In daily life, there will always be threats to your supply chain and, consequently, your business. Disruptions like accidents or natural disasters have unnumbered consequences on the efficiency of a supply chain process, especially in unpredictable markets.
In the past few years, most organizations have partnered with solid third-party logistics suppliers to add safeguards of resilience to their supply chain.
What does resilience mean in your logistics operations?
Resilience in the supply chain refers to the ability of a company to adapt and respond effectively to unexpected disruptions with its existing capabilities. Organizational resilience is a topic that has been discussed previously since it has been a core element of success in companies for a long time. Furthermore, the threats that can undermine a logistics process are now more prominent than ever.
As a result, a mature business should choose a trustworthy 3PL partner that helps the organization to build resilient supply chain processes. Companies can begin to develop resilience with three simple actions: increasing their stocks, building flexibility, and changing their corporate culture.
An experienced logistics partner must constantly consider potential disruptions, which add enormous value to the strategic planning process. Articulating contingency plans allowing routes, modes, or assets to be implemented and interchanged quickly would be essential to improve the supply chain.
Expertise and technology
The ultimate use of technology and automation to provide real-time tracking and overall visibility improves decision-making and promotes shorter response times. In addition, enabling technology and expertise between the supplier and the 3PL reduces the chances of disruptions and might minimize risks in supply chain management.
Risk management strategies
Managing the supply chain should include a resilience initiative that can identify and mitigate risks to build resilience. Organizational best practices also have effective communication between partners. By fostering a culture of collaboration, companies can respond more effectively to any disruption that threatens their supply chain.
At Last Mile Logistics, we offer different services and solutions to help organizations increase their supply chain resilience and optimize transportation networks. So please, call us regarding any concerns or if you have an RFP.