Do Not Take Chances, Recognise Types of Logistics Services according to Business Needs

Select Logistics Services Based on Your Business Needs 

The logistics services industry continues growing along with the national and international economic growth and public and government consumption levels. There are more and more logistics companies, and they spring up like mushrooms after a rainstorm.

Their competition becomes fiercer despite more customers and more diverse services, particularly in the age of digital economy as e-commerce emerges.

Logistics services are used to achieve efficiency. Avoiding the use of those services may lead to inefficiency and business profits decline.

However, you must first know the types of logistics services to support your business to maximize benefits and generate huge profits. 

Below are six logistics services in Indonesia

Warehouse Services

This service is performed before your items or cargo are sent from one point to another. They will probably be stored in a warehouse or several warehouses. Before using these services, you should select the right warehouse. In addition, you should estimate the space you need and the storage time. You should also take its access and security into consideration.

Third-Party Logistics Services (3PL)

3PL services bridge the gap between producers and consumers. Logistics providers ensure that all parties involved in the process are responsible from when a cargo leaves a particular point to when it arrives at its designated destination.

Freight Delivery

This service delivers cargo using various vehicles, such as trains, ships, and trucks. It is mainly used to transport cargo or large items with high volumes. In this process, items are delivered using land transportation, particularly trucks. The two systems adopted are Full Truckload (FTL) and Less Than Truckload (LTL)

The former is effective in carrying large loads as it can be fully loaded. On the other hand, the latter is used to transport small loads. If possible, you can use services provided by several companies.

Courier Delivery

Courier delivery is used to transport small packages or orders. Cargo delivery is probably made for business distribution to warehouses. Conversely, courier delivery is generally attempted for the final stage as it is used to carry items to consumers’ houses or places.

In-House Logistics

This self-service is where user companies plan, build networks, and manage and communicate their product logistics. Thus, the companies have full control over the movement of goods and minimize costs.

TMS Logistics Software

Transportation is vital to supply chains, so a functional system is needed to ensure streamlined work. This is the Transport Management System (TMS) logistics platform’s raison.

The platform allows businesses to be planned, run, and optimized through activities in cargo transportation. This platform is used to coordinate all data points in the transportation network.

Choosing an Experienced Logistics Company

However, if you want more practicality and efficiency in logistics, you can trust logistics companies. Nonetheless, the logistics companies must be trusted, reputable, and credible.

One of the logistics companies is SERA Logistic atau SELOG. SERA is a subsidiary company of PT Astra International Tbk, renowned for its biggest transportation and logistics solutions in Indonesia.

Initially established to provide vehicle rental solutions, it has become the largest, industry-leading transportation provider. With more than 32 years of experience, SERA continues innovating and providing effective, efficient, and high-quality logistics services through SERA Logistik (SELOG).

SELOG is here to serve the needs of customers in end-to-end logistics through a series of diverse services, including Contract Logistics, Shipping Services, Shipping Agency, Freight Forwarding, Warehouse and Yard Management, and Courier Services.

SELOG services are supported by cutting-edge digital technology, making customers’ businesses easier, more effective, and more efficient. With its Astra Fleet Management Solution (FMS), SELOG provides businesses in Indonesia with IT-based comprehensive solutions for managing fleet vehicles.

This company also has a well-maintained fleet of vehicles and equipment. Thus, they are ready to use anytime. To learn more about SERA’s profile and its services, including SELOG, visit its official website at