Logistics is a keyword phrase that’s been floating around for a few years now. You’ve seen commercials referencing “logistics,” and you’ve probably been in a few pitch meetings where someone drops the “L” word a handful of times. It’s a word meant to turn heads and inspire confidence, but that’s only if the company lassoing their image onto the word fully understands it and can deliver. The fact of the matter is while several companies preach logistics, not all of them are fully integrated into the world of logistical services. So what are logistics services, and how does RJS Logistics deliver on the promise embedded into the company name? Here is what you need to know about logistics and what it can do for your business.
In short, logistics is the process of taking in information and then performing a given task based on the continued input of this information. It’s a simple phrase for a rather complex idea.
Just about every industry relies on logistics to make decisions now. If you watch sports, you likely have seen a shift in performance and strategy on the field without knowing it was based on logistical data. In baseball, there are more “shifts” in the infield based on where a batter is more likely to hit the ball. In football, more teams are going for it on fourth down instead of punting, based on the logistics of potential success and the analytical data of how the other team is performing.
In the shipping and transportation world, analytics play an important role in logistics. Analytical data comes into a shipping service provider, concerning everything from how far one shipping location is, what the fastest route is, how other shipping locations affect the potential routes, not to mention the need for certain deliveries to arrive at set periods to correlate with available loading docks at a given facility.
The analytical data is ever-changing with a shipping service provider. Years ago, shipping companies simply followed established routes and dropped packages and products off along the way. That, however, isn’t always the best practice, as there are ways to cut delivery time and expenses by listening to the analytics and implementing it into the logistics of the business.
When you need a shipment to go out, you place an order and select where the shipment is to go. Far more is involved with this process, though. Your shipment is input into the data collected by a service provider, such as RJS Logistics, which will tweak the delivery needs, the delivery path, and the shipment time. It becomes additional points of data that receive real-time analysis. This way, the best delivery time and route are performed for your shipment and all shipments.
What is important, though, is having logistics implemented into all areas of your business. Failure to have logistics running through the lifeblood of your business will result in secondary issues that can become primary problems.
While your shipping and receiving may be connected to the logistical services of a shipment service provider, if your warehouse and production facility are not taking advantage of analytical data and logistics, you may run into product shortages or product issues with little to no warning. This, in turn, can spill over to other areas of the business and, yes, possibly your ability to ship products out on time.
You also need to partner yourself with other companies using their own logistics. When you depend on a company and its ability to send products and materials to your business, they need to stay on time and on their manufacturing target. Their failure to do so will then cause problems within your own facility. Most of the time, this kind of an issue can be avoided, all with the implementation of logistics. It is why you need to add logistics into your own company and work with other companies that understand the power and importance of logistics.
When aligning yourself with RJS Logistics, you don’t need to worry. The next generation of analytical data analysis makes RJS Logistics one of the industry’s leading shipment and transit companies. In addition, the company also has a variety of vehicle types in the fleet, so whatever your shipment needs or concerns maybe, you’ll be covered. From traditional transportation trucks to refrigerated trucks and an assortment of flatbed trucks to fit your size and weight concerns, when it comes to shipping, delivering, and transportation, this side of your business will be taken care of. This allows you to focus your attention on other areas of the business.
To learn what separates the analytical and logistical insights of RJL Logistics from other shipping and transit service providers, give the company’s customer service staff a call today.
Logistics is so much more than a keyword tossed around by business managers around the globe. It is a way of conducting your company and maximizing its potential. Because, whether you like it or not, logistics is only as good as the weakest link, and if you partner with secondary companies that aren’t up to snuff with their own logistics, your entire operation will suffer. That is why, when it comes to your shipping and distribution, the logistical services provided by RJS Logistics are second to none. Whatever industry you’re in and whatever point in the supply chain you’re located, when you want to maximize your shipment potential, there’s never been a better time to take advantage of the services offered by RJS Logistics than right now. Give the customer service staff at RJS Logistics a call and discover what a difference such a shipping and transit company can be for you.