Selecting the right freight forwarder and effective logistical support can make a big difference to your company’s bottom line.
Logistics may refer to the inbound movement of goods for effective production management and/or to the outbound shipping for storage and movement of your finished product. It is even more critical for a business selling to foreign countries because for an average export house, shipping cost may be second only to payroll. If you are selling to German customers, it is crucial that you find an experienced freight forwarder Germany that also has the requisite infrastructure to handle, transport and deliver your consignments, regardless of size.
There is a difference between a freight forwarder and a logistics company. A freight forwarder is exactly what the term means; someone or a company that transports freight from one point to another to be picked up by the consignee. A desk to desk freight forwarder would at the most deliver the full consignment to the designated address.
A logistics company is also a freight forwarder but a lot more as well. A logistics company manages the flow of goods in a manner that really meets the requirements of your customers. Logistics incorporates every aspect of material handling ranging from packing to transportation to warehousing and delivery to the end user. As such, freight forwarding is just one aspect of logistics.
Another important distinction is between inbound and outbound logistics. Inbound logistics involves managing the flow of goods from different points of origin to the point of use, which may be a production facility or a large department store. The management of the inbound flow of goods is a major tool for effective inventory management, which in turn reflects favorably on cash flows. Outbound logistics on the other hand is about customer satisfaction as it relates to the storage and movement of finished products.
If you are shipping your products to Germany, you can benefit from the services offered by freight forwarder Germany. It also helps to be aware of certain facts about Germany, its economy and the German people.
Germany is the largest and one of the most developed economies in Europe. While Germany was world’s largest exporter in the world from 2003 to 2008, it is also a big importer of minerals, agricultural products, apparel, toys and precious gems.
German precision engineering is famous all over the world and there is a reason behind that. Germans are meticulous people and value minute details. Most German businesses would not appreciate delayed deliveries, which can sometimes even result in losing a customer.
The expansion of the European Union has been instrumental in a massive increase in Germany’s trade with Cyprus, Estonia, Hungry and the Czech Republic. There has been a consequent increase in freight services in Germany. Moreover, its central location has made Germany a transport hub.
While selling to Germany is a good idea, you also want to ensure that your product reaches your customers safely and in time. You need a logistics management service that ensures timely and safe delivery of your products to your customers in Germany. Freight forwarder Germany will not only ensure customer satisfaction but also keep your shipping costs in check.
Outbound business logistics is basically a series of functions, all of which are directed towards customer satisfaction. If your business was to handle all activities on its own, it would involve packaging, order processing, inventory management, demand forecasting, warehousing and customer service. Ideally, you get Freight forwarder Germany combined with follow-on distribution services in a one stop solution for logistics, the main task of which really is to transport and deliver the finished product to the customer.
R & P Logistics is such a service that provides warehousing and distribution to the end customer. It also offers advanced value added services ranging from logistics consulting to handling customer returns.
You can forget your delivery worries and leave the entire control of logistics to us once your consignments land in Germany. We will unload incoming material regardless of how it arrives in Germany, load it to outbound vehicles for storage in its warehouses and then deliver packages as per your instructions as and when you want them to reach your customers.
We also provides data integration services to ensure effective production management at your end. Freight forwarder Germany, together with the flexible warehousing and distribution services of R & P Logistics, can be the key to your success in Germany.
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