Beccoming part of a logistics network is never a bad idea, but there are good and bad ways of going about it. The following tips will help you how to get the most out of your logistics network.
Embrace modern logistics tools
While the logistics industry and technological innovation have not always been best of friends, recent developments have made it impossible not to use certain tools if you want to advance your business. Great examples to try out are Cargo Tracking System, Carrier Schedules and Agent Finder tool.
In this super competitive industry, transparency has become key. That is why it is important to invest in a transportation management software or TMS, which improves visibility into your daily logistics operations and vastly reduces processing time. This will definitely save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
Keep other members updates about your shipments
If you are already doing business in a specific reason, it can be helpful to inform fellow members based in that region about this. Again, the easiest way to do this is to go to our online member directory and filter according to country. This will for sure increase your business.
Participate annual conferences
While emails and phone calls are good ways to communicate with potential business partners, nothing really beats real-life conversations. On top of that, our global annual meeting combines traditional business meetings with social activities in an informal atmosphere.
Keep track of contact detail modifications
Research shows that no less than 75% of people that contact you end up doing business with you. That is why it is important that your contact details are up to date and can be easily found by fellow members. Of course, the directory on our member area takes care of the latter, but it is essential that your contact details are updated regularly.
Put your company in the spotlight
If nobody of your fellow members know your company, chances are small they will contacting you to do business. Try to inform them about your daily operations as well as important realizations, both through your own website and newsletter and the information channels of your network.