility for imports cannot be outsourced.
Many transport services include return services. The handling of return shipments can often be outsourced to the distribution warehouse.
Choose the suitable transport mode
The road transport network in Europe is fast and efficient. Also, the rail transport between Asia and Europe are today more competitive than before. In long-distance transport, big volumes are still transported by sea.
Use the help of logistics professionals. Forwarders know the standards of international freight forwarding and logistics – and they are familiar with the tax and customs practices of different countries.