For supply chains, uncertainty is the only certainty
The world changes in unpredictable ways, at unprecedented rates. The question is not if unanticipated changes will occur, or even when, but whether you will be ready. As change unfolds, customer needs evolve along with it leaving those moving goods to answer the question: Will you be ready to meet tomorrow’s customer expectations?
Manufacturers, Distributors, & Retailers
Supply chain disruptions take many forms, and have many causes, with many being out of any one business’ control. They affect the availability of capacity and labor; the preferred modes of transport; and distribution models themselves. Without knowing what disruptions may occur next, be ready to address them when they do. Access to an expanded range of modes and carriers. Efficiencies that allow you to move more with less. Adaptability to distribute in new ways, with new requirements. All are key to managing disruptions without disrupting the customer experience that you’ve become known for providing.
Freight Brokers & 3PLs
As trusted logistics partners, freight brokers and 3PLs are expected to help their customers navigate disruptions and uncertainties impacting shipping operations. However, knowing is only half the battle. In order to provide real, quantifiable value, logistics providers need to not only understand the changing environments but have the tools to successfully guide their customers through them. Their own business growth depends on it, too. Software that allows experts to apply their expertise in new ways not only helps secure customers’ trust; it ultimately leads to growth, too.