There are four steps of control.
Control > information availability and capital efficiency
Lack of Control
You are vaguely in control of your logistics. You are aware of the levels of transportation and warehousing costs, but you do not have easy access to the detailed information needed to analyze and improve the flow.
It is relatively simple to move from a lack of control to reactive control. This primarily involves taking control of two flows: the physical flow and the financial flow.
This step is about moving form reactive to more proactive control, and managing your flows actively. At this step, we manage both the physical and the financial flows.