The holidays are here and there is a ton of unfortunate buzz about gift deliveries running behind dues to inefficient supply chain circumstances.
Unfortunately, the supply chain issue is a real problem that has recently come to a head in most major markets. However, with the right logistics team on your side, your brand can make strides with the supply it has stored up and ensure that none of its customers are left with a lump of coal this holiday season.
Let’s take a closer look at the 3 main issues surrounding the supply chain squeeze and how a partnership with GFs Logistics can help your brand save this year’s holidays.
Imbalanced Supply and Demand
Although the heart of the pandemic was almost two years ago, our nation’s supply chains are still experiencing an influx of demand with little available supply. As if general labor shortages weren’t enough to hold up the nation’s supply chain, many businesses haven’t implemented the correct warehouse management strategies to properly forecast future demand.
For a while, even poor forecasting allowed several industries to putter along, selling their available supplies. Then lack of employees, production, and viable supply chain results all caught up, and here we are, with many essential industries backlogged until late 2022.
Unpredictable Shipping Costs
The cost of fuel, reliability of shipping routes, and literal clogs in the shipping system have led to unpredictable shipping rates that can outprice an unprepared brand from being able to get deliveries out on time.
However, with the help of a logistics team that has spent years cultivating relationships with lead shipping companies your brand could have the benefit of selecting the most effective transportation routes that fit within your budget.
Even with the current unpredictability of the supply chain status, a logistics company like GFS could help your brand gain some semblance of control over shipping the products it has on hand.
These days, it’s essential for a shipping warehouse to offer only the most technical warehouse management systems in the industry. Even with supply chains grinding to a halt, businesses need to rely on their warehouses to adhere to the deadline of every possible order.
Without a WMS that directly connects a warehouse’s API to a brand’s preferred shopping cart, even the orders that are available end up shipping out slower than desired.
How can a Partnership With GFS Logistics Boost Your Supply Chain Efforts?
GFS Logistics aims to be your light at the end of the supply chain’s current dark tunnel. We are a supply chain management company that focuses on providing excellent warehousing, swift packing, and affordable shipping options to each of our partners.
Working with us guarantees that you’ll maximize your supply chain resources and give your customers the goods they need on or before the deadline. Our APIs are connected to every major shopping cart and get your items onto our supply chain almost the instant an online customer clicks “check-out.”
Our advanced warehouse management services grant you the capability of tracking each of your orders in real-time, digitally mapping your items in our warehouse, and hand-picking the best transportation route for your budget.
Make Your Customer’s Holidays Complete, With GFS Logistics
At GFS Logistics, we believe that everyone deserves to have a happy holiday. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to help our clients fulfill every order their customers place no matter the time of the year.
We are your ultimate supply chain partner and have the technology and experience to push your business forward. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how you can become a part of the GFS family.