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What to Ask When Hiring a Logistics Service Provider

While many organisations provide logistics services, not all of them will be a good fit for your company. So, how can you guarantee that you make the greatest option possible and pick a company that satisfies all of your requirements?

Before you choose a logistics company, make sure you ask them the following questions:

What logistic management skills do you have?

One of the most crucial things you should ask your potential logistics service provider is about their managerial abilities and experience.

A competent logistics service provider should be able to handle your products’ storage, fulfilment, warehousing, transportation, and distribution easily, as well as have the ability to tackle any challenges that may develop.

Your partner should also be able to engage with consumers, be skilled at planning and staff management, and be knowledgeable about the newest supply chain management technology.

How many years of experience do you have in the industry?

Years of expertise in the supply chain management business are required for a dependable logistics service provider.

The more experience a business has, the more it may cost you to engage them; nonetheless, it is preferable to place your trust in a company that has been around for years than to save expenses and end up dealing with a supplier that does not operate effectively due to lack of experience.

An experienced logistics service provider should have a long list of successes and be able to show concrete instances of how they assisted previous partners in achieving the greatest outcomes.

What policies/protocols do you have in place?

It is usually preferable to pick a logistics service provider who can back up their claims and provide a guarantee.

Responsible individuals who appreciate the importance of safety during the pick-up and delivery of your items are hired by successful logistics service providers. Look for partners who do background checks on new personnel, have active warehouse safety standards in place, and adhere to protocols to prevent errors and injuries.

Keedwell Scotland, along with our partner company Keedwell European Freight, provide end-to-end solutions for our customers looking to transport goods to and from Europe. Covering both land and sea logistics, we have the right partners in place on our network. Get in touch today to find out more.

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