Every package includes a valuable item for both the sender and the receiver. It’s possible that the package has a very high money value but low emotional equity, or that it has a very high emotional value for the receiver but little financial value.
Consider a shipment of medications for patients participating in a new clinical study that are temperature- or time-sensitive. These drugs provide an immeasurable benefit to the patients who use them.
The contents must be safeguarded appropriately regardless of whether the value is objective or genuine. Compare your present procedures to the following four suggestions to make sure you’re using the variety of straightforward and complex solutions available for safeguarding shipments:
Go with trusted providers: Always deal with dependable partners you can trust, from production to warehousing, fulfilment, and delivery. Make the effort to find out who you will be working with. Verify their insurance policies, contact references, see their facilities, and stay in touch with your sales team frequently. By exercising due diligence, you may feel more confident about the safety of your products, and this confidence will spread to other aspects of your organization.
Be connected: Even if a package has left your possession, you can still closely monitor its security from the dock to the door. With the help of cutting-edge sensor-based technologies, shippers can now closely monitor the movement and environmental conditions of valuable shipments in close to real-time. This includes tracking things like route adherence or deviation, temperature and humidity, light exposure, extreme shaking/jostling, and more. Some methods can even monitor deeply frozen materials at temperatures hundreds of degrees below zero with probe compatibility for cryogenic and/or dry ice environments. With this degree of information, shippers and receivers may feel more certain that their packages are being handled in accordance with the set standards. Knowledge can make the difference between a successful drug study and a failed one, or between an aircraft flying and one that is grounded while waiting for a crucial component that was lost mid-way.
Be specialized when necessary: Sometimes a package demands nothing less than excellent, specialized treatment, such as expensive fine art, hazardous materials, or bulky, temperature-sensitive products. In that scenario, contact specialists in special shipments. When you choose this option, your package travels on a specialized vehicle or aircraft with a staff dedicated solely to ensuring its safe delivery from beginning to end. This specialized service has a corresponding cost but may be the best option for objects that need to be transported with an exceptionally high degree of care and security.
Seek Assurance: Delivery services frequently offer the individual courier a considerable lot of latitude to choose where and when to leave things when recipients are not accessible. Consider value-added alternatives like time-definite deliveries that need a signature upon arrival or giving the receiver authority over package tracking and delivery when you need an extra layer of protection.
How effective is your shipping safety policy? The next time you have cargo that needs extra protection while in transit, think about experimenting with any of these value-added choices. You may be confident that your delivery preferences correspond to the worth of their package.