Category: Business Service

Building a Skilled Workforce through Internal Training Initiatives

Internal or in-house training is corporate training where a company utilizes its knowledge and resources to train its employees. The training sessions are mainly conducted by internal staff and employees. This training aims to enhance employees’ efficiency and productivity and…

Some very special prizes

Some very special prizes

(In the image, from left to right and from top to bottom: Carlos Cancela, Sátur Fernández, Carlos García, Laura Vaquerizo, Rosa Arnaldo, Israel Martínez, Rául Leiva, Iván Rabanales, José Luis Jiménez and Juan Carlos Salmerón). At Transgesa we love giving…

Companies and international transport: main challenges for the future

International transport is part of the backbone not only of logistics, but of the world economy. Its ability to move goods on a planetary scale helps define what our world is like and how it will transform in the future….

Logistics and Transport: differences and similarities

Logistics and Transportation. Transport and logistics. Two words that we are used to seeing travel hand in hand and that we often use interchangeably. In most cases this is not a problem. However, what are the differences behind both terms?…

10 essential tips for your international shipments

It doesn’t matter how big your country is; there will always be more potential customers out of it. That is why companies constantly look beyond their borders, in order to continue growing and reaching more public. But shipping internationally isn’t…

Transport companies: what you should demand from them

“What am I allowed to expect?” For Immanuel Kant, this was one of the fundamental questions that human beings should ask themselves. The German philosopher was probably not very interested in logistics, but he was right with an idea that…

How new trends will mark the future of the Supply Chain

Work more together to obtain better results. That is one of the main conclusions of the annual study “The state of logistics outsourcing”. The work, through interviews with shippers and logistics providers, detects what it considers to be the main…

Logistics FAQ

Logistics is, in large part, finding the solution to the problems that arise. But, to keep us logistics operators busy, the list of questions seems almost endless. So we have created a decalogue with some of the most common questions…

Supply logistics, the great unknown

Supply chains are very complex living beings. They are made up of many parts and it is often easy to walk over one of them without paying enough attention to it. Somewhat hidden under the general concept of supply chain…

Transport Services: constant evolution

If you are one of those who think that a logistics operator is someone who is only in charge of taking merchandise from one place to another, you are very wrong. Although transport is one of the most common logistics…

What is Dropshipping and how can it help you?

To get an idea of the importance of dropshipping, it is enough to remember that some studies estimate the number of current electronic businesses that are managed through dropshipping at 33%. But what is this dropshipping thing? This technique consists…

The seven deadly sins of a logistician

According to Thomas Aquinas, the deadly sins “are those to which human nature is chiefly inclined.” A kind of innate tendencies in people that push us to commit acts with potentially terrible consequences. We wanted to transfer them to logistics…

Advantages and disadvantages of stock trading software

Stock trading software has become increasingly popular amongst investors and traders in recent years. This type of software is designed to make buying and selling stocks online easier, faster and more efficient. This article will look at some of the…

What does ecommerce want from logistics?

The first commandment for all companies is to respond to the needs of their customers. But knowing your wishes is something that is becoming more difficult every day, due to the constant change that society and business are going through….

Smart cities, to the rescue of logistics

Transport in cities does not stop growing. Currently, 64% of all trips take place in an urban environment and the number of kilometers traveled on these trips is expected to triple by the year 2050. This trend forces us to…

13 keys to survive seasonality

“If you want peace, prepare for war.” This ancient Roman proverb has been a classic of military academies for a long time. However, its applications do not end on the battlefield. Anyone in logistics who has experienced the problems of…

11 logistics myths that need to be disproved

We live surrounded by myths. That we only use 10% of our brain, that neurons cannot regenerate, that there is one hemisphere of the brain that predominates over the other and that makes us more artistic or more rational, that…

The worst advice for the Supply Chain

People like to hold on to fixed ideas that they can turn to in case of doubt. Theories that, over time, have become clichés and even immovable monoliths. However, the fact that these ideas have caught on does not make…

The four “R” of logistics

The need to compete more and better never ends for companies or their logistics. Both need to meet the new needs of their customers and, to do so, these four principles are gaining presence, vital to adapt to current scenarios….

