In the previous three articles, we initially focused on the process of placing orders, then on the different possibilities and characteristics of transport systems and finally on the indispensable role of transparency for effective control and optimization of transport management. In this fourth part of the series, we now look at the challenges of transport logistics to adjacent internal or external service partners.
Particularly in the course of cross-departmental or cross-company process steps, problems can arise in the interfaces – in the absence of a holistic view – which in the worst case lead to a deterioration of the overall situation. As a result, new structures and processes are not lived and the original status quo is continued without having solved the problems.
Some of these challenges have been identified several times in different projects and their effects should definitely be analysed and considered before intervening in the transport system: