Are you one of those managers who feel that if they don’t handle everything themselves, their business will suffer? Then you are surely facing huge challenges when it comes to managing your supply chain, and especially your relationship with your shipping providers. How do you keep control of everything when you have to travel for business or pleasure, or why not, during weekends and holidays?
At the office, things are simple: you solve some problems over the phone, send a couple of emails, keep your shippers’ websites open in your browser, next to your shipping schedule, to check the status of your shipments and book new ones. But what happens when you need to travel?
With or without you, the “show” must go on. Your customers need to receive their goods, and it is your job to make sure they arrive on time. If you don’t book the next shipments on time, deliveries can encounter delays, or you will have to pay extra for express shipping, to avoid upsetting your buyers.
No, the solution is not to avoid traveling and work 24/7. You won’t be able to do it even if you want to. You cannot just turn your back on your business and let everything to chance either. The only option you have is to optimize your supply chain management and find a way to run it from anywhere, anytime.
The Challenges of Managing Your Supply Chain and Avoiding Logistics Hassle on the Go
Just as your customers started using their mobile devices to search for and buy the products and services they need, you need to use yours to meet their needs. Mobile solutions and apps are already available in most fields. The problem is that, to manage your supply chain successfully, you would have to use tens of apps and platforms at the same time, and, that would take time and energy you probably lack.
- Just imagine having to track 5 or 10 shipments on your mobile phone. It would mean looking up 10 tracking codes just to find out some locations and estimated arrival times. Assuming some shipments are late, you’ll have to call the buyers and let them know, or the shipper, to see if there’s anything they can do to expedite delivery.
- If you work with several shipping companies at the same time, and they don’t have an online shipment tracking option, you will need hours and a mountain of patience, especially if their websites are not mobile responsive or take a long time to load.
- Things get even worse when you have to book new shipments. Perhaps you were cautious enough to write down their size and weight, but most shipping companies will want to know the freight class, and it is up to you to calculate it.
- If you’re not shipping on the usual routes or your go-to shipping company cannot handle this particular shipment, finding another one will be a long and tiring process. Just getting quotes and reading the basic terms and conditions is enough to drive you crazy. By the time you get to the actual booking, you will be exhausted and angry, predisposed to mistakes.
At this point, you are probably ready to give up on that trip you had scheduled, but don’t as there’s an easier way.
Easing Logistics and Managing Supply Chains from a Distance
Yes, there is an easier way to travel and maintain control of your business, and it involves using your smartphone or whatever internet-connected mobile device you have available. The key is to centralize all your shipping-related activities and manage them on a single platform.
How would you like to get shipping quotes from several companies, find reviews on their activities, calculate freight class, book and track shipments, all on the same platform, using your mobile device and saving money at the same time?
Now you can, with FreightorGator. We have already faced all the challenges you are facing, and we developed this platform to help you go around them, and see your needs met in the most efficient manner. It doesn’t matter what, when or to where you want your goods shipped, we can make it happen.
As for the costs, you would never be able to secure a better deal, simply because we get great discounts from the shipping companies we work with, in response to the huge shipping volumes we make available and to the fact that no middlemen are involved. But don’t trust us, test us! Get shipping quotes now, and you will see for yourself why thousands of businesses across the country use our online booking service for their LTL shipping needs!