The race for same day delivery within the UK e-commerce logistics sector is stepping up and is calling for improved efficiency and higher logistics staffing levels for both retailers and suppliers in a rapidly evolving industry. An increase in fulfillment houses or regional hubs will undoubtedly require focused logistics recruitment campaigns to ensure key employees are in place and fully operational during the transition and expansion period.
With the current staff deficit within the supply chain and logistics job market, the Bis Henderson recruitment team know how essential it is for clients to get a head start over the competition. Forward planning for the replacement of trained staff due to development or re-location makes commercial sense and avoids the necessity to hire additional employees in haste.
Bis Henderson always advise on the importance of mapping out in detail the skill-sets and experience level of the ideal candidate before the interview process begins. A bad decision made due to time constraints can not only be costly for the staffing budget, but also risks loss of customer loyalty and reduced profit levels due to a lax performance.
Logistics management calls for more than an aptitude for figures and analytical skills. When selecting candidates registered on the extensive database to put forward for interview, logistics recruiters will look for those who have shown they will thrive in a challenging environment and will be able to cope well under pressure. On-time and on-budget distribution requires flawless procedures in workflow and utilisation of advanced technology. Digital logistics is a crucial element in achieving outstanding and consistent service and needs internal efficiency at all stages of the operation.
The demand for rapid response to meet delivery schedules, while maintaining excellence in customer service, requires exceptional team work, not only between colleagues and other departments, but also establishing a trustworthy relationship with customers and suppliers. Consumer habits are changing. Bis Henderson will ensure the best candidates are in place at the right time to meet the challenge.