Christmas is a time for giving, and it’s also a time for getting. When the holidays roll around, you’re probably focused on making sure your customers have everything they need to get the most out of their holiday experience—but what about your suppliers? Do you have an action plan for keeping your supply chain moving during the holiday surge?
As a business owner, you know how important it is to keep your supply chain moving in order to keep cash flowing through your business. But if you don’t have a plan in place for handling the holiday surge, things could start to break down pretty quickly.
So what can you do to stay ahead of the curve and keep your supply chain moving smoothly this holiday season? Here are some tips:
- Make sure you have enough inventory on hand before December hits so that you don’t run out of stock when everyone else does (or worse—have people waiting for products that aren’t available).
- Work with vendors who can provide same-day delivery or at least next-day delivery on popular items (like those found on Black Friday sales lists) so that when customers order gifts online or over the phone, they’ll receive them quickly enough that they won’t think twice about whether they can afford them
- Make sure your suppliers know how much product they’re supposed to be making and when it needs to be delivered by.
- Make sure that you have enough space in your warehouse or storage facility so that products can be delivered and stored.
The likelihood of something going wrong with your supply chain during the holidays is much higher than other times of the year. By working with a third party logistics provider that’s agile, armed with backup plans, and solution-oriented, you can keep your products moving.
Get in touch today, and let’s discuss what we can do for you this Christmas.