Auditing company's logistics system
It is an independent service, which is, in fact, expert assessment of the customer's logistics chain. The following elements of the logistics chain are considered: supply management, warehousing: storage, assembling and shipping orders, delivery management. The outcome of the service is a detailed status report and detailed proposals on process improvement.
Logistics audit is an unbiased assessment of all the aspects of the company's supply chain, including relationships with vendors and customers, planning, procedures, document control, logistics infrastructure, quality control and relevance of logistics costs to the local market conditions.
Basic steps of logistics audit include:
A resulting document includes:
Logistics audit allows to discover sources of excessive logistics costs, optimize the company's logistics system, and improve financial performance of companies through logistics function improvement.
Prior to building a logistics chain; selecting a transport company, warehouse, customs broker; and defining goods delivery route, one should understand the current logistics system of the company. Logistics audit provides the company with complete information necessary to make an informed and financially justified decision aiming at logistics system improvement and business efficiency increase.