Do you import goods and require 3PL and transport services? Are you looking for a one-stop-shop? Do you currently have services split across multiple service providers? Do you incur additional costs due to delays with documentation? Do you have visibility of the full logistics chain?
Working with a Freight Forwarding & Logistics provider that can provide all services will resolve your pain points. Additional costs can be incurred due to delays with the transfer of documentation or information. Eliminate these costs by consolidating your services with a trusted Freight Forwarder who also provides solutions for 3PL & transport.
If you are importing goods you will likely engage the services of a Freight Forwarder. The Incoterms will determine who is responsible for the movement of the goods. Incoterms (International Commercial Terms) are pre-defined commercial terms internationally recognised which define the responsibilities of the sellers & buyers.
Commonly used Incoterms are:
- EXE EX Works
- FCA Free Carrier
- FOB Free on Board
- CFR Cost & Freight
- CIF Cost Insurance & Freight
Freight Forwarding can be broken up into Origin, Freight (Transit) & Destination:
- Origin Transport of goods from origin source to port
- Origin Clearance of goods to leave the country of origin & validation of cargo
- Origin Handling
- Transit Freight via shipping line or airline
- Destination Clearance of goods for entry into the destination country
- Destination Handling
- Destination Transport of goods to the final destination
3PL (Third Party Logistics) PROVIDERS
3PL definition is the use of third party businesses to outsource elements of its warehousing, fulfilment & distribution services. Companies outsource their 3PL requirements due to capacity constraints, to reduce overhead costs or to increase efficiencies to improve customer service. Selecting a 3PL provider that also manages your Freight Forwarding will improve product visibility through the logistics chain.
Detention charges can be eliminated as the responsibility lies with the one provider (not including customs border holds). Set key performance indicators (KPI’s) that will ensure inventory integrity and deliver an efficient solution. Continuous improvement programs will focus on consistently achieving KPI’s and delivering the best customer experience.
TRANSPORT DELIVERY TO END CUSTOMER
Transport is defined as the movement of goods from one place to another. This is an integral part of the logistics chain. The previous tasks can be carried out at 100% success meeting all key performance indicators (KPI’s), however, if the goods are damaged or delivered late, that is what the customer will remember. DIFOT (delivery in full, on time) is a well-known industry term measuring the expected product and quantity ordered by the customer, delivered to the right place at the nominated time.
Freight Forwarding and 3PL Logistics providers in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth have purpose built solutions to serve you in a better and more cost-effective way. By providing ready set-ups, having the required skills, efficient resources and world-class WMS systems are capable of giving you a competitive cost along with high-class services. More and more Australian manufacturers and importers are beginning to combine their Freight Forwarding, 3PL Logistics and Transport services to improve visibility for end to end logistics.
For more than a century, BCR has continued to help small, medium, and large businesses achieve an optimum logistics solution with warehousing and transportation, including air freight and sea freight services to and from the major ports including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle (Perth).