April 11, 2023

Ways to speed up time in transit and limit damages for your packages in your freight network

Perhaps Veruca Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was on to something when she sang “I want the world. I want the whole world.I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It's my bar of chocolate. Give it to me. Now!” Consumers are becoming more demanding of faster delivery, and will often make purchasing decisions not just on price, but delivery speed as well.

Organizations large and small are constantly faced with challenges related to their supply chain, and with an ever-demanding customer, speed is often the most important element to be optimized. So how can transit times be improved without sacrificing damage? Let us help:

  1. Use high-quality packaging materials: Invest in high-quality packaging materials such as sturdy boxes, padding, and cushioning to protect your shipments during transit. This can help reduce the likelihood of damages during transport.
  1. Implement efficient loading and unloading practices: Ensure that your loading and unloading practices are efficient to minimize the time spent on these activities. This can help reduce the time in transit and increase the speed of delivery.
  1. Optimize transportation routes: Optimize your transportation routes to reduce the time spent in transit. This can be done by selecting the most efficient mode of transportation, consolidating shipments, and selecting the most direct routes.
  1. Use real-time tracking technology: Use real-time tracking technology to monitor your shipments throughout the transportation process. This can help you identify any delays or issues that may arise and take corrective action to minimize the impact on delivery time.
  1. Implement quality control checks: Implement quality control checks to ensure that all shipments are properly packaged and secured before transport. This can help reduce the likelihood of damages during transit and improve overall shipment quality.
  1. Train your staff and carriers: Train your staff and carriers on proper handling procedures to minimize the likelihood of damages during transport. This can include proper lifting and handling techniques and instructions for securing and protecting shipments during transit.

Finding that balance between speed, quality, and service doesn’t need to be a juggling act anymore. WARP leverages multiple vehicle types, route optimization, and a network of cross-docks to ensure that pallets and parcels are moved as quickly as possible and with the fewest touchpoints, resulting in reduced damage. 

So while customer expectations continue to change, so should your logistics and supply chain.

Jeff Lerner

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