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Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your Supply Chain Management

June 08, 2017

How much time and cost do you think you spend overseeing your supply chain?

When you pay someone to get a job done, the last thing you have time for is hovering to make sure it’s done right. That’s how we see it at least.

So what does this have to do with your business? Take a minute to think about the time and cost spent overseeing your supply chain. While outsourcing is sometimes associated with risk, we can think of some considerable arguments to be made for outsourcing supply chain management (SCM) to a third-party you can trust.

Essentially, outsourcing your supply chain really means pushing your own dollars and labor on to someone else. For many companies, outsourcing might not make sense because they think their labor and cost of procurement is cheaper. But that’s not always the case. The BoxMaker is a trusted authority and a proven resource when it comes to outsourcing SCM. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits.

Controlled Cost
The BoxMaker will assume the costs associated with procurement, packaging, and fulfillment, alleviating you from spending a penny until you are ready to ship. For example, if we buy components in January, receive them and build the product in February, hold the product on our floor through March until you have a purchase order to fill in April, you won’t be expected to pay until after the product ships. Meanwhile, The BoxMaker has been incurring cost since the process began, taking considerable costs off of your plate.

Less Risk
For small businesses, overseeing your own supply chain carries the risk of one of your product lines not panning out the way you had hoped. One mistake can have an extreme impact. But if you outsource your SCM to The BoxMaker, that risk is managed for you.

High Quality
Along with the capacity to absorb costs and risk, we have experience working with a wide variety of products. This translates to experience managing the receiving of products, quality verification, RGA, and returns or vendor management.

By outsourcing your SCM to a professional organization like The BoxMaker, you can lean on our expertise, knowledge, and network of high-quality vendors to control cost, manage risk, and ensure quality. If you think you might be a good candidate to outsource your supply chain, contact us today!

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