Access to Technology
One of the major advantages of outsourcing logistics to Global Warehouse Solutions is the access you will gain to the latest technology. One example is the Internet of Things (IoT) functionality that is already becoming standard in many supply chains. In fact, 46% of respondents from supply-chain-intensive industries say IoT will be the driver of significant change, or transformational at the very least, according to the 2016 Gartner CEO and Senior Business Executive Survey.
The ability to manage IT-based services is a necessary core competency of leading logistics companies such as Global Warehouse Solutions. Shippers come to rely heavily on the IT services that Global Warehouse Solutions provide. These services are always integrated into the customer’s system, typically replacing legacy systems and processes with a mix of cloud-based and commercial solutions along with proprietary innovations. This creates a powerful custom technology stack.
By outsourcing logistics to Global Warehouse Solutions, you will also have the advantage of real-time inventory updates. Think of the benefits this will have for field service, healthcare, retail, and other forward-deployed inventory strategies. For instance, end-users will now have the ability to access the inventory via mobile devices, which will shorten field service response times. This is where Global Warehouse Solutions can really come into their own to help your business with all things logistics and warehouse solutions.
With greater visibility into the supply chain, Global Warehouse Solutions can help reduce inventory and reverse logistics costs. It will also increase cash flow through faster fulfillment. The organization is now able to react faster to customer demands, especially with a forward-deployed inventory model and a network of couriers and expedited carriers. Additionally, Global Warehouse Solutions can integrate reverse logistics in order to return items to inventory faster, helping reduce carrying costs.
Are you trying to accomplish just-in-time manufacturing and retail restocking? Global Warehouse Solutions can streamline the supply chain to remove the need for contingency inventory. Every business is looking to maintain their costs in a way they can, and storage and logistics can often be a big cost implication unless a company like Global Warehouse Solutions can manage it more effectively, bringing the cost down, and making it more manageable for your business.
Global Warehouse Solutions also has the ability to provide a range of services under one single point of contact. This will virtually eliminate the internal costs of supporting accounts for warehousing, fulfillment, and transportation across multiple vendors.
Integrating Information Technology
Integration with IT can be the biggest challenge. Data must flow between systems, and all parties must have deep visibility to manage and optimize the network. Clients must be willing to adapt to new systems to allow for integration. Lack of buy-in from internal IT often leads to failed relationships. At Global Warehouse Solutions we rely heavily on the IT-based systematic way of doing things, which can help your business to manage things much more effectively. Global Warehouse Solutions can help to add IT-based systems to manage inventory that you can access software and even mobile devices.