When selecting a supplier to transport your goods, there are a few things to consider.
First you must set out your transportation needs. Will you be transporting something produced abroad to a warehouse in Norway? What distance does the item cover? Do you have small or large volumes? Are set departure times important? What about customs clearance of goods? Will you do this yourself, or is it preferable for the transporter to do this? What is the cost-benefit ratio of storing goods yourself or renting space in a warehouse? These are some of the key questions you need to be clear about before you start to look for a transport provider.
Once you've set out your principal needs, you can then specify your transport needs. It may be advisable to decide whether you would like several smaller suppliers or one large transport provider to take care of your needs. Do you need one supplier that will provide efficient transport to your end customer? Do you need to transport items by road, rail, air or sea? Is courier transport important for fast delivery? Is the quality of the delivery important? Once you've listed your needs in order of priority, you will have a much clearer picture of which transport and logistics suppliers suit you best.
Remember that by looking at the value chain as a whole, you are in a better position to assess and optimize production and delivery. This can help to reduce costs and add value for the customer.
If you would like to have an informal one-to-one around your needs in regards of transportation, please contact us at your convenience.