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How to Improve Your Retail Manufacturing Supply Chain: Distribution and Freight Transportation Tips

It’s no secret that supply chains are becoming more complex every day. Retailers are looking to get their products to market as quickly and efficiently as possible, while manufacturers are striving to produce items at the lowest cost possible. This puts a lot of pressure on the distribution and freight transportation segments of the supply chain. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for improving your retail manufacturing supply chain. We’ll focus on distribution and freight transportation, and we’ll show you the value of working with a trusted partner in this area.

Identifying issues in your distribution network

Finding the inefficiencies in your supply chain can be difficult, but it’s important to do so in order to make improvements.

Complete a Supply Chain Audit

One way to identify issues is by conducting a supply chain audit. This will help you understand where your supply chain is weak and what steps need to be taken to improve it.

Analyze your Transportation Network

You should also analyze your transportation network regularly in order to identify any bottlenecks or inefficiencies.

Streamline Ordering

One way to improve distribution is by streamlining your ordering process. This will help reduce the amount of time it takes for products to move through your supply chain.

Experienced Partners Matter

You can also improve distribution by working with a partner who has experience in the retail manufacturing industry. This partner can help you identify areas where you can improve efficiency and consistency in your supply chain.

Once you’ve identified the areas in need of improvement, it’s time to start making changes.

Optimizing Distribution: Freight Transportation

One of the biggest challenges in distribution is ensuring that products reach their destination on time. This requires a well-oiled logistics network, with accurate information sharing between all parties involved. In addition, companies need to have a good understanding of the shipping options available to them, and they need to select the right transportation mode for each shipment. For smaller shipments, air freight can be the most efficient option. But for larger shipments, trucking is often the best choice.

Finding the Right 3PL for You

Working with a transportation partner can help ensure that your supply chain runs smoothly. A good partner will have extensive knowledge of the distribution landscape, and they will be able to recommend the best shipping options for each situation. A trusted 3PL partner offers you access to a robust network of carriers, and is able to negotiate the best rates for you.

A successful 3PL partnership can save you time and money, and help ensure that your products reach their destination on time.

Paystar is Redefining 3PL

Through our active sourcing, our team takes a relationship-focused approach to developing logistics partnerships across our network. We match carriers and clients based on their unique ability to help support growth and sustainable lane management for each other. We seek to develop mutually beneficial relationships by focusing on the best-fit solution, not the lowest cost opportunity. 

If you’re looking for ways to improve your retail manufacturing supply chain, Paystar is here to help. Working with a partner who understands the transportation and logistics landscape can help you make significant improvements in your supply chain. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help improve your supply chain.



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