Over the last year, businesses around the world have worked quickly to undertake new plans for workplace modernization. As employees have transitioned toward working from home in record numbers, it’s been a challenge for employers to get people the devices they need to keep being productive, so leadership has often had to make this a core focus.
This is an underreported aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s still a very relevant one for many businesses – one of the greatest challenges this year has been in the area of supply chain management. How do you get the products you need, when you need them, without overstraining your business or its resources?
The sad truth is that for many companies today, there are gaps in this process. Products take too long to ship, or employees have to spend too much time and energy tracking them down, and so on. For many organizations, it’s so time-consuming for teams to handle their most basic supply chain responsibilities, there isn’t any time left in the day to focus on important strategic initiatives. This is especially true for large organizations that have to worry about fulfilling supply chain needs on a global scale.
Challenges in Inventory Management
The pain points in this process are numerous. Inventory management is perhaps the most basic one – the challenge is simply to have the products you need, when you need them. On top of that, there’s project management – when you’re trying to tackle special projects or deployments, you have very specific needs that need to be met in a timely fashion. Often, there are issues involving complex job requirements, where a work team needs greater flexibility to tackle a job while still focusing on their regular business. Add all of this up, and it’s clear why many organizations see a need to outsource IT supply management.
Solving Supply Chain Management
At Zones, we’ve got a solution for that: It’s our Global Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS) offering. With Global SCaaS, we have a wealth of tools and processes designed to manage as much of your supply chain as you desire. We have inventory solutions that can stock items predictively using smart forecasting and scheduling, prescriptive EOL verification and management, and more. Zones Global SCaaS enables our clients to outsource every aspect of their IT supply chain, helping them to reduce costs, free up capital, and execute difficult requirements.
This brings many benefits. The most obvious one is stronger inventory management – you’ll never again have to worry about replenishing the products you need. There’s also order management – when you do put in a request to restock something, you’ll have clear visibility into where your products are and when you’re getting them. On top of that, you get pre- and post-sales support on each order that you place, and comprehensive financial services to help you manage your payments for those orders. In short, every aspect of keeping your business well stocked becomes a lot easier.
So let’s get to work! Zones is ready to develop a Global GCaaS solution that will meet your needs. Whether your organization is big, small, or somewhere in between, we have what it takes to help you with your IT challenges. We have over 30 years of global supply chain expertise, and top-rated CIOs and IT directors today are naming Zones the most innovative global solutions provider out there. To find out for yourself, all you have to do is get in touch with us.