One Piece at a Time: Daily Objectives Drive Long Term Success

In logistics, success is reliant on an organization’s performance across a wide range of shipments over a long period of time. On-time percentages, claims ratios, customer satisfaction, and safety are just some of the metrics that are used to determine how well a company has been performing. In the grand scheme of things, a business must strive to keep these marks high over hundreds, thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of shipments every year. But to achieve success at such a high level, shippers, manufacturers, and carriers alike must first start small.

Every week should be taken one day at a time, and every day one load a time. By establishing goals and objectives at a single shipment level, a company can help foster a work atmosphere that stresses attention to detail and preventative action. If the goal is simply to get as many loads out as possible, there are bound to be small, seemingly harmless errors that may lead to catastrophe down the road. These problems may be brushed aside at first, but a consistent pattern of carelessness will inevitably lead to strained relationships and higher costs on the back-end when trying to reverse the damage that’s already been done. Having measurable objectives and daily SOP’s to ensure proper packaging, labeling, handling, and filing of every single shipment can help every supply chain partner to meet their goals.

In order to maintain a high standard of service and exceptional level of client satisfaction, we at Zip Xpress take every part of our jobs seriously on a daily basis. No matter how many shipments we have on our table, we make sure double and triple check our work on each individual shipment before sending it on the road, and we continue to set standards for it while in transit. We know that spending a little extra time in the beginning can save a time and money in the end for our valued clients. To see how we can provide such consistency to your shipments, start today with Zip Xpress!

Share that Shipment: The Benefits of Partial Truckloads

Many manufacturers still believe that shipping a full truckload is the safest most economical way to ship their freight. This can be true if their order happens to fill the truck completely with no overflow and only go to one location, but more often than not this isn’t the case. With today’s emphasis on lean manufacturing most shipments are less than a full truckload, and many shippers are realizing the benefits of optimizing freight, as it provides for a more sustainable shipment as well as a cut in costs. Zip Xpress has proven time and again that your freight will arrive in adherence to our service standards.

While most providers may require longer transit times for partial shipments, we make it a point to work around you particular delivery requirements, providing you with the assurance you need that your product will arrive on time and damage free. We also offer several expedite options including our pre-planned expedite program, which allows our customers to offer incredibly fast transit without the high costs of traditional expedite options. Our fine-tuned logistics processes ensure that your product won’t have a delay in service with Zip Xpress.

At Zip Xpress, we cater our headload, blanket wrap, pre-planned expedites and LTL solutions specifically to our customers’ needs. Our top priority is creating more sustainable logistics practices while also providing you with unmatched service for your freight. You can rest assured that your freight is in great hands – your company has worked so hard to bring your products to market, the last thing you want is for it to be delayed, lost, or damaged in transit. Why trust inferior shipping when you can go with the experts at Zip Xpress. To see this level of commitment and care for yourself, start today and experience the difference!

The Shifting Market and the Road Ahead

2018 was a great year for transportation providers. The manufacturing boom led to record demand in the shipping sector, which forced everyone in the supply chain to hone in on their logistics partnerships. Shippers realized how important carriers are to their growth and created flourishing partnerships. Reliability and optimized loads were proven out during 2018, with manufacturers reaping the benefits from these sustainable logistics practices.

2019 presents a lot of opportunity for shippers to partner with a trusted and reliable carrier like Zip Xpress due to a changing rate market. The markets may shift, but one thing’s for sure, there’s always a need for optimized shipments to arrive on time and undamaged. With manufacturers experiencing the current economic boon, they don’t want to see losses from their products damaged, they want those products to arrive on-time and undamaged. They want a carrier they can trust in the midst of a softening market. They don’t want instability, they want reliability. We’re here to provide guidance, increased capacity and excellent customer service to manufacturers who’re ready to partner with a reliable carrier.

At Zip Xpress, we are aware of the changing market conditions, but we believe that our service levels and commitment to customer satisfaction will always place us as one of the strongest carriers in our sector. While rates may change, our success is due to our relationships with our customers and vendors. With the market softening, we believe that now is the time to prove our status as the most reliable option. No matter what the price, we will always keep our clients’ needs as our number one priority. To see how Zip Xpress can provide on-time and undamaged service for your company, start today!