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  • Understanding the Integrated Supply Chain: Importance, Benefits and Implementation

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    With the technological advancement and modernization of the supply chain, integration has become a necessity for companies that want to be successful and relevant in the market. In this sense, the integrated logistics chain is essential for the planning and evolution of companies.

    In today's text we will explain what integrated logistics is and why it is important.

    What is integrated logistics?

    Integrated logistics involves the interaction between all supply chain processes. It is proof that communication and understanding are the main tools for effective, comprehensive and high-performance management.

    One of the main bases of integrated logistics is technological tools.

    From the process of qualifying suppliers, to placing orders by the purchasing department, everything must rely on fluid and facilitated communication in order to increase efficiency and ensure that the order reaches the recipient more quickly.

    Integrated logistics management therefore corresponds to the operation of an independent, intelligent and integrated flow, which keeps moving without the need for intervention.

    This happens through technological tools that integrate, organize and analyze data from different areas of logistics. Through these tools, it is possible to follow the steps, measure the results and analyze the information for making strategic decisions.

    What are the main areas of integrated logistics?

    The main areas involved in integrated logistics are:

    materials management

    It is an area of ​​integrated logistics that manages important stages of the supply chain. Its function is to manage purchases, flows of raw materials and inputs, as well as negotiating with suppliers, managing transport, storing materials and controlling inventory.

    Material handling

    Another important area of ​​integrated logistics is material handling, which accounts for the efficient supply of products and inputs to the production line.

    Distribution

    The distribution area is responsible for the path between the company and the final consumer, that is, it is one of the areas that most influences results because it is responsible for customer satisfaction with the services provided.

    Importance of the integrated logistics chain in companies

    To understand the importance of an integrated logistics chain in companies, we have selected the main benefits of implementing this type of management:

    • Increased logistical agility;
    • Operation cost reduction;
    • Greater competitive advantage;
    • Reduction of risks in the supply chain;
    • Easy and intelligent management;
    • Productivity increase;
    • Increased profitability.

    Get to know Fadel Transportes

    Fadel Transportes has several solutions with technology implementation to improve service, such as:

    • Internal logistics and shipping, with integrated processes and quality equipment with a specialized service in cross docking e picking;
    • Self-employed management (freighters);
    • Control Tower, which provides a fleet monitoring and tracking service to enhance security and improve logistical planning.

    With a modern and safe fleet, Fadel is always prepared to transport products and supplies on a large scale, meeting the specific needs of each customer. We are committed to delivering high productivity in the supply chain, always aiming for responsibility and safety.

    Our fleet of road transport vehicles undergoes regular inspections and our teams are monitored through on-board journey and fatigue control technology.

    To learn more about our solutions, browse our website ou contact us!