Logistics Consulting — Why You Might Need It

Posted on Oct 25, 2012 by Nate in Uncategorized

If you’ve been in logistics for a long time, and you’ve worked your way up from the bottom, then you may not need much help with consulting. Chances are, you already know how to do every job in your operation, so no one knows your business better than you. However, many people don’t fit into that category. So perhaps you’re someone who has lots of management experience, but now you find yourself in charge of a warehouse or team of delivery drivers, and it’s your job to help them do their jobs.

But how do you know how many picks per hour your warehouse associates should be able to perform? How many stops should your delivery drivers be able to perform each day? These kinds of questions can only be answered with experience. But as a manager, when do you have time to work day after day as a driver or warehouse associate? This is where a consultant like me can really help you.

I know from first hand experience how to run a warehouse efficiently. I know how and where your product should be staged so that your trucks can be loaded in the most efficient manner possible. I know how to keep shelves and pallets stacked so that they don’t become tipping hazards. I can help you analyze your route structure to reduce time and mileage. I understand how to interact with customers and can train your drivers on best practices. In other words, I can help you be in more than one place at a time by analyzing specific parts of your operation while you’re tied up elsewhere. If those sound like concerns that you’re currently facing, then you just might need a logistics consultant.

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