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The latest news from Brockman Trucking, including helpful storage trailer and container rental guidelines and tips. 

Supply Chain Issues and the Future of Your Business

Whether it’s because items are sitting on ships at ports across the globe or because factories don’t have employees to make the thing that installs in the thing to make the other thing work, operations have been disrupted by the current state of affairs. 

Supply chain issues have impacted every industry and just about every business. Cars are sitting in repair shops waiting for parts. People are on waiting lists for kitchen sinks and companies are on waiting lists for manufacturing materials. 

If your company is facing delays and managing losses because of supply chain issues, it demands a level of flexibility and creativity from you to move ahead. You may need to adjust your posture toward costumer relations. It might be time to alter deliverable timelines or to clarify your customers’ expectations. But some practical steps can be made to help keep you in control of what matters most. 

Manage the Inventory You Have

As you deal with the reality of supply chain delays and inventory shortages, it’s important to stay ahead of what you can control. Be sure that you know your facility, your capacity, and your existing inventory. Check your inventory and existing materials to make sure you know what your true capacity is. 

Manage the Operation More Strategically

When was the last time you shopped around for better shipping solutions? Who do you work with on your packaging? Have you employed shipment tracking in a way that benefits your customers? Have you assessed your floor plan, seeing if it’s time for it be reordered, restructured, or reorganized to increase efficiency or productivity? 

Increase Your Capacity 

Can you get away with using less space by adding some storage or inventory alternatives like a storage trailer (LINK)? Can you increase productivity on your manufacturing floor by making production materials more strategically available? Think about alternative solutions to your operation’s square footage, utilizing both the space you have and the options you have available to you. 

Your definition of success will almost certainly shift in these unpredictable seasons of owning, operating, and managing a business. At Brockman Trailers, we have solutions that make operations run smoother. As you navigate shifting economic and operational conditions, partner with people and with companies who will help you keep moving ahead.