Optimizing your shipping process: where to begin?
- 28 October 2019
- Martin Tremblay
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Who hasn’t dreamed of shipping their merchandise in the blink of an eye? No red tape, no delays, no worries! Unfortunately, shipping goods at the national and international levels is a necessary evil for many businesses. There are, however, several ways to simplify complex logistics operations. To help you sort it out, G.M.R. Freight Brokers have targeted the four best practices observed in the transportation industry.
Emphasize upstream communication
Naturally, many factors out of our control can influence the regular conduct of your business. For example, if you need to schedule an exceptional transportation transaction, it is important to advise your transportation broker as soon as possible. In such a context where every minute counts, the time given the broker will have a decisive impact on the success of the operation.
Recurrence is a guarantee for success!
If you often ship your merchandise to certain clients, the repetition of the operation is key to a smooth shipping process. For example, sending the same quantity of goods repeatedly at the same place and at the same time of the week will greatly facilitate the organization of your operations. To this end, it becomes relevant to explore the most efficient ways to inject some recurrence into your transportation operations. The positive change is undeniable!
All questions are good to ask!
To avoid surprises, make sure you know as much as possible about your industry’s transportation trends. To do so, a logistics specialist will undoubtedly be of great use to you. They will help you determine the shipment type best suited to your market, the best time to ship your goods according to current demand and supply and will help you determine which carriers are accustomed to carrying your type of shipment.
Surround yourself with effective allies!
Here’s our fourth trick: To ensure that you are in control of your transportation operations at all times, the assistance of a transportation broker often becomes necessary. At G.M.R., our brokers offer transportation solutions tailored to your needs and we always take the time to answer all your transportation questions. Would you like to benefit from our 30 years of experience in transportation logistics in Canada and the United States? Wait no longer and contact one of our experts now!