Many articles discuss labor shortages, tightening capacity, increasing prices, inclement weather and a host of other challenges companies need to overcome in order to get their shipments to the end customer. It is certain that some of these challenges are unique to our time, and it’s also apparent that companies want more consistency in how they conduct business. Challenges in shipping however are the norm, not the exception. The truth is that there have always been supply chain challenges and that we have always navigated these challenges through a mix of collaboration and innovation.
One of the methods in overcoming supply chain challenges lies in collaboration throughout the entire supply chain. When companies work together, they’re able to create solutions that work for all parties and keep the customer satisfied. Every member of the supply chain understands what is at stake and provides different skill sets, strengths and strategic insights which create remarkably innovative solutions. This innovation creates unique opportunities for businesses that may not have existed before and as a result will provide a competitive advantage in a field where everyone else only sees challenges.
One of the benefits of all the articles highlighting these challenges is that these challenges cannot be ignored any longer. As a result, many innovative individuals are coming forward to address these challenges and provide solutions in an environment where none were available before. This outpouring of ideas will allow business owners to test and implement the right tactics for their company and in time they will find the right strategy for their business. For every challenge out there, there is a solution. The question is how long will it take to find yours.
Here at Zip Xpress, we understand that there will always be supply chain challenges. This is nothing new in an industry that is always changing. It’s this dynamism that creates the opportunity for unique problem solving in how we get every shipment to the customer on time and undamaged. This problem solving attitude is applied to our customers through our custom carrier solutions which addresses every shipping challenge our customers may have. If you’re curious about how we can handle your shipping challenges, start today with Zip Xpress!