At GFS Logistics, we love to focus on how our logistics services can help improve overall supply chain performance for a brand.
However, so many brands out there still believe that the DIY approach is the most cost-effective and successful way to approach logistics management.
While we will point out the positives of a logistics management team’s impact on business practices, today, we’d like to shine the spotlight on how failing to implement professional management can impact your business.
Why Should You Listen to Me?
I am Kevin Monk; the President at GFS Logistics since 2014. I hold an MBA in Business, Marketing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management from UT Dallas. I am an expert in eCommerce fulfillment, distribution warehousing, kitting solutions and logistics management for large and small business supply chain challenges. I reside locally in Dallas and am an active member in the Dallas Chapter of the SFA Alumni Association.
Projects Become Delayed
Great logistics management is held up through superior scheduling. Yet, human error is something we are all capable of; and that can be a massive detriment in a DIY supply chain.
Even if one minor scheduling plan goes awry, your warehouse’s shipping schedule can quickly snowball into a plethora of problems that can leave your shipments and total supply chain in limbo.
Some of the issues that can occur include:
- Overcrowded storage space
- Back-orders on materials
- Delivery delays, and more
A professional logistics team will have an up-to-date warehouse management system in place that allows them and you to have total control over your schedule and ensure every step of your supply chain process is taken care of on time.
Reduced Customer Satisfaction
One of the biggest problems with poor logistics management is the faith you can lose from your valued customers. If your brand becomes notorious for late shipments or shipping the wrong items, your reputation will eventually take a major hit.
When this happens, business is lost and eventually, your bottom line can become irreversibly damaged.
Higher Labor Costs, Lower Value
When your supply chain falls behind, some of your essential workers will find themselves without anything to do until the process eventually catches up to their workstations. When this happens, production is lost, and you end up paying higher labor costs for less work. Overall, this is a lose, loss situation for both you and your employees since overall, zero value is added to projects during these situations.
Transporting your items from the warehouse to customers is an extremely important step in the supply chain process.
The right decisions from shipping type (land, air, or sea) to shipping route need to be made in order to ensure the best rates and timeline for your team.
However, without a logistics management team on your side, your brand is stuck with any shipping options that are immediately available to them (no matter the cost). We can help you map out your total shipping process for the lowest possible cost, and can even help you make future connections with reliable shipping companies that can help you create long-term savings on future shipments.
Bring Your Logistics Management Up to Speed With GFS Logistics, Today!
If you’ve experienced any of these issues within your warehousing and logistics processes, these are sure signs that it’s time to look into a professional logistics team.
At GFS Logistics, we specialize in helping our clients streamline their logistics processes and ensure that their supply chain gets items to customers on or before designated deadlines.
Through excellent shipping relationships, warehouse management technology, and years of experience, we are confident our practices will help improve your shipping metrics.
Don’t let DIY hold your logistics back. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how you can become a member of the GFS Logistics family.