Logistics has come a long way from sailboats and Air Cargo. Today we can even deliver to space through special space crafts meant to support our Astronauts. The rise of the pandemic put a spotlight on the Logistics and delivery sector. And how is 2021 going to look for Freight Forwarders and Courier Companies? Logistics companies are turning to automation and lean logistics concepts to track, trace and manage their business.
This move also provides customers with total transparency of their shipment, increasing both the performance and reliability factor. Warehousing is another rightfully emerging trend among logisticians.
Lean logistics is improving the efficiency of a company’s logistical processes by reducing waste. Waste is defined as something that does not add value to the system, e.g., scrap parts and wasted time or inefficiency. There are seven “forms” of waste that are widely examined when implementing a lean approach in the workplace. Lean logistics is a supply chain management tool, and when opposed to conventional logistics, it offers many advantages to companies. Six Sigma is a professional approach for achieving long-term quality improvement. These tools can identify and deal with waste and other severe inefficiencies in an organization.