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Logistics

Springs Shipping and Freight Forwarding provides premier logistics services to Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Learn more below!

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About Logistics

What is a Logistics Company and How Can They Help?

Today’s highly competitive business world belongs to those who can efficiently and effectively respond to customer expectations without fail. Customer satisfaction would be compromised if a business consistently ran risks and losses while trying to respond to customer demands.

Key Functionality

Logistics Companies Provide

Logistics companies play a key function in ensuring that the customer receives the goods on time and in the desired form, while the supplier gets the satisfaction of the profit from the transaction. In the supply chain, therefore, logistics companies have a third party role that is realized in the following key functions:

Order processing

The logistics company may act in the name of a buyer and place an order with the supplier.

The order document has details regarding the product being purchased, the cost, delivery timelines, the terms of payment, taxes, and any relevant terms of the purchase agreement.

Once an order is made and processed, it acts as a document of reference upon which the logistics company demands the supplier’s commitment to deliver goods while fulfilling a delivery commitment to the purchasing company.

Alternatively, a freight and logistics company may be issued with an order that is already made and tasked to follow up on the rest of logistics details discussed below.

Warehousing  Logistics

Logistic companies perform third party warehousing logistics which entails the assessment of the quality of storage and packaging before and during shipment and at the delivery points.

Warehousing logistics encompass inventory management aimed at ensuring that the shipment details regarding quality and quantity are reflected at the point of delivery.

Transportation and Shipping Logistics

Transportation logistics is important in ensuring that goods from the supplier are delivered to the customer on time and in perfect condition. The logistics company is required to possess excellent knowledge and skills on the following aspects:

  • The means of goods transport including trucks, trains, ships, and airplanes, as well as their transport schedules.
  • The rules and regulations governing these transportation means, the related costs, and the benefits and risks associated with each.
  • Strategic planning skills that allow adherence to transportation timelines, both at the dispatching and delivery points.

Shipping Logistics

Shipping logistics build on details related to transportation logistics to address the actual transportation of goods from the dispatch docks to the time they are delivered to the buyer. These details may target packaging and containerization, dispatch documentation, security and insurance, on dock storage, adherence to export and import regulations, freight claim processes, mitigating eventual losses or damages among others.

Shipping logistics also encompass tracking the flow of goods transportation through a systematic information system from the point of departure to the point of delivery, including eventual delivery delays. 

Distribution Logistics

Distribution logistics targets the movement and handling of goods at the delivery dock and the details of transportation services from the dock to the points of distribution.

This may entail passing the goods to the hands of a different logistics company from the buyer’s side at the delivery docks or directly to a distributing buyer.

Summary

Especially for large manufacturers, outsourcing logistics services from a third party is beneficial because it allows the manufacturer to focus on other immediate management tasks. The manufacturers benefits from the services of an expert company in all the areas of the supply chain including the already established business relations with transportation companies, the management of warehousing and inventory and the distribution of goods at the point of delivery.

Today’s highly competitive business world belongs to those who can efficiently and effectively respond to customer expectations without fail. Customer satisfaction would be compromised if a business consistently ran risks and losses while trying to respond to customer demands.

WHAT ARE

Our Services

1

Air Freight

Air Freight is a quick and convenient way to move a variety of goods across the country or internationally.

2

Land Shipment

Shipping products over land is a great way to move smaller quantities of products short distances.

3

Ocean Freight

Ocean freight is one of the oldest methods of transportation. It is still one of the most used today!