Problems in maintaining the continuity of supply chains and the limitations resulting from the restrictions caused by the new threat have posed completely new challenges for us and for numerous other companies.
How to ensure business continuity of the company and its development while limiting business contacts, meetings and undergoing quarantine on foreign business trips?
How to provide products and services to our Customers in the strict sanitary regimen without exposing the cooperating teams to the risk of infection?
Finally, how can we protect the company in case of similar situations in the future? How can we make it more resistant to short- or long-term periods of sanitary restrictions?
As far as the first challenge is concerned, great support was provided by technological advancements and the possibility to work partly remotely. The company’s functioning was reorganised so as to minimise personal meetings and business trips both in our everyday internal tasks and in external contacts.
One may say that most of the enterprises faced similar problems at that time and that we all had to learn that online meetings and conference calls were the new reality which will probably stay for a longer time in the world of business.
However, due to the specificity of our work, not all activities can be performed with use of a phone, laptop, and a camera.
Protecting cargo for sea transport involves designing and producing appropriate packaging (usually a crate or platform) and then assembling it with the aim to protect the cargo from mechanical damage and the influence of humidity.
On the Polish market, these services are most often performed at the facility of the Customer, directly after the goods leave the manufacturing line or immediately before shipment.
Due to such structure of the provided services, it is practically impossible to eliminate contact between the packing team and the Customer’s staff.
In order to solve the problem and to redesign the packaging process so as to ensure 100% hygienic work, we created the PACKING CENTRE directly at the haven in Gdynia in cooperation with the Gdynia Maritime Agency.
Such structure allows us to collect the cargo from our Customer, transport it to the PC in Gdynia and then secure it for sea transport, while minimising the sanitary risk and finally release the warehouse stock at any moment convenient for the Customer.
We hope that this solution will attract interest of our Customers and that it will help us become more resistant to such challenges in the future.
Article source : Intermodal News, Wroclaw, PL 2020