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Jul 7, 2021 11:34:49 AM

6 Benefits of Outsourcing Forklift Fleet Management

We talk to a lot of supply chain, manufacturing and distribution execs, and we know a lot of them got to where they are by being control freaks (and we mean that in the nicest possible way). After all, when you take your job seriously, it can be hard to trust that an “outsider” will buckle down, let alone understand enough about your operations to actually improve certain things.

Today, you probably outsource many critical, but non-core parts of your operation, such as delivery vans, long-range semis, MRO products, and more.  This is probably because you’ve seen the cost benefit--and you understand the added soft benefit of allowing your people to focus on your core business, instead of these ancillary enablers. After all, semi-truck experts are likely to know a heck of a lot more than employees whose job descriptions don’t even mention the word “semi-truck.”

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May 13, 2021 10:02:15 AM

Cutting Supply Chain Costs? 5 Unexpected Strategies that Pay Off

As we all know, the pandemic has taken a toll on many businesses. If you’re facing pressure to slash costs, you’re not alone. And, if you’re like most execs, you’ve pored over your supply chain costs, looking for cost-cutting opportunities. It’s great that most companies have eliminated waste from their line items—unless your annual review rests on cutting costs. Then, it can feel like you’re trying to squeeze blood from a stone. The upside is that there are effective ways to take the fiscal sting out of the supply chain--you just have to know where to look.

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