4PLCS CONTROL TOWER
Our 4PL Services
Logistics Management Services
Within the purchasing of logistics, 4PL Central Station follows a holistic and continuous approach with the long-term goal of improving quality and saving costs. Based on the experience of previous projects, on average we have achieved savings of 20%.
Competence in freight procurement in all modes of transport – Deep industry knowledge
Market knowledge -Market access – Volume bundling – Benchmarking
Standardization – SOP/SLA – Freight simulation
Tender Management – Supplier evaluation – NCR Management
Intralogistics includes all logistical material and product flows, which take place within the production supply chain process or in all distribution areas. In many companies there is a considerable potential in intralogistics to achieve an improvement of performance and cost savings. 4PL Central Station, through its professional and pragmatic project management style, is able to offer the holistic implementation of complex projects in the division of intralogistics.
Holistic warehouse optimization – Analysis and optimization of intralogistics processes
Conceptual design of warehouse layouts
Increase of productivity – Reduction of processing times – Streamlined warehouse processes
Abrogation of redundant work flows – Harmonization of similar tasks – Reduction of administrative effort
All functionalities can be integrated via interfaces with the customer’s ERP system:
Transport order transmission – Inbound/Outbound – Tracking & Tracing – EDI – SCEM – Proactive early warning system – Categorized documentation of deviations – Carrier assessment
Calculation of all freight tariffs – Freight credit note system – Customer invoicing – “Gain-share” control – E-Auction/E-Bidding – Spot-market assignment
Operative warehousing – Pick / Pack / Shipping processes – EDI – Paperless picking – Proactive early warning system – Vendor consignment
Advanced Supplier Warehouse – Performance monitor – Different inventory procedures – Inventory control – Shelf life – Serial number control
Defining, measuring and evaluating key figures is an important component in order to ensure long-termed high quality and optimal cost structures through transparency. Regular reporting in transport and intralogistics at different levels of detail and the evaluation of these KPI’s serve as a basis for defining continuous and proactive improvement measures, as well as for implementing and evaluating strategic decisions.
The individualized key figures form the foundation for recurring feedback meetings between the customer and 4PL Central Station. On the basis of these figures optimization potentials can be determined and specific measures can be agreed. Furthermore, clearly defined objectives allow managing the transport and storage service providers objectively.
Cost and volume reports – KPI dashboards – Damage analyses
Strategic analyses – Budget preparation – Market analyses
Carrier performance measurement – Documentation of measures
Proactive quality management – Review Meetings
The requirements in the area of customs and foreign trade grow steadily and the scope of duties is becoming more complex. 4PL Central Station is capable of supporting its customers in all strategic and operational matters in the fields of compliance and export/ import management.
Import processing – Export processing – Preferences and origin – Export control
Declaration to authorities – Customs classification – Trade compliance – Inward processing
Concession Management – Export certificate – Supplier declaration
Tariff suspensions – Contacts with authorities – Provide assistance / support with assessments
4PL Central Station has several years of experience in handling the transport organization for various goods and operates a professional worldwide transport management service for numerous clients. Through a transaction-based remuneration system, the service can be offered in a variable manner.
Multimodal – High capacity transport / Heavy goods transport – Export processing – Import processing
Cross-Trades – Procurement logistics – Waybills – Deviation analysis
Customer´s system / own system – Letter of Credit´s processing – Spot-market
Empties management – Intrastat / Extrastat – Returns
4PL Central Station has extensive logistics expertise in warehousing as well and operates a variety of customized warehouse logistics solutions. The professional 4PL logistics control tower coordinates, optimizes and controls all logistics functions in the warehouse and packing area.
Continuous transparency during the order processing from goods receipt to goods issue
Barcode supported warehouse processes – Paperless procedures
Product related storage strategy – Route optimized relocation strategy