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If you are new to the business world, especially in terms of transport logistics, it is essential for you to become familiar with the entire process.
You will want to keep in mind that transport logistics is the final step in the order fulfillment process and is the step that guarantees the customer will have his order in his warehouse. It is important for everyone within the logistics management area to understand the importance of transport logistics and its function as part of the order fulfillment process.
Since the entire process of logistics management includes movement of products, it is essential for anyone working in any area of logistics whether it’s transport logistics or more importantly logistics management, to understand the entire process.
You do not need to handle your own freight shipping in order to understand the complete process of order fulfillment. In fact, the better you understand the entire process the easier it will be for you to choose a transport company that can handle the needs of your customers.
The reason for this is because you will understand the importance of following the needs of your customers from the time they place their orders until the time they receive them. Many people who work in the order fulfillment sector are of the mistaken idea that once a customer places the order and the products are packaged for delivery the order fulfillment process is complete. They do not grasp the concept of order fulfillment being incomplete until the goods are in the hands of those who need them.
Hiring a shipping company is the very last step in the order fulfillment process. This holds true whether you have your own in house freight shipping facilities or you choose to contract with a transport company. The most important step involves taking and processing the orders of your customers; however, it is essential to understand the complete order fulfillment process as well.
Though it may not seem important to know the entire process when you are only responsible for part of those functions, knowing the entire operation from beginning to end will make it easier for you to understand how transport logistics and all of the other functions within logistics management tie in together. You will find it easier to understand the entire function of supply chain management and how each person’s job not only ties into the rest of the logistics functions but how those individual jobs make the process of order fulfillment easier.