As we quickly near September, not only are schools resuming, but the holiday peak shipping season looms near. At Superior Packaging Company we are always striving to be proactive in our materials and supplies, and encourage all our customers and partners to do the same. The holiday shipping season refers to the 4th Quarter (October - December). During this time period, supply chain management can easily get disrupted as many businesses are rushing to keep up with demand, manage their inventory, fulfill huge orders, and that doesn't even touch on other factors, such as freight costs, available modes of transport for goods. We all witnessed the images of hundreds of ships carrying tens of thousands of containers waiting at U.S. ports. So what can you do to help ease your 'pain' during this stressful time period? We have a few solutions below.
Many brands partner with multiple suppliers and manufacturers to ensure they are not at risk if a primary supplier can’t deliver during shortages or shutdowns. Whether it’s a planned shutdown like Thanksgiving, or an unplanned one like what occurred during the pandemic, manufacturers can go through shutdowns at any time.
Unfortunately, this means that receiving and replenishing inventory can be significantly delayed or disrupted — which could affect your entire supply chain. As part of your business contingency or continuity plan, partnering with Superior Packaging Company can help reduce the risk of the inventory shortage and reduce costs of your load securement components. You can even get ahead by ordering surplus inventory. This helps avoid delays in transport, reduces damage to goods during transport, and gives you some wiggle room for the peak shipping season.
So our recommendation - plan ahead and make sure you have a more than adequate supply of load securement components, from dunnage bags to dessicants to corrugated to anti-slip sheets and mats. We are here to help YOU deliver your cargo to its destination damage free. Experience true customer service from industry experts.