How to manage the service levels of your products

Supplying the distribution channels with products is one of the obsessions of all companies. It is also a vital need, because without making the product available to the customer we will have a very difficult time buying it. For this…

The ethical pact of companies with their environment

Corporate Social Responsibility is born from an idea that, at first, may seem shocking: economic profit should not be the only objective of companies. It is not, however, a new idea. Since the 19th century, debates on the role of…

Logistics as a competitive advantage

“Of the many changes that have taken place in management thinking over the past 30 years, perhaps the most significant has been the emphasis placed on seeking strategies that provide greater value in the eyes of the customer.” This is…

Inventory management: Push and Pull models

Inventory management is a vital part of any supply chain. Thanks to it we manage our merchandise and we are able to know the status and location of our products, which in turn allows us to adequately respond to the…

just in time; logistics just in time

It is over 60 years old, but it is still the object of desire and the ideal of many supply chains across the globe. The Just in Time philosophy (‘Just in Time’ in English) pursues an objective that is easy…

Logistics warehouse, the heart of your supply chain

The logistics warehouse plays a fundamental role in the proper functioning of the supply chain. Nestled between the production and distribution processes, it allows adding value to our company’s logistics while optimizing costs and improving the service offered to the…

Warehouse types

We all know what a warehouse is. However, it is possible that we have not stopped at the different types of warehouses and the different systems that these spaces use to house merchandise. Although everyone needs to store, the needs…

Cross Docking, injection of speed for your logistics

Cross docking is not a new technique. However, current logistics trends mean that it is being used more and more. It is, for example, an indispensable ally for those seeking to reduce and even eliminate their stocks. And it is…

Blockchain and logistics; the future of supply chain

Blockchain, the data-recording technology behind the virtual currency Bitcoin, is all the rage. This new technology, which makes data transmission and storage more reliable by preventing its modification once it has been recorded, is breaking into many sectors, but not…

How to design a logistics warehouse

In many ways, the warehouse is the heart of logistics. The place that pumps merchandise and where product arrives to keep the flow of our supply chain alive. Therefore, getting it right when designing it will be essential for our…

Machine learning and logistics

Artificial intelligence is already a reality. The miracle of the machines that think occurs daily and the amount of researchers and investment behind it suggests that it will have a great future. Machine learning, or automatic learning, is one of…

just in case; when not everything is just in time

Few theories are as highly regarded in the supply chain world as Just in Time inventory management. The idea of supplying the product only at the precise moment in which it is going to be used, eliminating the need to…

Incoterms, what are they and what are they used for?

Have you ever been surprised by a client or a supplier telling you that they work “Ex Works”? Have you seen terms such as acronyms like “FOB” or “CIP” appear and you were not sure what they meant? Do you…

How to improve your logistics management

When we talk about logistics, images of trucks, packages, warehouses, trailers, delivery notes, orders, indicators, decisions immediately come to mind… A great hodgepodge of things that need to be put in order. And that is where logistics management comes into…

9 ways in which a logistics operator can help your business grow

Business competition has no end. Every day, companies around the world fight for customer approval in a battle that will start all over again the next morning. And, in order to win, the relationship with your logistics operator is often…

Why you don’t trust the data in your company

Everyone wants to use the data. Big Data is in fashion, the Internet of Things has multiplied the opportunities to obtain statistics, the blockchain promises to guarantee the integrity of the data, and the achievements of companies that have already…

PBX 10: We increased our commitment; we reduce the delivery time

Deliver earlier and offer better service to customers each time. Under this premise, the PBX 10 service was born, through which we became the first industrial pallet service with a commitment to deliver before 10 in the morning. The possibility…

What is RFID technology

The pending RFID revolution is here RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, is not a new technology. However, like all technologies, its large-scale implementation depends to a large extent on its costs being reduced over time to the point of being…

Logistics 4.0 for Industry 4.0

What is Logistics 4.0? In a world in which the number of acronyms and new terms does not stop growing, there are few that finally remain in time due to their usefulness. If we go by its importance, Logistics 4.0…

Groupage: flexibility and cost optimization

Not all shipments have the same size or the same needs. For this reason, being able to choose the appropriate modality for each delivery is essential if we want to optimize our logistics and our costs. Groupage is one of…

Route to Market and logistics: the path to the customer

Be customer oriented. Being with the client. Think of the customer. Put the customer at the center of our business. We have all heard phrases like these countless times. However, how do we reach the customer? What strategies do we…

