New product launches, store refreshes or displays for a large marketing campaign can be game changers for your organization. Taking large volumes to market across thousands of retail locations is no doubt exciting, chaotic, and challenging. Time constraints compound the complexity of coordinating across multiple delivery locations, managing installations and in some cases multiple shipper locations. Especially for companies who are undertaking multiple projects simultaneously, partnering with the right logistics provider can turn these difficult endeavors into simple affairs. A true logistics partner understands your needs and is prepared to manage the inevitable challenges of delivering a cost-effective, claims-free solution without interrupting your day-to-day operations.
The talent shortage in the supply chain and logistics industry is not NEW news. The multiple factors that have contributed to this steady decline had been expected and have come to fruition over the past few years. As a PDP (Peer Development Program) at Pegasus Logistics Group, I have a different perspective on what has attracted me to the industry, as a whole, and this company, specifically. The factors that have been listed as reasons for the talent shortage include topics like: baby boomers are reaching retiring age, a general shortage in supply chain education, and, lastly, the supply chain industry has the perception of being boring. Of all the factors that make the most sense to me is the image problem supply chain seems to have.
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All too often I’m asked, what is your on-time percentage as an organization? I consistently respond, “We pursue business where one failure is too many!” This means by the time we’re reviewing on-time percentages it could be too late! We challenge all stakeholders within Pegasus to understand the true impact of failure for all our clients. Not having a detailed understanding could lead to poor decision making and, quite frankly, less commitment to mitigate risk at all costs. It’s critical we all understand the consequences of failure and how we can support limited disruptions.
Trade shows and exhibitions are traditional marketing strategies used to showcase a company’s goods and to network with decision makers in their industry. Statistics show that 81% of attendees have buying power and spend an estimated 8.3 hours on the show floor. Additionally, 45% of attendees attend only one event per year looking for new products and services. This means that the opportunity to win new business and capture leads with purchasing authority is high!
While many firms try to be everything to everyone, Pegasus Logistics maintains a firm commitment to securely and efficiently move what they call “Shipments of Consequence”. These are shipments in which “the impact of failure to our client, or our client’s client, are severe,” says Heath Shoemaker, Pegasus’ Chief Operating Officer.