What exactly is a logistics operator?

The main activity of a logistic operator is to provide
transport and warehousing
and warehousing services, i.e. to manage and control all the processes in the supply chain until the goods are delivered.

The advantages of working with a logistics operator are as follows:

  • Broad geographic coverage with a large network of stable and daily relationships between branches and delegations at national and international level.
  • High level of knowledge and experience in our operations and loss reductionthanks to the wide experience of our agents
  • Reduction essential reduction of costs storage, distribution and transportation costs

Decrease in transportation costssince you only pay for the contracted services.

What functions does a logistics operator perform?

Depending on the logistics operator contract established with the company, the following main functions are distinguished:

  • Distribution and transportation: Organization of routes by traffic agents, as well as the transit or customs operations that these involve in a transport of goods.
  • Warehousing and stock management: Receipt of goods, quality control, quantity, stock control, packaging phases…. In order to take care of the goods completely and solve all the inconveniences of both space and time until delivery.
  • Marketing and merchandising: Computerized processing and tracking of orders and shipments, i.e. 24-hour tracking of orders, invoices, loading and unloading points, location of merchandise… What better way to know where your merchandise is? No more uncertainty!

What better way than to be worry-free from the time your order is processed until the goods are delivered, yet still have control over them at all times?

What types of logistics operators are there?

Depending on the logistics operator contract established with the company, the following main functions are distinguished:

  • Distribution and transportation: They consist of the organization of cargo groupage, distribution of goods at local, national or international level… This function can be summarized as the organization of routes by traffic agents, as well as the transit or customs operations involved in the transport of goods.
  • Warehousing and inventory management: They are in charge of the reception of goods, quality control, quantity, stock control, packaging phases… Product storage in order not to give headaches to the customer with where to leave their goods, or what to do with it, because we take care of it!
  • Marketing and merchandising: Computerized processing and tracking of orders and shipments, i.e. 24-hour tracking of orders, invoices, loading and unloading points, location of merchandise… What better way to know where your merchandise is? No more uncertainty!

What better way than not having to worry about anything from the time your order is processed to the time the goods are delivered, yet still being able to have control over them at all times?

WHAT TYPES OF LOGISTICS OPERATOR ARE THERE?

There are different types of logistics operators, generally known as Party Logistics and referred to as PL.

They are classified according to the areas or phases in which they are executed in a logistics chain:

  • First Party Logistics 1PL

The logistics operator 1PL is the most commonly outsourced, i.e. it refers to the transport of goods. It includes transportation agencies, which distribute the products of the company that has contracted them.

  • Second Party Logistics 2PL

This logistics operator not only offers transportation services, but also provides warehousing services for goods and products. They are usually responsible for the organization of the transport fleet and the preparation of warehouse orders.

  • Third Party Logistics 3PL

3PL logistics operators not only manage the integration of services, but also manage and supply the transportation fleet and storage location. In other words, total control of the entire flow of goods is maintained.

  • Fourth Party Logistics 4PL

This logistics operator works in a similar way to 3PLs. Oversees the logistics operation, but does not count as physical warehouse or trucking resources. It has the experience, expertise and efficiency, but constantly needs to work together with a 3PL operator.

  • Fifth Party Logistics 5PL

The 5PL logistics operators integrate the services of 3PL and 4PL operators, which means that the entire supply chain is optimized.
Which logistics operator do you think is best for you?

WHAT IS A LOGISTICS PLATFORM?

Logistics operator symbology

Is a logistics platform the same as a logistics operator? No!
A logistics platform is located at ports, airports, rail terminals and road transportation centers.

A logistics platform is located at ports, airports, rail terminals and road transportation centers.

According to the European Association EUROPLATFORMS, a logistics platform is:

“is a delimited area within which, by different logistics operators, the following activities are carried out logistics operatorsall activities related to the logistics and distribution of goods, both for international and national transports”.

Logistics platforms are divided into a number of areas according to their functions:

  • Services to workers: Rest areas, workshops for transport vehicles, customs matters…
  • Services to logistics companies; there we find warehouses, goods handling areas, goods preparation or picking…
  • Intermodal services; These allow interchange between different modes of transport, generally using containers as a means of cargo for such transport.

In conclusion, logistics platforms are a way to manage more efficiently the products that reach their destination in a more optimized way, considering all the possibilities in a totally globalized world, depending on the product.

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