This happens a lot in your everyday business life. No matter how well it seems you have planned your quarterly to annual work schedules, challenges always seem to creep in. Owing to the fact that you have probably planned your works and logistics really well, the challenges creep in due to unforeseen circumstances. Sometimes pleasingly even, these unforeseen, never unfortunate, circumstances turn out to be positive developments for your small to medium sized business. You will notice that one class has been omitted.
This is deliberate because hardly ever do large, multinational companies need a helping hand. They have all the infrastructure in place. They could look kindly on you every once in a while and the company founders could relate. They have been in the same boat as you. They may also just wish to confirm that when they had logistical and infrastructural shortcomings, they were able to rely on outsourced businesses. So it goes in the transportation industry, or all those businesses that need to rely on regular transportation requirements.
The nature of your new client’s stock and product might require you to switch to the use of specialist flatbed transportation carriers. Your truck size and inventory may be too small at this juncture. And you might not yet have enough capital to finance an adjustment to your garage. Big business has long relied on outsourcing work. They are still doing so today. The main reason for this has to do with financing imperatives. Granted, they have no material limitations but the attraction is the long-term cost saver.
It costs a lot less to outsource your transportation requirements than to manage a fleet on your own. Think about this logically for a while. Or logistically, as the case may be here.