Pandemic-era restrictions have been lightening and we’re getting a clearer picture of short-term and long-term impact. While long shipping wait times were universally experienced by companies worldwide and are continuing, consumer demand is picking up. In the current market, that means production and distribution costs are rising right along with that increased demand.
Since supply chains haven’t fully recovered from the events of 2020, there are some choices to make in order for companies to find ways to increase their efficiency and offset costs. So let’s discuss a couple proven ways to meet high demand, interrupted manufacturing, and strained shipping capacity without incurring higher freight costs.
Improve Supply Chain Efficiency
As more people purchased goods online during 2020, the demand for freight transportation soared in response. But freight capacity was seriously hindered leaving shippers to consider the costly options of internal shipping departments or the spot market. Demand for trucking increased over the summer and the start of 2021 saw some relief mixed with shipping container shortages and severe winter weather across the United States.
Instead of having to expand internal operations or increase prices to balance out higher shipping costs, taking the opportunity to strategize your whole supply chain has lasting benefits. One essential way to do this is to partner with a freight company that embraces innovations in transit technology and incorporates every way of streamlining operations.
Build Responsiveness Into Your Shipping
Working with a freight company built on a dynamic capacity model opens up entire fleets to your needs without the overhead. Access a network of professional drivers operating a variety of equipment ready to transport exactly what you need to move, when you need to move it. No getting stuck with only certain types of transportation that doesn’t suit your needs.
However, a dynamic model only works if you’re partnered with an operation that has an expansive carrier network, expertise, and intuitive knowledge of the freight industry. At Pride Logistics, we’re proud to offer the largest carrier network and the knowledge and creativity to solve even the most challenging freight shipment needs.
With a return to normalcy on the horizon, we know that a new normal has set in for the freight industry that promises the need for continued creativity and thinking outside the box for solutions. At Pride Logistics, that’s our every day.