Global supply chain pressures are something businesses have dealt with for years, but in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reached a new level. Supply chain disruption is a reality, so businesses are shifting their mindset to how they can be more prepared.
Outsourcing your warehousing is a solution that supports that mindset and can help keep your business ahead of a supply chain disruption.
There’s a quote by Ken Poirot that says, “Be proactive, not reactive, for an apparently insignificant issue ignored today can spawn tomorrow’s catastrophe.”
In this industry, a supply chain disruption of any size is not an insignificant issue, so you’re seeing Ken’s point. Being proactive is critical.
Supply chain disruptions can cause late or even missed deliveries, inventory issues, bottlenecks, and huge operational costs (among other things). Many outsourced warehouses can handle a long list of supply chain logistics:
- Order Fulfillment
- Online Inventory
- Temperature Control
- Merging Products in Transit
- Short and Long-Term Storage
- Pick n’ Pack
By outsourcing your warehousing to be proactive against supply chain disruptions, businesses should see three main benefits.
Shifting Business Focus
By outsourcing, businesses are able to shift their focus internally to higher-level strategy because the supply chain logistics and warehouse operations are being handled. Departments like Sales, Marketing, and Product Development can benefit greatly from this shift in leadership focus and business initiatives. Businesses that outsource their warehouses can spend more time analyzing trends and data which allows them to make more informed decisions about their market and customer base as well.
More Accurate Delivery and Services
In a supply chain disruption, the result is not only frustration on the company’s end, but frustration on the customer’s end too. By being proactive and maximizing warehouse solutions for this supply chain bottleneck, customers are less affected and thus, happier. Products are delivered on time and sales are not lost. Outsourcing warehousing also gives insight into inventory in real-time, allowing for ongoing management of inventory and tracking of trends.
Happy customers tend to go hand-in-hand with brand loyalty as well, so all of this affects a business’ reputation and bottom line.
Contracts Based on Business’s Needs
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to outsourced warehousing, so businesses create a contract with a service provider based on their size and needs. This also allows services to be customized and scaled with growth over time.
We Are Your Warehousing Solution
Outsourcing your warehouse services will not only help keep your business operations ahead of supply chain disruption, but it is an extremely cost-effective option. At American Warehouse Inc., we specialize in cross-docking services, fulfillment services, consolidation solutions, managed freight services, and a whole host of other warehouse services.
We operate out of multiple locations in the tax-free state of New Hampshire and our team is standing by to help your business streamline and maximize efficiency. Contact the experts at American Warehouse, Inc. to discuss your warehousing needs today.