Monday, 23 February 2015

Seashell: International Freight Forwarders in Mumbai

International Freight Forwarding in Mumbai
International Freight Forwarding

International freight forwarders play a key role in the shipping industry. They are efficient in handling international shipments and also have the expertise in preparing and processing various documentation and formalities related to international shipments.

Documentation Reviewed by International Freight Forwarders
An international freight forwarder reviews the following documents and also takes care of customs:
  • Shipper’s export declaration
  • Bill of lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Documents required by the country or carrier of the respective import, export and transshipments
In recent times with the advancement in technology most of these information is processed in a paperless environment. Updating the entire system with the latest technology will help in greater visibility, connectivity and accessibility will help to provide proper tracking of delivery, freight, and inventory and purchase order which will effectively contribute to increase in the cost effectiveness of the business.

Services and Capabilities of International Freight Forwarders
As International freight forwarders we need to include these as part of our special capabilities to ensure success in the logistics industry.
  • Offer both competitive as well as reliable international freight forwarding solutions which will help to support the growth and expansion in both the existing and new markets
  • Handle quota issues, quarantine and customs procedures and trade disputes
  • Deal with changes in emergency measure and trade policies
  • Provide services which are cost effective to customers with regards to the movement of international freight
  • Offer intermodal solutions which are cost effective to meet specific requirements of customers in terms of routing, transit time and cost
  • Manage Freight with regards to ocean, air and road
  • Work as risk management consultant
Seashell Logistics Pvt. Ltd is a member of World Cargo Alliance (WCA) and international freight forwarding is one of the core services. With a global network across 190 countries and an association with over 5000 Agents in the industry is considered to be the best in International Freight Forwarding in Mumbai by maintaining strong partnerships with major road, ocean and air carriers.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Why Logistics and Supply Chain Management is Important

Supply Chain management services in mumbai
Supply Chain Management

Supply chain refers to a system of people, organization, technology, information, activities, and other resources which are involved in movement of products, services or both from supplier(s) to customer(s). It is to manage supply and demand economically, on time and adequately. Hence it requires an efficient way of forecasting, planning, implementation and execution of supply chain operations. Main objective of supply chain management is satisfaction of mid and end user through efficient utilization of distribution capacity, labor, inventory and other available resources.
An effective Supply Chain Management involves following activities:
  • Procurement
  • Storage of raw materials
  • Planning of production
  • Scheduling
  • Storage of raw materials
  • Warehousing
  • Inventory
  • Finished goods
  • Processing of order
  • Customer service
  • Returns Management
  • Reverse Logistics
Although companies have learnt to squeeze maximum efficiencies out of their manufacturing plants through statistical process control, lean manufacturing practices and just in time replenishment, but they still face the problem of moving goods and services through different layers of global supply chain. This is because the process of movement is costly and time consuming.
Both logistics and supply chain involve movement of storage of materials within company and movement of finished goods to the end users hence they have become of prime importance to most of the businesses.
Seashell Logistics Pvt Ltd specializes in supply Chain management services. It helps managers and supervisors to have a thorough understanding of supply chain management and efficient functioning of logistics and supply chain management which is important for their customers as well as businesses. With efficient and economical logistics and supply chain management, Seashell helps its client in following ways:
  • To compete in global market and the networked economy. Organizations enjoy our efficient and cost effective logistics and supply chain services.
  • To boost customer service by ensuring that the right product and quantity are delivered within the specified time at the right place.
  • To provide effective after sale customer support
  • To improve the bottom line of firms by decreasing the use of large fixed assets in the supply chain like transportation vehicles, warehouses and plants.
  • To improve the cash flow and increase profits by expediting delivery of the products.
Both logistics and supply chain management offers tools and techniques which will help organizations to diagnose any problems properly and help to streamline the product flows efficiently.

Monday, 16 February 2015

What is Total Logistics?

Logistics plays an important role in today’s fast growing business world. Logistics companies aim at including comprehensive information, latest control systems and communication which are of great importance in this business environment. In this business prospects Total Logistics refers to the sequence of operations that result in placing of finished goods or services in the hands of customer or the end-user from its place of origin.

Logistic services in mumbai
What is Total Logistics

Total Logistics Services
Total logistics integrates following business activities:
  • Planning the structure for management of materials and services
  • Handling of materials and services
  • Management of Inventory and Order
  • Industrial Packaging
  • Implementing and controlling the flow of raw materials, inventory and finished products from the point of origin to the destination or point of consumption.
  • Customer services
  • Management of Transportation system
  • Management of Warehousing
Total Logistics Cost Concept
Seashell Logistics Pvt. Ltd. offers the best logistic services globally. Experts are of the opinion that Total Logistics is also a source of value addition. Inventory management is the only element within the realm of the total logistics chain which is seldom outsourced. In entire logistics process transportation is considered to be the single largest cost. The following services are usually outsourced in logistics process:
  • Transportation
  • Customs Brokerage
  • Freight consolidation
  • Freight Forwarding
Total Logistics helps to reduce overall cost of the goods delivered and increases their time and space utilities at the right time and right place. This is possible by implementing following approach:
  • Streamlining storage, transport and the handling operations.
  • Reducing inventories and the financial and storage costs which are related to it.
  • Making cost effective use of the available assets
It is very important that logistic companies should include a cost effective total logistics approach and should mainly focus on their strategies in fulfillment of the specifications and requirements of their clients.