Are your fuel logistics processes stuck in the ‘90’s?

Fuel Inventory Logistics Management Technology Checklist

Are your fuel logistics processes stuck in the ‘90’s?

If you haven’t conducted an audit and best practices review of how you manage your fuel inventory along with your ordering, dispatching, tracking and invoicing processes, now might be the time. In this article featured in the 2019 Spring issue of Fuel Market News, fuel and C-store veteran Richard Browne shares a checklist of questions to help fuel distributors and retailers streamline their fuel logistics process. When visiting wholesalers and haulers, Browne often finds a ‘file room’ with boxes of paperwork related to the fuel buying, dispatching and inventory management processes…or he might see a dispatcher repetitively  cutting and pasting order, load, truck, driver and delivery information in Excel...or he witnesses the amount of time wasted waiting for delivery tickets and bill of ladings to arrive so accounting can invoice the fuel.  In this article, Browne focuses on key issues facing the fuel supply chain management industry today and outlines a checklist of factors to review in conducting a fuel logistics audit.


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