Logistics is an invaluable part of every business. It is the process or the movement of products, materials and equipment from a company to the outside world and vice versa. The term business logistics has been relatively a new comer compared with the actual dealing of logistics per se. It has only come around in the US in the 1960’s primarily driven because of the World War II. The world had its eyes open with the impact of how delivery, distribution and overall logistic have affected the end result of war. The United States of America army has enlightened us that mobility brings a lot to the table and that it is applicable to any campaign. If history is recalled properly, the fact that the US was able to bring its troops, supporting goods, equipment, plans as hastily as possible was the difference that made liberating Europe possible.
Managing supplies, raw materials and finished goods remains at the utmost importance in any business process. They conform now to the high demands of the open market. Globalization has multiplied the competitiveness of the market many times over. A company must now have a streamline planned supply chain or delivery at any given point in time or it may find itself falling behind its clients favor.
Clients of today has the mind set of – if we cannot get the quality that we want; at the price that we want and at the time we demand it to be, the we will get it from someone else. Globalization has indeed caused this trend of thinking but no one would admit at this as being a flaw or a side effect, in fact it is largely considered as a benefit if one would ask organizations around the world.
Businesses of today are pressured with the competition brought by the merging of industries of different nations. Information technology has also brought about a new dimension to the puzzle a business owner tries to solve every day and that is the rising effectiveness of social media. Google has played a part on the inclusion of online activities with the commerce of the business world. The once dormant ways of adverting, marketing and branding have been injected with a new DNA that speeds up the process; increases its effectiveness with the demographics and reducing the cost at doing it. It’s as if businesses in the past have been advertising by land, but now, Google by their side, they now travel by air. This amounts to tremendous efficiency on that side of business. With the new offering of Google plus, the internet adverting mogul has better positioned itself into becoming a major player in social networking.
All businesses of today want to be seen at Google, and many firms promise the moon and the stars for them to attain that. Many would promise to get more Google plus 1 which helps with a company’s ranking, but few sadly deliver. The logistics of how a marketing firm would be able to do it should be known to the client. It may either be through direct communication from the firm or from it past clients who will back up the firm’s claims.