Many small business owners rely heavily on their own time and energy to make the process of order fulfillment happen. Their sweat and tears, they believe, will earn them success. But, there is an old adage that we should always “work smarter, not harder.” At LA 24-7 Forwarder, a third-party logistics company, we put the smarts back into your supply chain management.
Stop Wearing All The Hats
The first step in improving your supply chain process is to allow the experts to do what they do best, so you can do the same. By stepping back, and handing off the responsibility, you are allowing yourself to focus on the big picture – what a CEO should be doing. You know you can’t do it all and you don’t want to work yourself right into the grave trying. Let a 3PL like LA 24-7 Forwarder manage the order fulfillment, freight forwarding, distribution center and warehousing in tandem with you so your vision can come to life.
Work With Strategy, Not Sweat
The second most important role you can play in the improvement of your supply chain process is to work in tandem with LA 24-7 Forwarder’s agents to build a streamlined and efficient strategy. This approach will, first of all, put your efforts into a more automated and trackable state that is able to scale and grow with the company’s successes. Letting the idea that your personal sweat is required negates the fact that the economy of scale is where the cash is really made.
Get Rid Of The Hiccups
Once your strategy falls into place, it is time to employ analytics to determine what is working and what is not. Like getting the air bubbles out of a hose, initially some hiccups will occur. These hiccups are not failures, but signs that your new process is living and breathing. Logistics companies like LA 24-7 Forwarder work closely with you to consult and manage the changes necessary to fine-tune all aspects of the process. We want to help you get your order fulfillment from the distribution center and freight shipping from the fulfillment center to happen quickly and accurately.
Lead With Vision And Purpose
Leaders should be transformational people. They should create an intrinsic desire in their employees to carry out the vision of the company. When you lead by example, carrying the vision strongly with you, your employees will follow suit. Having a clear vision and purpose lead to definable goals. LA 24-7 Forwarder has agents who will work one-on-one with your management to create and act on these goals as they relate to your warehousing and distribution needs.
Take your business to the next level and eliminate the stress of managing your warehousing and distribution on your own by calling us today at (800) 648-9889 for a FREE Quote!