Updated: Aug 30
The movement of goods is a significant cost item with the lowest added value in all sectors. To minimize the said time and cash costs, companies use the MilkRun system whenever possible.
In logistics operations, it is an approach that ensures the most efficient use of the relevant transport mode (Land, Air, Sea, Railroad) by sequential cargo transportation between multiple interconnected points instead of a vehicle going from point A to point B and back.
Proper configuration of logistics networks (internal and external) for Milkrun to function is the most challenging part of this approach.
Adaptation of stakeholders (internal groups, suppliers, manufacturers, external logistics service providers, etc.) to the system
Arrangement of routes through which distribution networks will pass
Adjusting the loads to be transported according to the transport vehicle
Preparation of systems such as BarCode / QR Code / RFID for fast loading and unloading
Automate as much as possible
Reduction of indirect costs caused by transportation and transportation
Simplification of physical processes (software processes are becoming sophisticated)
Positive impact on carbon footprint
Requires sophisticated software and needs to be updated periodically
The need for re-planning and reorganization of processes and even stockpile setup