“If something can go wrong, it definitely will”. Peak Season is a critical period that demands optimization to have the capacity to respond to an unprecedented number of orders to fulfill. At G-Global we ensure efficiency and apply best practices for your most profitable days of the year.
Traditionally, the Peak season occurs during the summer months through September for ocean containers and from Thanksgiving through the first half of January for small packages. G-Global is a Logistics provider of fulfillment, warehousing, broker, and more services that complement each other in one integrating solution all year round. Join me today for how peak season prep takes shape at G-Global and tips on how you can do it!
Why it’s important
For your preferred carriers and freight forwarders, peak season means more vehicles, more workers, and more volume. This can turn into a costly period for many businesses to adapt current operations to projected sales but peak season preparation is key to integrating and optimizing your supply chain into a profitable cash flow. To achieve the reward of higher customer satisfaction and even new business, our experts are here to help.
Supply chain optimization has never been more important. Peak season prep avoids chaotic and reactive responses to your demand, so let’s start planning together.
(Prep) For a competitive-edge plan of action for your peak season, having accurate and accessible data is one of the most valuable assets to start designing your new approach. Planning starts with collecting historic and forecasted volume data as well as the expected peak season timeframe(s). After collecting this data, it should be analyzed and presented to all your team. Once identified your needs and possible scenarios G-Global’s logistics experts are eager and ready to hinder insight on how together we can develop a project plan with clear action items and target dates. We empower our clients with available orientation 24/7 to help execute the plan. We encourage our clients to take advantage of our expertise wherever and whenever it is needed.
An important phase in peak season prep is not limiting an overview of additional volume foreseen but also considering special operational considerations. This means that if a special or different kind of flow may arise it should be identified and tested in advance. We avoid at all costs offering our customers standardized inflexible services that force you to adapt to our processes. Also, your own personalized pilot is executed to be evaluated and adapted before the real deal.
With teamwork, experience, and perspectives on the table, our teams set a discovery and design session to determine the best approach to alter operational strategies. Knowing that the current functional may be adequate under volume, we understand that it’s essential to see the whole picture to consider the incoming increases in all areas. Our experts look into warehousing management, order management, and more to ensure fulfillment when working on your behalf.
Another challenge businesses tackle is training temporary workers so preparation for handling inexperienced workers implies more effort into integrating them into operations. Our staff participates in helping all kinds of businesses, from local to international, and all of us are ready to make the best out of peak season. Our experience in handling all kinds of fluctuating demands means fewer changes, fewer errors, and a constant flow in your supply chain.
Peak season prep includes a walk-through of standard operating procedures and training materials for revision and is set in place before key dates. Once the season starts, facilities turn into a fast-paced environment and additional operations tools to manage increased workflow. In G-Global we make visibility available through our digital dashboards to generate and send reports with real-time statistics on our performance.
Changes to the system should be avoided during peak season in an effort to minimize disruptions. Therefore, a code and configuration deadline should be agreed upon and implemented. However, a process for approving and installing “hotfixes” should also be documented in order to accommodate situations in which system changes are necessary. How does G-Global do it? Located in over 10 cities, working in more than 500,000 sq ft of warehouses with 1,000,000 coded lines programmed, we make efficiency happen.
Meet the creators of disruptive logistics at G-Global, it is our privilege to serve you!