Whether you’re starting a new shipping company or looking for new shipping solutions, you’re likely to hear the phrase, logistics management program as you consult with various logistics providers, including logistics experts that you interview for in-house positions. So, what does a logistics management program amount to? In many cases, companies never find out. Instead of taking control of the shipping process, they outsource their logistics needs to a third party logistics (3PL) provider and leave well enough alone. As a result, these companies often overpay for the shipping process.
Compared to having your shipping managed from a distance (the number one complaint of 3PL customers is that they feel distanced from the shipping process), hiring a logistics cargo Jakarta Malang expert is an excellent way to manage the shipping process. But with an experienced logistics expert commanding up to $90,000 a year, which is similar in price to hiring a 3PL provider to manage the shipping process, other options should be sought first. One the goals of a logistics management program is to reduce the overall cost of shipping, which includes the cost of contracts or salaries that facilitate shipping logistics. Consequently, using logistics software-the least expensive form of logistics management-makes the most sense. But how well does the software work?
Traditionally, shipping companies have logistics experts, whether in house of through 3PL, in charge of the shipping process, which makes some companies unsure of their ability to realize the same benefits through logistics software. Yet, as companies continue to discover, logistics software doesn’t require logistic expertise of it users. Instead, the software performs the work of a logistic expert, allowing companies to choose from recommended shipping solutions using a user-friendly interface.