While at Christmas, many businesses may have an in-house manufacture, transport and supply operation capable of flying billions of parcels all over the world, the rest of us rely on a complex logistical chain to get our goods from A to B. Which is why it’s important to ask yourself whether your supply and deliver operation is ready to meet the increased demand that Christmas will bring?
If your business involves importing components from other countries, or consolidating items from various locations into finished product lines, you’ll already understand the strain Christmas places on your logistical chain. And with the prospect of driver shortages and other unwanted gifts, this year promises more challenges than ever before.
With fulfilment guarantees to be honoured, and your customer reputation hanging in the balance – not to mention your profit margins – now is the time to think about how you can rise above these difficulties.
Are you equipped for a spike in demand?
How quickly could you scale your current logistical network? If, say, your sales team have forecast a five-fold increase in demand, are your warehouse and transport team ready to unload, inspect and repackage the increased volume of shipments you’ve got on order?
If you’re making plans to hire untrained and unprepared temporary staff to bolster your numbers in the run up to Christmas, now may be the time to consider whether there’s a better option available.
Velocity have logistical capacity and expertise ready to support your business.
More and more businesses are outsourcing their logistical, picking and packing needs to Velocity, particularly in the run up to Christmas. We have flexible warehouse capacity, and the ability to receive, unload and inspect shipments on your behalf. And our specialist staff and equipment can meticulously combine, repackage and dispatch items at speed, to meet your delivery guarantees.
Whatever demands are placed on your business during the run up to Christmas, you can rely on us to ensure you have the logistical capacity to meet them.
We support SMEs when they need it most.
The truth is, rapid growth or sudden increases in demand can trip up your business right at the moment you should be toasting your success.
Warehouses that once seemed huge suddenly become cramped due to storage demands.
And when short-term or agency staff are brought in to meet demand, training falls by the wayside, mistakes get made, and products – not to mention reputations – can incur damage. And that can lose you major contracts, and wipe out profits.
Right now, shortages of equipment, raw materials and drivers are making things more challenging than ever for those with immature or untested logistical chains.
Thankfully, our expertise and resources can navigate you through the pitfalls that increased growth and demand present. Many businesses already understand the value of placing their accountancy and HR support in the hands of outsourced expertise. Your logistic network is really no different.
While Velocity don’t have reindeers or elves, we do have all the warehouse space, transport capacity and expertise required to ensure you can meet the increased demand that Christmas will bring to your warehouse door. So why not give yourself the gift of peace of mind this year, and get in touch with our friendly team? We’ll find a way to get you through the coming rush, and ensure your name doesn’t end up on your customer’s naughty list. Speak to us today.