Supply Chain Management
International logistic chains have existed since as long as Marco Polo and The Silk Road.
But as a result of the globalization, the information age, the volatility of the global markets, the competition pressure has increased to new dimensions. Today all the mentioned factors speed each other up. Therefore producers, consumers and logistic service providers are increasingly focussed on the challence to create flexible and efficient supply chains and develop and improve these continuously.
VLS-Group has a lot of experience in the creation and optimization of customers supply chains.
In this respect synchromodality also plays an important role.
In our synchromodal transport concept, VLS-Group analysis, which transport options (ship, rail, road, inland barging, feeder transport) can be used in order to come to the optimal safe, sustainable and economic total transport concept. Part of this analysis is a risk assessment, in which all the risks and advantages (f.i. payload) of the various alternative scenarios are weighed. In this risk assessment we also focus on identifying potential bottlenecks. When necessary, (because of urgent requirements or possible unexpected obstructions en route), this synchromodal concept makes it easy to switch between the various modalities in the different scenarios.