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Logistics process planning

Logistics process planning starts with the supplier and takes into consideration the
entire logistical chain, all the way up to handover of the final product to the customer.
Both the complete material flow and the flow of information are planned logistically.
This includes upstream logistics functions such as distribution center management,
WOW (warehouse on wheels), container yards, trailer yards, consignment stores,
transshipment points, hubs, and consolidation centers as well as all stages of the
material flow from warehouse planning, picking, and sequencing to intra-company
transportation, production supply, packaging, and shipping.

In the area of logistics process planning, Ingenics is able to cover and plan the entire
spectrum of services, or just parts of the whole chain. The challenge always lies in the
complexity of logistics processes and the specific requirements that exist in terms of
performance and flexibility. The aim is therefore first to gain an overview of the complexity
and then to develop efficient logistics processes that meet the requirements. Furthermore, it is
important to find the simplest possible solutions to integrate employees into the system and to
involve them in planning processes.

A comprehensive spectrum of services

With the support of a holistic range of services, Ingenics is also able to help your company
obtain an overview of the overall chain with its various strengths and weaknesses. Only by
clearly setting out the overall context is it possible to describe points of contact with the level
of accuracy needed to find the right IT support for individual processes, for instance. At
Ingenics, planning is done according to the line-back principle, taking into account costeffectiveness and lean principles.

At the same time, the experts at Ingenics also define the supply chain for you using standard
forms of delivery. Suppliers are selected based on functional, logistical, and financial
considerations. The provision of part families is planned in line with production

Independently of this, Ingenics is a strong partner for your business when it comes to defining
internal transportation and transport frequency as well as the warehouse and picking concept,
the flow of information, and the IT requirements for the entire supply chain. Last but not
least, space and resource planning also rank among the core competencies of the experts at
Ingenics, including an economic feasibility study and process descriptions for each standard
delivery process.

Key steps for your logistics process planning

Of course, logistics process planning also allows you to benefit from a systematic
approach following the line-back principle as well as the independent experience gained
by Ingenics and to use tried-and-true tools for fast and efficient processing. Here is a
summary of the most important steps:

Exact task description and project definition

Needs analysis

Definition of the supply chain and standard forms of delivery

Supplier selection based on functional, logistical, and financial considerations

Provision planning for part families in line with production requirements

Definition of internal transportation and transport frequency

Definition of the warehouse and picking concept

Definition of the information flow and IT requirements

Space and resource planning, including an economic feasibility study

Process descriptions for each standard delivery process

An individual concept with the desired granularity

The result of all these steps should be an individual concept that offers the desired level of
granularity general or detailed planning, in other words. With this in mind, the following
aspects are of particular importance as regards content:

Defined standard forms of delivery for part families

Descriptions of processes and information flows

Definition of technology for three areas: warehouse, transportation, and the provision
of information

Economic feasibility and utility study


In summary, Ingenics is the perfect partner for your complete logistics process planning.
Planning and implementation from a single source reduces communication loss,
misunderstandings, and costly rounds of coordination. Furthermore, the experts at Ingenics
have many years of experience, providing them with the necessary understanding when it
comes to the needs of all planning partners and future operators alike. This promises
solutions that will be accepted, ultimately guaranteeing success. Such a methodical approach
also safeguards the planning process.

The most important goal of logistics process planning is always to develop an efficient,
economical, and flexible supply chain for your company with a focus on ensuring standard
processes for all part families. Early involvement of the versatile Ingenics team will lay the
foundation for maximum acceptance and your long-term business success.

With the logistics and transportation industry growing at a staggering rate of 23 percent
every 10 years, the next few years will see a giant leap in the need for qualified workers
in this field. In particular demand? Legal experts. Read on to find more about the
dynamic logistics and transportation industry, along with why advanced law studies in
this area can help set you on the path to a fulfilling and sought after career.

The Role of Logistics and Transportation Law

While transportation and logistics have both been around -- albeit in more primitive
incarnations -- since the beginning of man, the industry is rapidly evolving to keep up with
the increasingly global environment.

So what role does the law play in logistics and transportation? As globalization continues its
juggernaut, government regulations -- both national and international -- are becoming more
prevalent. Companies seeking to remain compliant will require the guidance of workers with
legal training. Not only that, but while it used to be sufficient to specialize in one area or
another -- trucking or maritime law, for example -- the rise of intermodal transportation is
amping up the need for lawyers skilled in the full spectrum of logistics and transportation
Another factor in the changing field of transportation and logistics? The need for sustainable
energy alternatives and reduced CO2 emissions. Navigating government initiatives inspired
by global climate change will further mandate the need for lawyers with expertise in this

What are Logistics and Transportation?

Logistics management is
defined as, "that part of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the
efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services and related
information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet
customers' requirements," according to the Council of Supply Chain Management
Professionals (CSCMP).
Underneath the umbrella of logistics falls transportation, which simply refers to the physical
movement -- or flow -- of goods. In other words, transportation is the linking of supplies with
the consumer supply chain.

There are several main modes of

transportation, including air, water, rail, motor carrier and pipeline. Each has its own sets of
advantages and disadvantages when it comes to speed and cost. Typical measures of
performance in transportation include product availability, order preparation time, transit
time, whether goods are shipped on time and complete, and the efficiency and accuracy of
In short, while logistics involves getting items where they need to be, when they need to be,
in the ideal condition and at an optimal price, transportation determines the best way to move
the items from supplier to site.

What Do Transportation and Logistics Lawyers Do?

Essentially, transportation and

logistics lawyers respond to legal needs across the complete international supply chain in
order to quickly and cost-effectively resolve any rising needs or issues.
Their responsibilities comprise a broad knowledge of the law, including regulatory advice
and counsel, commercial and financial advice, contract management, insurance/risk
management, and state and federal lobbying. Additionally they may also end up in litigation
cases. Among many others, their specific duties may include:

managing contract and insurance documentation for client shippers

representing clients in negotiations with trucking, brokerage and LTL companies

representing clients in international shipping matters, including border crossing

issues, customs, and freight forwarding

keeping up with pending transportation legislation and advising clients on these


representing international airport authorities in matters of everything from debt

issuance to rental car agreements to construction matters to aviation regulatory and
compliance matters.

representing both trucker dealers and jet aircraft sales/broker companies in operations,
expansions, and acquisitions