Eight tips to prepare your freight forwarder for the future

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Eight tips to prepare your freight forwarder for the future

Posted by: Arlethe Hernández
Category: logistics consulting

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As a Freight Forwarder company, serving as an intermediary between the customer and the transport/logistics services is necessary to be in constant evolution. To do this, it is important to work hand in hand with the latest technological advances, optimize processes and improve the quality of service.

To be able to investigate and plan routes, optimize costs, achieve more effective transit times and maintain excellent delivery services, requires constant evolutionary work for freight forwarders.

The growth that Freight Forwarders have had throughout the last years in Mexico has been considerable. This growth is due to the implementation of various strategies and actions that make the services offered by freight forwarders so attractive.

Therefore, we show you 8 ways to prepare your Freight Forwarder for the future that will help you be at the top of the logistics market.

Design an organizational culture

For a company to be successful, it needs to have a solid organizational culture, where its principles and values are the pillars of growth and lead the team towards the same goal.

To achieve this, your organization needs to have a defined business vision that serves as a guiding principle for all members of the company. In addition, it is necessary to have a staff committed to fulfilling their tasks, capable of providing solutions and contributing ideas that allow the sustainable growth of the company.

Remember that a motivated team with a sense of belonging maximizes results, provides optimum performance in their work and, most importantly, is capable of meeting the needs of your customers through proper management and attention.

Value human capital

Mainly within the logistics industry, having quality human capital can be the difference with the competition. The main asset of the organization will always be its members, so having specialists in each area is an added value to be highlighted.

It is important that the Freight Forwarder of the future has a highly trained and qualified staff to cope with the changes. For this, professional training is the best tool.

It designs a training plan, with management manuals and procedures that will allow the processes to be carried out more efficiently and to standardize the results.

Sustainability is fundamental for the logistics of the Freight Forwarder of the future

Today, the actions being taken in many countries around the world to reduce CO2 emissions are becoming increasingly important. In this sense, the Freight Forwarder of the future must have environmentally friendly logistics. This initiative is already beginning to be part of many suppliers and aims to be a standard for the future.

Be part of the innovation

Within the logistics industry, it is necessary to be at the forefront to excel in such a competitive market. To do so, it is important to be part of innovation, to provide solutions to problems and situations that go beyond the known and add value to the industry.

Another aspect that becomes important is related to alliances to obtain financing, growth, and development through innovation with strategic partners within the transportation industry.

So get on the train of entrepreneurship and be a protagonist of the scene, taking advantage of the opportunity within many areas not yet discovered in the world of Freight Forwarders, mainly in Mexico.

Automate processes in logistics

There is a need for more effective, faster and safer processes within the logistics world. To this end, one solution that has gained strength is robotics. Although the main asset will always be the human factor, robotics allows optimizing processes that the human hand cannot.

The new working environment for the members of the freight forwarders of the future will be related to digital tools, so there will be redefined tasks and professional profiles will be more directed to the digital environment.

Implement new technologies

In addition to robotics, there are new technologies that are being implemented within the commercial and industrial areas with excellent results.

Augmented reality and artificial intelligence are becoming widely used tools in the sector thanks to the multiple benefits they offer.

Improvements in process times, cost reduction and labor optimization are some of the most outstanding aspects of these new technologies.

Prepare your team for change

Communication within the organization is indispensable for success. Therefore, be sure to communicate correctly the changes that will take place within the organization.

Make sure you make it very clear what the transformation process will be like before, during and after it.

This can mean the difference between success and failure. Therefore, each member must know in depth his or her role, how it will affect him or her, what the benefits will be and, above all, what his or her work will be like once the transformation is completed.

The client is your driving force

As a final aspect to achieve the Freight Forwarder of the future, it is necessary that the customer is the center of business and that all actions, strategies, and decisions taken within the company, are in favor of customer satisfaction.

For several years, logistics has been focused on customer satisfaction, especially for freight forwarders and mainly in Mexico has become very important. So if you want to prepare your Freight Forwarder for the change, this is one of the most important aspects that you should value.

Previously, people thought about something very far and to some extent utopian talk about the future. However, the future has become more in the now, where the constant evolution has led companies to take firm and giant steps to overcome the tide and stay afloat within an increasingly globalized market, competitive and above all demanding.

Author: Arlethe Hernández

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