Bridgewater Logistics’ project-management arm is known for the high quality of its bespoke warehousing and distribution strategies.
Quinton de Villiers, managing director of Bridgewater Logistics, says that there are a number of factors to consider when planning a transport logistics strategy.
“It transcends storage facilities and deliveries to the exact location,” De Villiers says.
“A robust logistics plan also makes contingencies for unforeseen circumstances, in terms of, among others, products, transportation and internal issues. Without an appropriate strategy for emergencies, the planning is incomplete and worthless.”
Notably, Bridgewater Logistics’ transport logistics strategies also harness the skills and capabilities of the company’s trained and experienced team. It includes skilled logisticians who are, importantly, also able to think on their feet and solve challenges swiftly.
The solution also incorporates the company’s state-of-the-art warehouses and significant transportation capacities.
A robust logistics strategy is inadequate without appropriate warehousing operations and, importantly, management. The most basic warehousing requirements include available storage capacity, as well as the effective sequencing of product using state-of-the-art software to avoid delays.
Meanwhile, transportation can also play a critical role in decreasing expenses through, among others, effective route planning and cost-effective packaging.
As De Villiers, notes, ongoing measurement, analysis and feedback is paramount for the continued success of any transport logistics strategy.
“You can only effectively manage and improve performance through continued measurement. Barring overlooking the feasibility of the strategy during the planning phases, another common mistake made by companies is neglecting to integrate the plan into the daily execution functions. Bridgewater Logistics’ sophisticated integrated tools and software makes it possible to easily determine and classify information as per the requirement,” he concludes.