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Shippers Looking to Improve Operations Choose Customer Centric Approach


Avoiding the "Wrecking Ball" Speeds-up Performance Improvements

 
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Given the fast pace of change, many shippers are struggling just to keep-up. Often what’s needed are more flexible, adaptable, and scalable solutions that can be quickly implemented. Solutions that are designed to improve specific customer related problems are often easier to justify. This is especially true when a new consumer website has been launched. Therefore, shippers are naturally going to be interested in solutions that can be closely tailored to their customer’s needs. This is where a “Customer Centric Approach” can quickly provide performance improvements upgrading only that part of the operation that is underperforming while providing opportunity for additional improvements in the future.

From that perspective, and based on information collected from interviews and surveys, the following is a list (not in any particular order) of the leading drivers for shippers that are looking to make specific improvements...

 
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Cliff Holste is SCDigest's Material Handling Editor,
and author of our Sorting it Out Column/Blog
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