Whilst the cost of the services provided is important when choosing who your next logistics partner will be, there’s a lot more that should be considered to ensure your operations run as smoothly as possible.
Here are five important qualities to keep in mind when looking for your next logistics provider.
The best logistics companies put their customers at the heart of their operations, it should be their top priority to ensure they provide a seamless service that meets your bespoke requirements.
Alongside our exceptional internal customer services, over the years Transmode has built a network of longstanding partnerships with subcontractors we can trust, which means we are always able to give our customers the peace of mind that their operation is in the safest of hands.
Most logistics partners will specialise in a certain type of logistics and there is a different skill set and understanding associated with each specialism, so it’s important you choose one that has expertise in the area your business needs.
Whether it’s rail freight transport, container haulage, overseas shipping, or a combination of all three – you want to go with a partner that knows the most about the area you require.
Experience matters the most when unexpected challenges arise. You want your logistics partner to be able to identify potential issues before they arise and be able to propose alternative plans to avoid them – This is something that comes with experience.
Transmode’s management team has a wealth of experience in all fields of the transport and logistics industry, so we’re well-equipped to deal with any challenges you may face.
The supply chain is ever evolving so a logistics partner that uses up-to-date equipment can make all the difference to the success of your operations.
If you’re going to remain competitive within your market, reliability and efficiency are key and technology can go a long way in helping you achieve this.
For example, you might want to consider asking a prospective partner whether their HGVs are fitted with GPS technology or dash cams, so that you can ensure your goods are being transported safely and that are estimated to arrive to their destination on time.
In this industry, integrity is crucial and without it you won’t be able to put trust in your logistics partner to deliver on your agreed terms.
You don’t want to work with a business that’s happy to cut corners and compromise the safety of its drivers or the security of the goods it is transporting just to save some money here and there. You want one that operates ethically and completes all jobs in line with a strong moral code.
Transmode is an experienced logistics specialist providing flexible road freight transport and specialised equipment services across the UK. From Southampton to Seaforth, we move containers from all the major ports to their inland destinations, providing a friendly, reliable, and consistent service for all of our customers.