What is Transportation?
Transport is simply the means or the mode through which the people or goods move from one place to another. In today’s time, this has become one of the important parts of human life.
Every business is in one or another way is connected with this economic activity and it directly influences their functioning or performance. In simple words, the organisation relies on transportation system completely for better and timely delivering of their services and products.
Role of Transportation in Business
In today’s world, we just imagine the role of transport, it is tremendous which means that every economic activity is dependent upon the transportation system in one or another way. Today conducting the business without an efficient and better transportation system is something impossible and a very difficult task.
The economy of our country even is dependent upon transportation and is directly influenced by it. It has led to political, social, economic and even cultural development of the country. Transportation has made it possible to increase its customers range because it has possible for conducting business both on a countrywide and national level, which would otherwise in the absence of the transportation be otherwise only limited to the local areas.
Due to this economy of the countries could not have been developed effectively. It helps in meeting the demands of the customers of the business effectively through mass production which is possible through the timely supply of raw materials and proper distribution of finished goods.
Importance of Transportation in Business
Movement of Goods
This is one of the important function of transport to deliver all required raw materials to business and at last, delivers all finished goods of the company timely and properly to the customers.
It helps in increasing the sales of the business as if goods are delivered properly and timely to the one who needs it, they will be satisfied and will demand more and more. It, therefore, creates both time and place utility by carrying and delivering products to widely scattered customers.
Easy Movement of Labour
Transportation has made it possible to easily move labor from one location to another as per the requirement and use them with the highest productivity. It helps in fulfilling the labor and manpower requirement very easily.
Like, suppose if there is large no. of cheap and efficient manpower available at one location then through transportation it is possible to shift them to the required location and use with the highest productivity.
Control of Price Hike
This is one of the important function of the transportation that helps in removing all variations in the prices of the product. It brings coordination between more supplied areas and scarcely supplied areas of the country by moving goods from one place to another conveniently and easily.
When sufficient goods are present at different locations customers will be able to purchase goods at low and stabilizes prices because this will create stiff competition among producers and they will all aim at mass production of products at cheaper prices.
Transportation helps in raising the profit of the business by providing cheap raw materials from different locations and delivering their finished goods to distant customers. There are cheap and sufficient raw materials available at distant places of the country, through transportation they are brought to the area of the production and transformed into finished goods.
Help in Mass Production
Transportation helps the businesses in doing large scale production of their products by supplying each and everything very conveniently without any interruption. It makes it possible for the business to manufacture and sell their product at a cheaper cost and face the stiff and tough competition in the market. This way the business is able to serve large no. of customers and overall increase their revenue.