A brand’s supply chain that delivers its products down the pipeline from manufacturer to store sale is one of the most important aspects of the business. Without a steady supply chain, costs add up, storage becomes unmanageable, and in the end, the product rarely arrives at its destination on time.
Timely delivery of products from manufacturers to consumers is essential; especially in the age where customers expect “prime” services from any brand, they order from online. Troubles with a supply chain are common, but can easily be nullified with the help of a logistics team that understands the meaning of excellent supply chain management.
Here’s a look at four of the most common supply chain issues that some of our clients have faced in the past and how GFS Logistics helped them overcome such crippling challenges.
Difficulties Meeting Consumer Expectations
As we’ve mentioned before, modern consumers expect expediency within a supply chain, regardless of where it starts. Inefficient supply chain management severely holds up the overall supply chain process.
In order for a brand’s supply chain to succeed, it must have all of its working parts constantly running at peak levels. Unfortunately, not all logistics teams have quality supply chain management practices.
Without efficient supply chain practices like advanced spend software and effective communication between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers, a logistics team is not going to be able to help your brand meet current consumer expectations.
At GFS Logistics, our warehouse management team puts the consumer first. We are proud to implement the latest technologies and industry practices to ensure that all of your inventory is efficiently stored, assembled, and shipped to meet the demands of your retail customers.
Poor Access to Real-Time Inventory Data
Unless your logistics company utilizes advanced business intelligence software, your inventory and overall ability to meet consumer demand is at severe risk.
With GFS Logistics, we give each of our clients the ability to access their inventory data on a 24/7 basis.
Our online customer portal solves the guessing game of inventory management and allows brands to track:
- Inventory turnover
- Order lead times
- Inventory shrinkage
- Inventory carrying costs, and more!
Once your brand has full control over how its inventory is managed you’ll be able to speed up shipping times and guarantee successful deadlines.
High Transloading Costs
Sometimes a product has to make its way through several travel mediums before it reaches its final destination. Unfortunately, not all logistics teams have established relationships with speedy shipping and transportation companies, so the cost for transloading products can become quite expensive.
The biggest mistake in this situation for a brand trying to perfect their supply chain is staying with their old logistics company and not shopping around.
With GFS Logistics, your brand will experience affordable transloading services that reduce overall costs, require less warehousing of your products, and above all, provide faster and more accurate deliveries.
Relying on the Past for Inventory Strategies
Many established brands are stuck in the past and rely on past performances to determine how to handle future inventory strategies. While this approach does create precise numbers with regard to how much inventory a brand will need to meet demand, it doesn’t take into account demand shifts and unexpected supply shortages.
When a brand fails to step into the future and solely relies on past successes, they are bound to eventually face inventory struggles. Fortunately, our team has the technology to help our clients take a comprehensive inventory management approach through our thorough WMS analytics services.
With the GFS Logistics team on your side, your brand always has the ability to know where its inventory strategy succeeded and where it needs to go to continue that success.
Experience Effective Supply Chain Management with GFS Logistics
If you are a brand that needs to deliver your products on time to customers and retail locations but continuously finds issues within your supply chain, it’s time to turn to the logistics experts for help.
At GFS Logistics, we have mastered the art of supply chain management. Our warehouse has all of the equipment, technology, and experienced staff to guarantee that you’ll never miss another delivery deadline again.
Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we’ve helped perfect the supply chain of other companies like yours.