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The difference between Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM)

There is no doubt that with globalisation, business supply chains are increasing in complexity. Competition is rising and growth targets need to be met. So firms are moving into new markets, sourcing raw materials from new locations, or even moving production.

How to achieve visibility with air freight and why it’s important

Innovation in any sector is inevitable. When it comes to logistics, it’s surprising there hasn’t been more of it over the years, in an industry worth €5.725 trillion in 2020.

3PL, 4PL or 5PL - What is the Difference?

Logistics terminology can be confusing if you're new to shipping. However, it’s crucial to understand the difference between terms like third-party logistics (3PL), fourth-party logistics (4PL), and fifth-party logistics (5PL).

How to Optimise Your Inbound and Outbound Logistics

Supply chain management is a crucial element of any modern business. Organisations investing in their supply chains achieve superior growth than their industry's standard. By investing in your supply chains you can create cost savings, boost productivity, improve your brand's reputation and decarbonise. With that said, optimising your businesses supply chain can be a complex process. Businesses dealing with physical goods have both inbound and outbound logistics processes. It's essential to understand the difference between Inbound and Outbound logistics as well as how you can optimise each.

Three Ways You Can Optimise Your Outbound Logistics

Logistics is a significant expense for many businesses; depending on the size of your company and the products you sell, you could be spending 11% of your sales revenue or more on warehousing and transportation.  Most companies treat this as simply being "the cost of doing business." But that's the wrong way to approach outbound logistics.  At World Transport Agency (WTA), we've seen how vital Outbound Logistics is as part of a successful supply chain management strategy. This article will discuss Outbound Logistics and how you can improve your process to be more successful and cost-effective.

Effective Supply Chain Management is Critical for Logistics Strategy

Many businesses function on the inbound and outbound flow of goods. Keeping up with your operations can rely on organised and well-managed logistics to support the supply chain. The complexities in supply chain management can come from the uncertainty in customer demands and your business needs. To successfully manage supply chains, transportation and logistics should be well-managed to cater to varying needs.  At World Transport Agency (WTA), we've seen how effective logistics can be the most critical part of successful supply chain management. In this article, we discuss the benefits of well-managed logistics in supply chain management.

The Critical Importance of Visibility in Your Logistical Supply Chain

Visibility in your supply chain means that you know what is happening within it or that this information is available to you. While it sounds like a simple feature, it can be challenging to achieve. Supply chains can operate at a fast pace, use many different platforms and routes and operate all over the world. The logistics that carry them can encounter unexpected disruptions.  Many of these services have the ability to track goods. The problem lies in pulling the information together into one uniform tracking system for shippers to track. World Transport Agency (WTA) has experienced the real-time benefits of logistical supply chain visibility.  In this article, we discuss the importance of having visibility in your supply chain and the benefits it can offer your company.

Is Your Food Supply Chain Eating Into Your Top-Line Growth?

When exporting food, there are many factors you need to consider to ensure that food reaches the consumer in a timely manner within its shelf life.  Numerous factors can disrupt and sometimes even derail your food supply chain, resulting in delays, losses, and food uncertainty. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of a robust supply chain. However, a supply chain that is fit for purpose can provide cost savings.

How do Control Towers help Publishers?

The publishing industry has a global reach and with that comes the distribution of books around the globe. Publishing supply chains are often complex and have critical delivery dates that must be met. However, all too often logistical supply chains can lack the visibility required to ensure that the latest best seller is delivered on time and to specification.