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Practical recommendations while choosing the company for order of warehouse services

Опубликовано: 21.02.2011, рейтинга пока нет, просмотров небыло.

There comes a time when the owner of the developing business draws a conclusion that:

  • there is little space for personal warehouse because the burden has been increased several times;
  • the efficiency of the warehouse’s activity is gradually decreasing while the costs for its maintenance are increasing each day;
  • there appeared a necessity in attracting highly skilled specialists who thoroughly know all peculiarities of warehouse activity;
  • there came a time to entrust performance of some obligations to outsourcing company.

The order of warehouse services will be the most correct decision of this task. What is the right method to choose a business partner? At the very beginning one should visit World Wide Web and make an attempt to find necessary information there.

It will be useful to look through appropriate advertisements in core publication. In the first place, it will help you to understand and master general tendency on the market concerning formation of prices and proposals. Do not forget to hold an opinion poll among colleagues and friends. It is quite possible that some of them have work experience in this sphere of activity. It will let you decrease costs on your search considerably. To receive an expected result, one should combine correctly aforesaid search methods, taking into account one or another situation.

Usually practically all companies do the utmost to present themselves on the market of services in fine fashion. Advertising circulars and leaflets contain standard slogans. “We are leaders in the sphere of warehouse logistics and have great work experience” or “We are young and prospective team, our purpose is to take leading positions in the sphere of warehouse logistics”. What company should one give priority, the one which was created quite recently or the other which has had great work experience? Most probably, the second one, however, can the great work experience be the guarantee of quality of provided services? Unfortunately, this is not true in all cases.

During negotiations you should make an attempt to tell a warehouse operator as fully as possible about your intentions and purposes, as well as what you expect from him. It should be noted that the initial stage of communication is very important for both parties. It is at this time that first impressions about each other appear, as well as main principles of further cooperation. If you doubt in the correctness of your choice, do not hurry and weight all the pros and cons. Remember that any little thing, failure to tell everything or double interpretation will result in big difficulties afterwards.

Specialists recommend conducting negotiations only with top-managers of companies. Take into consideration the fact that heads of the company, not young development managers, should control execution of your order. Pay attention to any little thing, be it appearance of the company’s employees, or reaction of ordinary employees to managers who accompany you. Do not forget to find out whether the company’s activity is insured, which services you are going to use, as well as in what way the damage is really covered. You should also be interested what parameters will eventually be taken into account.

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