When you consider the current practices of material handling equipment, it doesn’t take long to realize that they were built on really traditional and even archaic models. These were most often installed with retail and wholesale channels in mind.
That’s not always what you’re looking for. It is true that all supply chains are affected by a myriad of variables, which include demand, significantly disruptive weather events and painstaking negotiations.
How to choose an MHE Provider?
At least one of these variables is ever increasing, but we’ll let you work that out for yourself. Hint: It definitely isn’t demand. If you want to grow, you have be supple, agile and above all, aware of what the competition is doing.
Where everyone else is at doesn’t have to define your current situation, but it sure is a good measuring stick. There’s no point being unrealistic and setting the bar too high or too low, you have to be accurate. This is why the careful assessment, management and maintenance of your current situation are all crucial.
What is your current operational volume for instance? Or your sustainable speed?
If you don’t know, you need to find out. The spine of your supply chain depends on the above, and selecting the material handling services that suit you best, is most successfully achieved when you have up to date, accurate information.
This is how you keep the supply chain happy, as it were. Experience and innovation are perhaps the two most important words you need to consider when making the choice about an MHE provider.
Oldest and most experienced isn’t necessarily best, as just because you’re long in the tooth doesn’t mean you have all the answers, and the same is true with HME.
Balance is Key
Similarly, the latest innovations could end up being much like the Emperor’s New Clothes, and so you have to be mindful not to fall for the tech savvy presentations or the shiny logos and big branding. As with most things in business, balance is key, and ensuring a balance between experience and motivation will put you in the best shape to decide upon the perfect MHE provider.
Cannonball Express Transportation
Cannonball Express Shipping Company has been providing top-of-the-line service at a reasonable rate. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, we provide nationwide refrigerated LTL services, as well as, local delivery services. Contact us today!
Nationwide Shipping Company Services:
- Refrigerated LTL deliveries in the lower 48 states
- Refrigerated Cross dock
Local Shipping Company Services:
- Redelivery Services
- Truckload & LTL Capabilities
- Cross dock
- Warehouse and Distribution capabilities from multiple Omaha Locations