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Everything you need to know about Lean Logistics

You may have heard of the term “Lean Logistics” which is becoming more popular among the European logistics companies from the International Forwarding Association. If you are not quite sure what lean logistics is and how it can improve the supply chain and the processes and services offered by the forwarders throughout Europe, read on to find out everything you need to know about this relatively new concept. What exactly is lean logistics Lean logistics is a supply chain process which can help the members of the freight forwarding association reduce the costs for their services, improve their overall performance,… Read more

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How Blockchain Can Transform the Supply Chain

As members of IFA know, the supply chain is becoming ever so complicated with problems like delays in the payment between manufacturers and suppliers as well as between customers and retailers. The contractual agreements as well as contract logistics often require using the services of banks and lawyers which add to the delays and the costs. There is also the problem with the traceability of the goods back to the suppliers which makes it difficult to deal with defects and returns. The lack of direct communication between the suppliers, retailers and the customers can lead to frictions and can involve… Read more

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IFA is looking towards the implementation of smart containers for European logistics services

Thanks to the implementation of smart containers used for international freight forwarding, each container will be connected to the IoT. This will make it possible for the members of the freight forwarders association to check the status of each container used by the European network for transportation in real time. Such a system will help the forwarders throughout Europe to monitor not only the location of each smart container but also monitor other factors which can affect the condition of the cargo including the temperature, humidity levels, vibrations, shocks, as well as the opening and closing of the doors. This… Read more

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The factors which IFA takes into consideration for your product packaging

The International Forwarding Association knows how much impact your product packaging has on your entire supply chain including the storage and distribution as well as on the International freight forwarding. This is why the international freight forwarders always strive to do the best to optimize it for your best interest. Why is the packaging so important for the freight forwarders network and for our customers? Proper packaging of small shipments, complete loads and oversized cargo is essential not only to protect the goods and cargo from damage and contamination but is also crucial for the goal of achieving green logistics… Read more

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Organizing the orders by confirming the details with the customers

Prior to each shipment, the employees from the forwarders throughout Europe receive detailed information regarding the cargo and goods. This allows them to pack them properly and to organize the care for those products which require special conditions for storage or transport, such as temperature levels, humidity and so on. The proper preparation is vital for the freight forwarding services.     Here we will discuss all the basic details which the companies from the European network for transportation need to know in order to properly organizing the freight forwarding.   The type of cargo or goods – whether they… Read more

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Introduction to logistics – here are some basic concepts

Many of the retailers, distributors and other customers use the services provided by the freight forwarders Europe. And many others will be using their logistics services in the future. Since some of the terms used in logistics may not be quite clear for the existing and future customers of this type of service, we from the international freight forwarders network offer a brief overview of the basic concepts which our customers need to know when using our professional services.   Logistics and groupage lines In the cases when the customer needs a transport service for their goods from one European… Read more

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The importance of logistics for the supply chain

Supply chains are an integral part of the modern production. They are used for the transport of raw materials, returning finished products and for the exchange of money and data. The logistic provided by international freight forwarding is the primary means of transporting raw materials as well as for the return of finished products when recycling is needed or for other reasons.  Many raw materials are transported from one country to another which is done by the forwarders throughout Europe.   Storage as part of the supply chain The companies from the international freight forwarders network offer storage services in… Read more

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The increasing demand for fresh produce has placed new challenges for the logistics business

The number of middle class people is constantly growing due to the increased mobility options as well as wider choices for better paying jobs. This has led to a tendency for improved purchasing power and a greater demand for fresh produce as compared to frozen products.  The freight forwarders Europe are working on adding more vehicles for the transport of fresh products which can maintain suitable temperatures and conditions for the products during the shipment.     The main producers of fresh vegetables and fruit in Europe Fruits and vegetables are among the top purchased products in Europe due to… Read more

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The consolidation of cargoes in European logistics

Consolidation is convenient for the customers of the European logistics association because they can us the warehouse and storage services provided by the network of freight forwarders until their cargo reaches the required volume which needs to be transported.   Consolidation is especially convenient for groupage services Consolidation of loads is a regular necessity for customers who use groupage services. The warehouses of the freight transport association located in different European countries are available for the storage of smaller shipments until a larger one is accumulated. This helps the customers save money from needing to send multiple smaller shipments instead… Read more

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Logistics services for the transport of art objects and museum exhibits

The transport of art objects requires special packing for each item. When the exhibits of an entire exhibition are being transported, the task becomes even more complicated.  Museum exhibit transport is also a common service demanded due to ongoing travelling exhibitions. Another common need of art transport is required by auction houses and art owners for auctions. You can rely on the professionalism of the International freight forwarders association for the forwarding of paintings, artefacts, as well as various antique items for museums and for private collectors.   Compliance with the international requirements for art and museum exhibit transport We… Read more

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Suitable trailers for the customers of the European network for logistics services

The freight forwarding services provided by the European logistics network include a variety of road transport options which include transporting goods and cargo in trailers. The different trailer types all have their own pros and cons.  Depending on the specific types of goods and cargo being forwarded the freight forwarders choose the most suitable trailers to forward them. The main factors which affect the choice of the most suitable trailer are: its length, capacity, safety and reachability of the cargo. Here are some of the pros and cons of the various types of trailers used.   Dry van trailer This… Read more