From the desk of Riskpulse:
If you are involved in a business in which one of the main tasks is to deliver or transport goods or materials to your clients or customers, you know that there is a need for you to take a wide range of steps. This is to ensure that your customers are satisfied with the performance of your company. There are a lot of things that you need to consider including the health and safety of the products, the automobile and the transporters as well. Aside from that, you also have to think about the environmental and natural hazards that might be encountered. As you can see, there are numerous risks that your personnel and goods might come across with so how are you going to minimize those risks if not eliminate them? The answer is simple; you will need to make use of good transportation risk indicators.
Risk reduction is not difficult but it doesn’t mean that coming up with a plan to minimize unwanted results on your business is a child’s play. Before you come up with the transportation risk indicators that you want to exploit in the organization, you should first think about a few things. First is the about the goods that you are transporting. If you have been transferring or delivering items that are hazardous such as chemicals, you should know that there are legal duties that you need to comply with. This is also true when it comes to shipping goods such as foods, wastes and animals.
The delivery KRIs are a part of the transportation risk management system that you have established for the activity. Even though there are risks that can be avoided, there are also some that require you to deal with it. When it comes to measuring the risks that your business might encounter, the transportation risk indicators are definitely your best bet in protecting your company’s assets. Knowing the steps into determining the risk indicators that you will be using can really aid you in setting up a good transportation risk management system.
After you have identified the goods and the risks that they might bring, you can now keep track of them using the transportation risk indicators. Make sure that the delivery KRIs are aligned with the business goals and you should also think about the main risks that you would like to keep your business away from. Among the key risks today when delivering or transporting goods from one place to another are products damaged during transit, fire, explosion, loss and theft and accidents such as chemical burns.
With the transportation risk indicators, you can easily keep track of the most important components included during the process of delivery. You will be able to ensure that you have the best means for transport, protect the unusual, large or heavy loads and also secure the entire trip. Typically, there are four areas that the whole transportation risk management system concentrates upon. These are the safety of the goods, the appropriateness or condition of the equipment, materials or vehicles, the health of the personnel and the satisfaction of the customers.