Seamless coordination between suppliers, freight forwarders and receivers across borders, an expert group who manages the supply chain and optimises the goods flow, transparent system and real-time data – it is what we call a control tower for logistics

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What is a control tower?

  • a seamless coordination across departments, countries and suppliers
  • an expert group that manages, drives and further develops the supply chain and product flow for your business
  • a central information centre with an overview of all data, to easily address opportunities and risks
  • it identifies all possibilities and synergies to optimise combinations in the flow of goods and reduce cost

How to build a control tower?

  • a control tower should be established and defined as an own operational function
  • logistics experts are pulled in and working in teams with the company’s key people
  • the team should consist of: 
  • people with background from supply chain and flow of goods,
  • people with background from the transport industry,
  • people with BI competence – improvements in operational work
  • people with 3PL background
  • people with an IT background who can exchange data between the parties
  • outsourcing of control tower functions provides great flexibility and access to expert competence at all times
1. Planning, resources and routines
  • full control of the real-time supply chain can prevent potential problems from happening
  • ​provides a visible and transparent supply chain
  • full overview and flexible opportunities for dynamic planning, resource allocation and routine setup
  • full control with GPS tracking, distribution systems and inventory management
2. Revision and reporting
    • contributes to document all stages in a supply chain
    • all cargo movements are registered and documented through operational logs, order and billing history, for analysis, overview and control
    • ​generate reports that show total costs, broken down to single products
3. Prognoses
    • the analysis documents the supply chain in real-time and gives a solid base to see potential improvement areas
    • ​make prognoses that provide predictability down to the daily operational level, and Estimated Time of Arrivals
    • predictable supply chain costs and demand
4. Implementation
    • Simplifies operation and control at all stages, in the supply chain:
      • inventory management,
      • distribution,
      • port and container management
      • and billing
5. Decisions
    • a control tower allows you to work in real-time with real-time data
    • centralised and clear responsibilities for costs, quality and implementation
    • transparent system and real-time data provide the basis for right decisions based on facts
6. Results
    • lower logistics costs
    • less inventory
    • improvements in time and punctuality in the supply chain 
    • reliability
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