Logistics refers to the overall process of managing how resources are acquired, stored, and transported to their final destination. It was initially a military-based term but it’s now used widely in the business sector. Logistics is a common term used in companies involved in manufacturing sectors. They use this word to refer to the management of resources and handling along the supply chain.
Logistics management means planning, implementing, and controlling the efficiency of the flow and the storage of goods and services. It involves identifying prospective distributors and suppliers and determining their effectiveness and accessibility.
Information is tracked from the point of origin to the point of consumption. This is done to ensure safe delivery to meet the customer’s requirements. Logistic resources help in making the processes smooth and generate maximum profits for the supplier. Logistics management is part of the supply chain process.
Logistics management in the agricultural industry
Just like any other industry, the agricultural sector or agricultural industry also depends on logistics management. It ensures the continuous flow of agro products from suppliers to industries, mandis, commission agents and finally to end customers. This process starts with agricultural production, followed by acquisition, storage, handling, transportation, and lastly, distribution. Logistics management helps stakeholders in agribusiness to manage the procurement and keep an eye on the products even during transportation or storage.
Under National Food Security Mission, during 2020-21, nursery infrastructure facilities were established at 4 different state agricultural universities, Other than this, five seed processing and storage infrastructure facilities for crops were also established in selected centers. As of September 2020, India has 8,186 cold storages with an storage capacity of 374 lakh million tonnes approximately. To strengthen the transportation, government introduced Transport and Marketing Assistance scheme. This has helped in increasing assistance by 50% for marine transport and 100% for air.
It is important that every activity in this process is effectively managed so that the requirement of end customers’ are met on time. It is also important that due processes are followed so that distribution expenses can be brought down, circulation of agricultural goods can be improved and unnecessary losses can be avoided. It is becoming more important nowadays for the stakeholders involved in logistics management to strive for more environment-friendly processes.
With effective logistic management, spoilage of agricultural products can be controlled. This would directly mean that more agricultural output will reach mandis across India. With this surge, the work of commission agents at various mandis will also increase. They will need to invest more time in mandi accounting activities like bill generation, managing inventory and keeping track of payments. Understanding the concerns of commission agents in mandi accounting and turning them into opportunities, Bijak which is India’s Number 1 Agritrading App, came up with a mandi accounting solution called ChargeERP.
ChargeERP the solution
ChargeERP mandi accounting software has been designed keeping in mind the daily interactions of commission agents in agricultural mandis. It is a cloud-based accounting software introduced with the core aim of reducing the agent’s workload. ChargeERP is the easiest, fastest and most secure mandi accounting software available in India. One of the many benefits of this platform is that it can be accessed from anywhere and from multiple devices. It provides data security with end-to-end encryption. Plus, it doesn’t require any kind of technical or accounting expertise.
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