The holiday season brings with it many reasons to celebrate and to be thankful. It also brings with it minor hassles especially for the logistic divisions within companies of all sizes. Christmas is synonymous with shipping. For many retailers the months of November and December measure the success of their business as well as the economy in general.
Companies gear up for the holiday season
early. They look for strategies to get their products out into stores and
in the hands of consumers just in time to meet the seasonal need. Seasonal logistics affect
all companies. This is true even when your company does not seasonally
ship their products. The holiday madness itself affects hipping therefore
affecting shipping departments throughout all industries.
With the season fast approaching it is
important that your companies shipping department is running efficiently.
Freight brokers are preparing for a surge of orders coming and are looking into
a variety of carrier options to adjust to the influx. To ensure that your
company does not fall short during the peak holiday season below are some tips
Advance Rate Shopping
When you shop shipping rates in advance of the
seasonal rush you are more likely to be able to enact a plan that will allow
you to meet the needs of your company. Add in a time in transit rule that
allows you to compare services between air and ground. Not only will you
be allowed to consider the cost but also the amount of time it will take for
the transit of your products. You are allowed to weigh the cost savings
verse the time it takes to get your product where it needs to be and then make
a decision based on which is more valuable to you at the time. Advance
rate shopping takes into account both regional and national shipping service
Implement Automatic Service Updates
Automatic service updates implement changes to
the shipping software you use. IT allows you to create a rule that
applies an in hand date to your shipments. This option assures that a
product is shipped via the method that will get it to its destination when it
needs to be there. The transit method, be it truck load, less than truckload or a
variety of other options in which the product will be shipped is directly
affected by when it needs to be in the retailer or consumers hands.
Upgrading your software may be a costly logistic expense that needs to be
considered when looking into updates in your logistic division. Look into
updates that offer the most benefit to your company with the least amount of
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