The First Step to Supply Chain and 3PL Transportation Management Integration
Bringing together operations starts with small steps, not giant leaps
Martin Luther King once said, “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”This is great advice…always move towards something.
Here’s a question for your business: How do you begin walking if you can only crawl? For a manufacturer or retailer, it can be a daunting task to manage an entire supply chain, especially if you are growing rapidly. Often in this situation, we find that companies can barely retain control of their 3PL transportation management.
For you we have two things to say. One, you need to do something today. Two, you are not as far away from your goal as you think. Is that a relief? It should be.
Here are a few tips from the leader in 3PL transportation management, Clark Logistic Services.
Take Small Steps Towards Your Goal: Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you won’t be able to fix your problems in a day either. Identify problems in your transportation management and take small steps to improve them. Keep a prioritized list and track your progress.
Implement Technology: If you are not doing this already, use the latest technology to track and automate your processes. You’ll be shocked at the efficiency you gain. This will also allow managers to actually manage and accomplish their goals.
Positive Atmosphere: Being positive, means positive things happen. Make sure your work environment is conducive to your employees enjoying their time at work.
Don’t Over Think It: Hard problems don’t always require hard solutions. Look around and see how other companies similar to yours have improved their transportation management.
Easy, right? Well, yes and no. We’ll be honest, it takes a little bit more than four easy steps, but that is a start for anyone in need. If you are serious about improving your transportation management, and are ready for the investment, a 3PL provider is the most efficient and cost effective solution.
At Clark Logistic Services, we see ourselves as a long-term partner, who can help any retailer or manufacturer. If you want to learn more, drop us a line below. We would be more than happy to speak with you about your transportation management needs.
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