Logistical agility, life insurance against the unexpected

The speed in the world is growing. The changes are faster and the cycles are shorter. A discovery runs over the previous one and what was new yesterday, the day after tomorrow will be outdated. The plans are carried out…

Freight transport: types and when to choose them

Freight transport is a world full of alternatives. Even before having to choose a logistics operator, we must decide what type of freight transport we want to use. And it is that the characteristics, qualities, pros and cons of the…

Land transport and types of trucks

Thinking about transportation is thinking about trucks. Ground transportation is omnipresent in our lives and roads and trucks are its backbone. But land transport has very different forms, which translates into very different types of vehicles. Depending on the type…

Five moments of truth with your logistics company

In our relationship with companies there are moments that make a difference. Situations in which we value the response that is offered to us and, as it has been, we proceed to form an opinion about that company. The moments,…

The 8 mistakes you should not make in express transport

The world of logistics works with increasingly reduced times and the tendency is to try to reduce these even more. Express transport is a fundamental part of supply chains, since it makes it easier for them to work with less…

Convenience points, a transport service to discover

The difficulty in deliveries to individuals is one of the big problems for both companies and consumers. Convenience points are among the measures that are giving the best results, a transport service that is already well received in other countries…

What you need to know about the new merchandise stowage law

This month of May the new merchandise stowage law will come into force. The new regulation comes to fill the gap that until now existed regarding how to load the merchandise in the vehicles. And we have prepared this article…

The 14 most common errors in freight transport

Lots of companies ship merchandise. Whether it is finished products, shipments to the final customer or materials that still need to be further worked on, the volume of freight transport worldwide is immense. But, despite being such a daily action,…

Order preparation: why it is the key to your warehouse

Order preparation is a critical section of transport and logistics. According to various studies, order preparation can account for up to 65% of total warehouse costs. For this reason, companies that prepare shipments must take into account the following basic…

logistics functions

Logistics is a multidisciplinary science. It encompasses many activities, very varied departments, different professionals and usually involves several companies throughout its journey. But its diversity does not end here. If we talk about the functions of logistics, what it tries…

Logistics Objectives

If last week we saw the logistics tasks and activities, this week we are going to focus on their purpose. In which are the objectives of logistics; that is, the final reason why all the previous actions are executed. Beyond…

The problem of balancing demand and supply

When the amount of demand and the amount of supply differ, trouble is about to come. Physical stores can’t sell what they don’t have on their shelves and warehouses overflow when we have too much supply and too little demand….

How to match demand to supply

The balance between demand and supply is as delicate as it is a critical issue in supply chains. Logisticians around the globe are well aware of the savings that can be achieved by maintaining this balance, and of the disasters…

What is the Logistics Chain

Logistics Chain or Supply Chain. Where does one begin and where does the other end? We often use them synonymously, although in reality they are not, since their tasks, functions and objectives differ. To help us distinguish them, we are…

What is thinking logistically?

A supply chain is a complex system that cuts across multiple companies, departments, and professionals. There are many people who in one way or another are part of the logistics of companies, either as customers or as logistics operators. Given…

Advantages of freight transport by road

Freight transport by road is one of the preferred methods of transportation around the world. In 2015 there were 13,841 companies in Spain dedicated to the road freight transport sector, which totaled a turnover of almost 23,000 million euros. What…

Kinds of transport

When we talk about types of transport for logistics and the supply chain, the most common ones quickly come to mind: road, rail, air and sea. However, the types of transport do not end here. Today, in addition to talking…

what is logistics

What is logistics? How can we get as close as possible to that concept? How can we help shape it and grasp what it entails? In order to achieve this, we have tried to approach it from different points of…

Three keys to food logistics

Food logistics is what allows us all to be able to find food products in good condition near us and from different parts of the world, whether from a nearby local producer, from a national supplier or even from producers…

How to get it right with full load transportation

Full load transport is one of the main types of road transport. Flexible, reliable, fast and efficient, it has always been highly sought after by shippers and logisticians, since both can take advantage of its characteristics and create stable relationships…

How is the national transport of merchandise

How is the national transport in Spain? Is there a predominant mode of transportation? How much merchandise moves within our borders? How has the arrival and development of express paleteria distribution networks been in our country? For logistics operators such…

Why you should improve the security of your warehouse

How many measures do you put into practice to improve the security of your warehouse? Warehouses are the places of transit or permanence of our clients’ merchandise and that makes them places to protect. But… What do we do to…

