In a globalized economy logistics has become a crucial area for the success of companies.

The performance of each company depends on the performance of its suppliers and of its business partners. The customers of each company are spread on a large geographical space. For this reason distribution logistics is the most important and complex part of logistics. An efficient and effective management of distribution logistics is a key issue for the success of a company. There are many different problems to deal with, from facility location to transportation, to inventory management, and, most important, to the integration and optimization of the entire logistics network. Quantitative methods provide relevant tools to support decisions, from strategic to operational, in distribution logistics.

Transportation, distribution and logistics
The logistics behind the distribution of your products and services can have a major impact on your bottom line. Examine ways you can ensure your product distribution methods are optimal.

Transportation and distribution channels
How you distribute your products and deliver your services can affect your cost and your clients' satisfaction. Finding the best method of shipping and receiving goods is especially important when dealing in large quantities. Some factors to consider:
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Quantity of items per shipment Type of transportation Overall transportation costs Timing

You can save on costs and improve your customer service by reviewing storage and distribution operations on an ongoing basis. By shortening the amount of time goods spend in a warehouse or in transit, you can deliver them in a more timely manner. Some elements to consider when transporting goods:
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Type of products (perishable or non-perishable) Time needed to obtain goods and availability of goods Time needed to deliver goods to the client Access to suppliers (abroad or in Canada) Customs requirements Volume of shipment

You can transport goods by air, sea, rail or road. Each mode has a variety of options that present advantages and disadvantages. Choose the one that will best meet your needs.

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