The unprecedented economic disruption across all industry segments caused by the arrival of COVID-19 in North America has certainly affected growth in those industries. Consumer spending is down, the job market is down, and the feeling is that recovery will be slow. With vaxxines arriving in both Canada and the U.S. and a return to “normal” on the horizon, companies are already planning their post pandemic growth strategies. That should mean good news for cross-border shipping companies.
The Role of 3PL Supply Chain Companies
Shipping companies in Toronto quickly emerged as essential services during the pandemic. Relatively little disruption in shipping from Canada to the USA and vice versa during the crisis helped reduce societal fears that the world was collapsing. While that may seem dramatic, the fact cross border shipping companies kept the supply chain flowing was critical. As we look to the future and a post-pandemic recovery, 3PL supply chains will definitely be a driver of growth across all markets and industries. That may require changes in the focus of supply chains. Some analysts are suggesting that changing from a product-centred supply chain to a consumer-centric supply change is the best model for recovery. That remains to be seen. However, what is clear is that 3PL companies will have to take a hard look at their value proposition priorities and adjust their capabilities and business focus as necessary. In a digital age, where connectively across all aspects of business continues to grow, shipping companies in Toronto can easily remain competitive with some tactical adjustments in how they do business and the networks they use to fulfill customer needs.
Satisfying Customer Needs Will Be Job 1 for 3PL Companies
A post pandemic world is not the same as a post-apocalyptic world, unless you’re talking to some really negative prognosticators. In truth, the pandemic may have forced some 3PL companies to take a very productive critical look at how they do business, what elements in the network provide to be most reliable, and what systems were most helpful in the overall big picture. Reorienting business around customer needs is never a bad thing; companies shipping from Canada to the USA and from the USA to Canada need to be on the cutting edge of change and innovation at all times, and that includes in the post-recovery phase of a pandemic. The innovators are always taking risks, but with risk comes reward. Any 3PL company wanting to emerge successfully with an eye on future growth will definitely be in a transitional mode already. Companies waiting and waiting to see where the world lands will be the first ones left behind when changes come to the 3PL supply chain industry.
Think NATS Canada When Looking for Cross Border Shipping Companies
Thanks to an outstanding network of carriers and shipping companies in Canada and the USA, NATS Canada continued to provide exceptional cost-effective delivery service across the border during the height of the pandemic chaos. That speaks volumes about our readiness to address customer needs and our ability to pivot quickly to accommodate market changes and 3PL challenges. Working with NATS Canada ensure your goods get delivery quickly, efficiently, safely and affordably. No matter when we emerge from the pandemic, NATS Canada will still be providing the same great service on which our reputation is built.