Five things to keep in mind in your road transport

Road transport can offer very different sensations to the companies that use it. It can become a silk road in which everything flows easily or become a maze fraught with incidents, problems and lack of control in costs. To realize…

Is your shipping company good? Seven ways for you to know

Companies that need to deliver merchandise know how important it is to have a supplier that is a true partner and help on a day-to-day basis. However, how can we know if the shipping company we are working with is…

Challenges for national transport companies in Spain

We are already fully into 2019. And, as always, the beginning of the year has been filled with wish lists. Purposes and commitments to motivate us for the upcoming course. In our case, as our passion is logistics, our thoughts…

How Spanish companies face outsourcing

To outsource or not to outsource? That is the question. What is better? Execute our processes ourselves or entrust them, totally or partially, to external companies? What attitude do Spanish companies have towards internationalisation? What do they look for in…

Logistics outsourcing: what you need to know to carry it out successfully

It is a cliché, but at the same time it is true: companies compete in increasingly competitive markets and in which it is more difficult to differentiate. Every day more products and services become ‘commodities’, that is, products that are…

6 reasons to make the leap to the supply chain in the cloud

Few things have such a direct result in company accounts like the supply chain. Achieving efficient, dynamic and quality logistics improves your numbers and customer satisfaction. That is why companies do not rest in the search to improve this part…

The presence of women in transport companies

The world of transport and logistics has traditionally been seen as a preserve reserved mainly for men. From the truck to the top management, the supply chain is a predominantly male sector. How is the incorporation of women in transport…

Towards the digital supply chain

Digitization is another of those words that, for a few years, seem to be in fashion in the business world. Like Big Data, Blockchain and other glittering terms that sound very good to the ear. But what are we to…

Heijunka or the leveling of production

Lean Manufacturing is one of the great manufacturing models of today and we have already talked about it on several occasions. Today we are going to stop at one of the bricks that usually make up the Lean manufacturing and…

The present of last mile logistics

Last mile logistics is one of the most important, delicate and expensive parts of the distribution process. However, it is very frequent that it is not sufficiently taken into account or that it is simply included in the shipping process,…

Career Path and Salary in the Supply Chain

As much as we love logistics, we all look at our bank account at the end of the month to make sure our payroll arrives on time. That is why the ASCM logistics association prepares an annual study on the…

How to deal with complexity in the supply chain

Anyone who knows the world of logistics knows how complicated things can get. In addition, the fast-paced world in which we move makes it easier for these difficulties to increase. The debate on the origins and complexity in the supply…

How to reduce logistics complexity

Last week we discussed in our blog about the complexity in the supply chain. On that occasion we focused on finding its origins, where it comes from and why it seems to be in constant growth. Today we want to…

Five things to keep in mind when choosing shipping companies

There are thousands of shipping companies. For this reason, when a company begins to look for a logistics operator or transport company, it may have difficulties when it comes to knowing where to start. From Transgesa, to make it easier…

Everything You Need to Know to Invest in US Stock Exchange From India

It’s no unknown fact that NYSE & NASDAQ are two of the world’s biggest stock exchanges. But do you know both these stock exchanges are thrice the size of the 3rd placed Shanghai Stock Exchange? That is the magnitude of…

The importance of implementing a warehouse management system to increase company productivity

Warehouse management quickly and efficiently has become a point of interest for the company—incorrect storage results in higher costs and ignorance of the actual stock. Implement the warehouse management system in a third party logistics software system by unifying all…

Lab Made Diamonds Trending as an Eco Friendlier Diamond

One market that has grown in recent years and has captivated millennial brides is lab-grown diamonds. While the natural diamond market remains strong, 66% of millennials prefer to buy diamonds for engagement rings. The result is a Man Made Diamonds…

How To Find the Best Dropshipping Supplier for Your Furniture & Home Improvement eCommerce Store? 

The aesthetic and ambiance of a home are lifted by its decor. With furniture, accessories, and everything in between, it seems to go on forever.  In short, the home improvement market never sleeps, which makes it an ideal niche for…

What Business Opportunities Could Your Blog Bring?

Despite what many of you may realize, setting up a blog is in fact very simple and low cost. Once you have bought a domain name you will need to buy VPS hosting and then add your blog to a…

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