If you’re a brand that constantly ships out products to affiliate stores or directly to the consumer, you already know that keeping your deliveries on time is critical!
With the expediency of supply chains promising next or even same-day deliveries, your customers have come to expect their packages to arrive the day you say they will. In their eyes, there is no excuse for tardiness, and we, at GFS Logistics, tend to agree.
We understand that it’s easy for complications to disrupt the flow of your supply chain and delay deliveries.
If you’re tired of addressing consumer complaints and making concessions for late deliveries, settle in and let us show you the issues that may be holding you back and how our team can help you get your supply chain back on track.
When your packages have to move a longer distance than normal, you may rely on cross-docking to get the job done as efficiently as possible. During a cross-docking delivery, your items move between means of travel, often without stopping for storage in another warehouse.
When cross-docking is organized and managed, it can be a dream for deliveries. However, if you plan cross-docking on a whim and use delivery methods and drivers that don’t follow optimal routes, it’s easy for items to arrive late or even get lost in the shuffle.
A team like GFS Logistics can connect you with drivers and shipping companies that follow the exact routes you need for a timely delivery. We can even use our warehouse management system (WMS) to implement a route planner that lets you take the time to plan your item’s journey step by step.
Overcome cross-docking and poorly planned traffic route issues with one solution with the team at GFS Logistics behind your management.
A cluttered warehouse that relies on manual management is one that results in misplaced goods, lost packages, and worst of all, consistently late deliveries.
Our team can implement our WMS within your warehouse and give you the digital power of finding a proper space for everything in your warehouse and knowing where everything is at all times in terms of storage. This knowledge makes the picking and packing process a lot smoother and gets your items loaded with time to spare!
Lack of Transparency in Your Supply Chain
We’ve said it before and are doubling down, transparency is critical for supply chain success, especially regarding checking up on delivery statuses.
Blockchain software creates a line of communication within your organization that makes viewing the status of any order as simple as pulling up the data and finding exactly where it is on its journey. This prevents a lot of “he said, she said” miscommunication that results in stalled progress and late deliveries.
Poor Logistics Technology
Keeping up with the Joneses is essential to maintaining a well-oiled supply chain and keeping your deliveries on time. In fact, you’ll find this tip is really the root solution to all of the problems we’ve pointed out. Outdated technology behind your logistics schedule can leave several holes in your process that let your success fall through the cracks.
Between digitally mapping out the storage in your warehouse to planning pre-meditated routes and updating delivery management software, there are several technological advancements you’ll need to keep up with to maintain order within your supply chain.
If that sounds like a lot of improvement for a brand that’s behind on the times, it is. Fortunately, our team is consistently up-to-date with the latest industry technological advancements. We can provide you with the software you need to keep up with the delivery demands your customers view as the new normal.
Ready to Kick the Supply Chain Excuses? GFS Logistics can Help!
Whether you’re having issues scheduling the right shipping provider or just have too many cooks in the kitchen on your supply chain, no excuse will make a late delivery “acceptable” to a customer.
GFS Logistics is a Dallas-based logistics company that helps brands large and small optimize their supply chain practices with the latest technology and procedures.
Let us help you be the best brand you can be. Contact us today to learn more about our services.