Procuring Your Logistics Solution
For many businesses, the procurement of logistics can be a costly and time-consuming task. For many people, the myth prevails that arranging same day delivery logistics services is an expensive alternative to organising the services as ‘next day’ services. When you procure logistics with Speedy Freight, the same day service offered by our courier team can be no more expensive than the next day option. When arranging a courier service, look no further than Speedy Freight.
What is Logistics Management?
Logistics management encompasses a vast range of organisational and administrative duties relating to the procurement of logistics, and engagement of logistics services. There are core components of this logistics management which every business must consider. These include the management of transportation, warehousing and packaging. The area of transportation management in particular entails arranging inbound and outbound transportation of goods, management of consignments and finalising details thereof.
What do you need to consider when procuring logistics?
One of the first things to consider when arranging logistics services is the flexibility of the service available to you. At Speedy Freight, we have access to a fleet of over 4,000 vehicles of all shapes and sizes: whether you need an Artic or 18-Tonne Truck, or the popular Short Wheel Base or Luton vans, Speedy Freight’s flexible and diverse range of vehicles means they can be truly flexible. The additional benefits of this fleet mean that our clients do not have to maintain or organise their own fleet of vehicles, or be limited to the restrictions of just one vehicle size or type.
When procuring logistics services, it is imperative to determine whether or not your proposed courier service is able to meet your vital deadlines. Speedy Freight ensures that all consignments are undertaken to a schedule that suits you and fits with your production line and warehouse capacity.
We at Speedy Freight will also never co-load your goods, unlike many major couriers. That means that when you procure our logistics services you can enjoy direct service from A to B, for your goods only and nobody else’s. This additionally ensures a minimised risk of damage to your items, as well as guaranteeing the speed and efficiency of a direct trip with no stops along the way.
Same Day or Next Day Delivery?
It is not uncommon for delivery drivers and their companies to charge extra for same day delivery. This means that for last-minute sensitive or urgent consignments, cost must be increased in order to meet your deadlines. At Speedy Freight, we know that same day deliveries can often be of extreme importance – and the last thing you want to do is find yourself paying extra.
Speedy Freight charges the same price for our same day and next day delivery. We think this is fair, because we follow the exact same process for each type of delivery, and guarantee the same consistently high level of service. The only thing that changes (as you might expect) is the day…
After all, we know that some things just can’t wait. No matter your industry, we at Speedy Freight often have urgent same day delivery requests; whether that’s for time-sensitive documents, vital engine components for aviation, or an essential part of your production line. We know that every missed minute is costly, and that same day is the only option in many cases. That’s why wherever, whenever: we’re there.
It can seem, to many SMEs, that procuring a dedicated courier service is more expensive than alternatives, including hiring a van. The need to reduce costs is a significant consideration for most people when it comes to the procurement of logistics, which can see many people opt for alternatives that they wrongly believe are cheaper. In fact, as Speedy Freight has shared before, procuring a dedicated courier service can actually cost you less than hiring a van. When you arrange your logistics services with us, you guarantee efficient and cost-effective movement of your consignments, transported by an expert courier in the most suitable vehicle possible.
In fact, depending on the volume of goods and the distance to be travelled, arranging same day services can actually be cheaper! Speak to one of our experts today to find out how.
Whatever stage you’re at with procuring your logistics services, let Speedy Freight help. Simply get in touch with us today and a member of our friendly team will be more than happy to advise you.