Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. They also know that brilliant store designs and seamless mobile experiences count for nothing if they are unable to move the products their customers have ordered to their preferred destinations in excellent condition as quickly as possible.
Staying on top of shifting retailer requirements can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers.
Variable and unanticipated demands often bring unique challenges to retail supply chains and transportation. That is why it is vital to work with a provider that has a deep understanding of each retailer’s supply chain goals, operations, and compliance requirements.
Have you ever played Tetris? If so, you already have some understanding of what it’s like to manage a consolidated shipment. Unlike Tetris, success is more than a blinking screen of lights—it’s building a global freight consolidation strategy that is solid, effective and consistent. As a result, you will save both time and money while operating your supply chain.
How do you handle your partial shipments? Do you use common LTL carriers? Or rely on a consolidation program to get the job done? Organizing successful strategies for partial shipments has always required a special kind of expertise. Sometimes juggling all the pieces of partial shipments can feel like an infinite puzzle. One made more difficult by the growing popularity of ecommerce.
What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You? | C.H. Robinson
Handling ever-changing retailer requirements can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. Maintaining compliance with these rules requires a strategic approach. If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need.
As any retailer knows, it’s tricky to balance smaller inventories with the amount of product needed on store shelves to capture sales. But it’s just as tough for suppliers to figure out a way to send their products to retailers frequently without their transportation costs spiraling out of control. That’s why many suppliers are turning to specialty retail consolidators, who can coordinate their transportation to meet strict delivery appointments—even if their volumes are very small. » Read More