As the seasons change, supply chains face numerous challenges that can make maintaining an efficient and cost-effective operation seem impossible.
Seasonal shifts can have a major impact on supply chain operations, as companies must adjust their inventory levels to meet consumer demand.
Additionally, seasonal changes often require the need for more personnel or extra resources in order to keep up with increased production demands. Between these two examples and many other more, there are several points brands must remain vigilant about to adapt to a changing season successfully.
As a logistically busy summer approaches, here’s a look at how GFS Logistics can help your supply chain overcome seasonal stress and ride the easy wave into success.
Forecast Demand Shifts in Supply Chain
Demand forecasting is an essential practice for brands to stay ahead of the competition during seasonal shopping shifts.
It allows them to anticipate changes in customer demand, adjust their inventory levels and ensure that they have the right products available well before people start flocking to the stores.
By being proactive about demand forecasting in your supply chain, your brand can capitalize on opportunities to increase sales volume or reduce costs associated with overstocking or under-ordering items.
With a logistics firm like GFS Logistics on your side, you can have a steady finger on the incoming market’s pulse. Through our constant audience analysis and intel on various industry markets, we can always keep your brand’s supply chain ahead of the competition and help you save and make money during seasonal pushes.
High Temperatures During Warehousing and Travel
Especially if you live in a state like Texas, summers can be a real threat for perishable items you have to store in warehouses or ship for long distances.
Only certain warehouses are equipped to offer a controlled climate like our 1.6 million square foot warehouse storage in Dallas. We can be your warehousing partner, offering ample space, excellent warehouse management, and a cool environment that helps your items beat the summer heat while they await shipment.
Warehouses aren’t the only temperature-controlled setting you need to worry about. Long distances in a truck, shipping container, or plane can do a number on items when the temperature isn’t considered.
Our team can help you find the right shipping carrier for your items and ensure your packages make it to their target destination intact and with access to climate-controlled courier services.
Supply Chain Shipping Traffic Volume
Summer is a season where many brands that don’t plan their shipping out ahead of time. As a result, they end up overpaying in the long run because increased shipping traffic typically equals increased shipping rates.
Don’t let your shipping needs cost you more because you had to pick the only options you thought were available.
Work with a logistics team like GFS Logistics to help yourself gain deeper insight into the true shipping options you have.
Not only do we have relationships with several reliable shipping companies throughout the nation, but we can also help you plan your seasonal shipping far in advance. The further out you book a route, the more options you have and the more money you’re likely to save.
Beat Seasonal Supply Chain Challenges with GFS Logistics
Don’t let your summer be a bummer on your financial reports. Let the experienced team at GFS Logistics help you make your brand a success during seasonal influxes. From forecasting to ensuring your products make it safely to their destination, we have your logistics needs covered.
Ready to make a difference in your supply chain? Contact GFS Logistics today to find out how we can help you meet your logistics goals.