Distribution and logistics are often forgotten by many as the boring business paperwork section.
Numerous organisations can however save a lot of time and money by managing their logistics more effectively. This can mean what resources you import from a supplier, what products or services you provide to others or simply how you manage your business on a day-to-day basis. Distribution and logistics management is key to keeping both your business and employees running at top efficiency and effectiveness.
Distribution inspection is a backdrop to effective distribution and logistics management. Running via a computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) distribution and logistics management can be digitalised to the point that all work orders, instructions and necessary information is provided via a mobile device. Employees can receive their delivery schedule, batch size and number via a notification, and the relevant inspections needed to be completed during the job. This can range from pre-start checks to quality assurance of the product being distributed or a simple compliance checklist. Whilst in the field, distribution and logistics personnel can have access to any reference material or guidance that is deemed relevant to the task. This can include past inspections so that they understand that the tailgate on a delivery truck is due an inspection or has recently returned from maintenance.
Distribution inspection can also imply things like the processes and methods used by your business around a worksite or in the office. Logistical scheduling of tasks and the ordering that processes are completed in is a sure-fire way of improving the productivity of teams and employees, simply by restricting or reordering tasks.