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Process Flow Chart and Associated Process Documents

✔ Excellence is a continuous process. Efficiency is leveraging the optimal process to compliment changing business environments. Excellence + Efficiency = Market Relevance

iFS Process Section

The process section of our website contains specific logistic business process flows. Each of these flows contains serialised process numbers with a process title and links to supporting documents (detailed process, training documents and related iFS apps where relevant.

The aim of each process flow is to illustrate the optimal business flow with a view to defining procedural documents and relevant training and tools to support your business needs. Each document can be rebranded to support your companies logistics process, you are free to distribute the documents within your company, we simply ask that you don't republish them on the internet without our prior consent (in writing).

You do not need to use our free or subscription cloud based logistics applications to use our documentation. The tools and processes are mutually exclusive though our applications and tools are built in line with the optimised process to support those who do leverage our logistics applications.

iFS Business Process

Select the appropriate Logistics Discipline to access detailed flow charts and documentation.

Air Freight Process Ocean Freight Process Rail Freight Process

Understanding Logistics Process Flows

Whilst any logistics function can seem bewildering to the untrained there are clear patterns, functions and structure within most logistics operations.

The structure and setup of most logistics operations is geared around two key elements, the main business operating system and relevant legislation.

Business Operating Systems

Business Operating Systems are the core systems/applications which are leveraged to support the effective movement and control of goods. Most logistics companies are 'as good as their systems', their strengths and weaknesses a reflection of the application, its process structure and usability.

Poorly designed, obsolete or inappropriate technologies generate cost, reduce operational effectiveness and increase customer churn. In contrast, a relevant technology reduces cost, increases market validity and support flexible, scalable operations.

Selecting the appropriate Business Operating System requires keen operational and business process knowledge, in simple terms, if you don't fully comprehend your business operation, you are unlikely to be able to select the right technology to meet your current / future needs/

Relevant Legislation

Logistics Operations range from short term project businesses (supporting the Olympics or a specific event) through to complex multi-national movements on a global scale.

Regardless of size, legislation will always be a key factor and often come in several flavours, particularly when dealing with the import and export of goods.

Legislation encompasses a myriad of business activities including the condition of equipment, the safety of people, the correct control of substances and hazardous goods through to the transactional legislation including how documents are controlled, recorded and retained.

Legislation comprehension and compliance and business paramount, fail and you can often face fines or worse. The key to a solid compliance process is the leverage of relevant documents, training, audit and of course a fit-for-purpose Business Operating System.