One of the basic elements of the efficient functioning of the company is the optimization of costs related to logistics. Cost analysis and optimization is a sensible action in a crisis and takes on a strategic dimension. In addition, it allows you to increase the productivity of the logistics system in the enterprise. Running a business contributes to incurring costs in order to achieve a profit and a set goal in the future.
What elements should you pay special attention to?
Outsourcing that allows you to achieve lower costs and better organization. Sometimes it is worth using the services of external companies, because the company will be able to significantly reduce expenses than in the case of independent service of a given sector in the company. Outsourcing can cover a wide range from purchasing, storage, transport to invoicing and complaint handling.
Optimization of transport consisting in determining the appropriate route and full use of the means of transport, air transport is unprofitable. It is worth analyzing whether there is sometimes a chance to add an additional unloading point and deliver the goods to the customer located in the vicinity of the planned route.
Inventory reduction as it is an important part of cost optimization. Inadequate inventory management and too much purchases increase storage costs. There may be situations where the accumulated stocks are not sold or otherwise used, which in turn creates a storage cost that can drag on for years.
Sometimes fewer magazines are better. Maintaining five warehouses will always cost more than maintaining two. It is worth checking if there is a chance to centralize warehouses and reduce their number.
Standardization, which in many sectors of the enterprise facilitates, accelerates and reduces the costs of performed tasks. An example may be the creation of an order fulfillment scheme or the use of one type of packaging for various types of cargo.
Reducing additional costs in the entire logistics chain can be important in increasing the profitability of the company. Each enterprise strives to obtain maximum income. There are many ways to optimize costs, but it is important to properly analyze the company and develop a dedicated action plan.