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Transportation Strategy--Key for Logistics Effectiveness

World Wide Shipping
By THOMAS CRAIG
President LTD Management
www.ltdmgmt.com

Transportation is a very key element of the logistics process and the supply chain which runs from vendors through to you to your customers. It involves the movement of product, service/speed and cost which are three of the five key issues of effective logistics. It also impacts with the other two logistics-- movement of information and integration within and among suppliers, customers and carriers.

A transportation strategy, to be effective in supply chain management, is not playing one carrier off against another. It is not beating down rates. Rather it is a way to respond to the dynamics of your business, its customers, suppliers and operation.

The strategy, regardless of whether you are involved with domestic or international, is much more and should recognize--

Conclusion. Transportation is critical to logistics and supply chain effectiveness. It impacts throughout the key issues of logistics effectiveness and the global supply chain. To meet the dynamic requirements of the supply chain, you must have a dynamic strategy. It must be responsive, both as to service and cost demands of your customers and your company.