LOGISTICS / TRANSPORTATION – CAN THIS WORK?

August 18, 2019 Hansie Britz

                      

The Freight Packaging and Logistics Services Industry is an industry that is responsible for providing packing and crating services for the transportation sector of the economy. The industry comprises of businesses that provide consolidation of freight consignments, trade document preparation, packing, crating and otherwise preparing goods for transportation and logistics consulting services.

Some of the key factors that will contribute to growth in this industry include the growth in the manufacturing sector, consumption, international trade and also the increase in technology reliance will provide new opportunities for logistics consulting and advisory services, particularly for distribution chain networks and logistics.

While a fair amount of investment is being made by various stakeholders to upgrade the country’s rail networks so as to be sufficient to meet future demand, currently the transport of goods and services is still largely reliant on the road transport  – and this is a massive opportunity for FMCG logistical and transport companies.

One of the most important things to do to run a successful logistics and transport company is to understand your costs. Don’t take any short cuts and remember quality controls as well as stringent maintenance to all vehicles is crucial.

Besides the capital outlay for equipment and vehicles, other expenses have also to be considered:

– Garage or other facilities for vehicles stored;

Additional security features;

– Routine servicing and maintenance of all vehicles;

– Repairs to scratches, wear and tear (tyres);

– Fuel costs;

– Cleaning of all vehicles;

– Parking costs for business use;

– Toll charges for business use;

– Traffic Fines;

– Marketing and Advertising costs.

TO ENABLE YOU TO START AND RUN A SUCCESSFUL LOGISTICS/TRANSPORT BUSINESS YOU NEED TO START WITH PUTTING TOGETHER A WELL-STRUCTURED AND PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS PLAN BACKED BY PROPER FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. NEED MORE INFORMATION OR PROFESSIONAL HELP CALL US NOW AT (27)84 583 3143 OR SEND US AN EMAIL TO: money@global.co.za