Companies that specialize in managing the movement and storage of goods, including transportation, warehousing, and distribution.
Supply chain management
The coordination and management of all activities involved in the production and delivery of goods, from the sourcing of raw materials to the delivery of finished products to customers.
The process of organizing and managing the shipment of goods from one location to another, including transportation, customs clearance, and documentation.
The planning, management, and execution of the physical movement of goods, including transportation by road, air, rail, or sea.
Services that provide storage and inventory management solutions for goods, including warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment.
Last mile delivery
The final stage of delivery, where goods are transported from a warehouse or distribution center to the end customer.
The process of tracking and managing inventory levels to ensure that the right products are available at the right time and in the right quantity.
A service that connects shippers with carriers to facilitate the movement of goods, including negotiating rates and handling documentation.
The process of managing customs clearance for imported or exported goods, including handling documentation, paying duties and taxes, and managing compliance.
The management of the movement of goods across international borders, including customs clearance and compliance with regulations.
Cold chain logistics
The management of the transportation and storage of temperature-sensitive goods, including perishable items like food and pharmaceuticals.
The management of logistics for online retailers, including inventory management, order fulfilment, and last mile delivery.
The process of managing the return and disposal of goods, including handling returns, repairs, and recycling.
Third-party logistics (3PL)
A service that provides outsourced logistics solutions, including transportation, warehousing, and inventory management.
The process of managing relationships with carriers and ensuring that they meet service level agreements and comply with regulations.
The use of technology to automate logistics processes, including warehouse management, inventory management, and transportation management.
The process of optimising delivery routes to minimise transportation costs and improve efficiency.
Shipping and tracking
The process of managing the shipment of goods and providing customers with real-time tracking information.
Freight audit and payment
The process of auditing freight bills to ensure that they are accurate and making payments to carriers.
Warehouse management systems (WMS)
A software system that automates warehouse management processes, including inventory tracking, order fulfillment, and shipping.