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Logistics Service Provider

Logistics service providers have developed into one of the world’s most successful sectors. What were originally haulage firms and carriers have evolved to become international third-party logistics providers. Their activities include both complex transport and warehousing networks and comprehensive logistics assignments in the fields of planning, order picking and shipping. As a cost factor within the supply chain, logistics providers are under pressure to sharpen up their process efficiency and offer customized solutions. The sector is being increasingly affected by infrastructure framework conditions, transport bottlenecks and growing environmental awareness.

Challenges in maintaining the competitiveness:

  • Globalization of transport chains
  • Mastering multi-modal transport concepts (road – rail – sea – air)
  • Green logistics, minimization of environmental impact in transport and warehousing logistics
  • Permanent cost and performance optimization as added value for customers
  • Transport planning and freight cost management
  • Provision of self-owned or rented real estate
  • Lean logistics methods for self-optimization and support of customer processes
  • Efficient supply chain management processes supported by adequate IT tools
  • Offer of versatile customer-oriented services such as shared operator models