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What to look for in a reliable logistics company? 

Logistics plays a crucial role in any business operations both for a product or service-based business. It is a term that is oftentimes being interchanged with “supply chain”. And although they share some similar concepts, logistics management is only a portion of the bigger umbrella of supply chain management.

While every business needs logistics management in some way, this article is mainly dedicated to product-based businesses who want to know how to find a reliable partner among the top logistics companies in UAE who can support their logistics needs from the first mile to the last.
What is logistics and what do logistics companies do?
 

The term logistics was first coined in the 1840s describing the movement of arms, materials, supplies, and personnel in the military. Today, logistics is more than moving military items, it’s described as the transport of basically everything that surrounds us, from the tiniest chip in the device that you are using to read this article up to the chair that you are sitting on.

 

Logistics is an activity that connects and moves the industry of trade ever since the prehistoric times when ancient cultures brought their goods to a trade location to exchange them with other people’s products or services.

 

In essence, logistics is the overall management of the movement of a resource from its acquisition to storage to consumption. The main components that make up an effective logistics strategy are:

·         transportation

·         handling

·         storage and warehousing

·         packaging

·         information control

 

Different types of products require different logistics solutions. It can be one or a combination of different activities.

 

But one thing is certain and applies to every logistics strategy, regardless of the nature of business: every logistics strategy requires a lot of planning and analysis, while a proper execution requires a lot of communication and coordination.

 
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