Logistics operators are service entities that are responsible for supporting companies in the transportation, storage, shipping and distribution of products from suppliers to buyers or final customers; of course, to a certain degree.
Logistical operators are important factors in the success of commercial companies involved in national and international commercial activities. They play an important role in achieving superior competitive in commercial activities that are directly involved in purchasing and are also responsible for RMA logistics in the company’s business plan.
The objective to involve logistics operators as logistics service providers to facilitate the operations of companies dealing with international purchases and sales, in connection with the organization of shipping and returning products.
When business processes and entities in international trade become more complex, it is difficult to manage all of their activities. The logistical operator meets the requirements to manage certain business operations areas.
Some logistics operators do not have the equipment but act as intermediaries to arrange transportation. They are part of the supply chain carrying cargo. Among the main functions that logistics operators can have are as follows:
Processing the Order
This refers to all activities related to the receipt of material requests by the company department, verification of the offer by the supplier and, finally, the delivery of the purchase order to the selected supplier selected.
Handling the Material
Responsible for examining which material procedures and facilities must be used for the movement of materials and products in different warehouses (materials, products, parts, and components), and between these warehouses and the store of customers.
Determine which forms of protection and systems will be used for products to avoid possible damage, such as gaskets, packaging, labeling, assembly, packaging, and others.
Transportation of materials and products
Determine which transportation should be used and make a route plan, to determine the route that will travel the material.
Besides, it is responsible for arranging travel plans effectively, complying with shipping provisions, managing documents that must be carried out at customs, allowing access to transportation and specializing in transportation services.
You must choose the characteristics that must be met and the dimensions required from the warehouse, as well as carry out weighing tasks, handling and sorting them in the warehouse, and delivering.
Responsible for setting variations and the number of products that should be available to satisfy customer shipments.
It must also control the quantity and quality of the stock and monitor the expired date of the product in stock.