Global distribution and the opening of new markets will result in complex supply chains, cost variations and logistics processes. There will be a growing demand for increased flexibility from every organization. It will become more and more important for companies to have the right tools to deal with these changes.
The world of logistics is constantly changing. These changes affect everyone in the business. It urges organizations to adapt in order to keep up with the competition. Technology and automated exchange of data is certainly a big part of this. The use of customer portals with access to the systems of the logistics service provider is becoming more and more important. Companies are therefore investing in smart software and systems to serve their customers even better. Always keeping the customer demands in mind.
In the years to come, there will be an focus on flexibility and agility to receive and store data in order to simplify the identification and tracking of transports, cargoes and products. By releasing this data in a smart and controlled way, customers have access to their essential data at any time of the day and from any location.
With the embrace of the big data era, organizations will be better able to respond to market trends and market demand. In addition, they will get a better idea of what the specific needs of their customers are. The industry will be formed in the coming years by new and innovative technologies. Companies that are already preparing for this, are agile and can quickly adapt to changes due to new technological developments and logistics processes will be at the helm of the market in the future.
Supply Chain Integration, ABC concept
Within the Hudig & Veder Group we are not afraid of these challenges ahead. We see them as welcome opportunities. Currently we are focusing on our new operational system. With this new system we have one goal in mind: make work easier. With the use of this innovative solution, processes can be optimized even further and we as a company can service our customers even better. Where possible, workflows will be organized to be even more efficient and employees will have a more controlling role. Each department will have the opportunity to customize the workflows to fit its own processes. In addition, the workflows are arranged in such a way that they fit seamlessly together within our ABC-concept. A concept in which our departments Agencies, Bulk and Chartering work closely together to form a supply chain under our control.
At our Agencies departments we are the independent port agent representing for both charterers and owners. Bulk department consist of our storage, transhipment and inland shipping activities. And our Chartering department arranges the overseas transport for our customers. However, it is not only bulk commodities we handle we also have specialists providing logistical solutions for Project and break-bulk cargoes. With a focus on efficiency and control over the logistics chain from one central point, all logistics operations arranged within the chain and communication will significantly improve.