Logistics likely has different connotations for everyone depending on whether you work in production or procurement, marketing or materials management, and even sales or the shipping department. However, the Oxford Dictionary has reduced the definition of Logistics to “the detailed organization and implementation of a complex operation.” The entire process is definitely more encompassing than just trucking goods to a final customer. There are many different operations and functions that contribute to the logistics chain including procurement, material planning, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing and even security.
Freight forwarding and transportation in the defence and aerospace industry is more than placing a package on a plane and shipping it to destination. Working with the wrong service providers can put your company at risk. Hence, it is extremely important to ensure that the freight companies you work with are properly educated and certified. Otherwise, you could encounter compliance issues with various government agencies.
Where Strategic Can Help
Think of Strategic as an extension to your compliance and logistics department. We are here to work in conjunction with your team to ensure that products are delivered to your customer compliantly as well as on-time. If you are tight on space, we can assist with warehousing and consolidation services for your products or even store in our secure facility Government Furnished Equipment/Material.