If your 3PL is outsourcing its labor needs to staffing agencies, the truth is you’re losing money unnecessarily. The experts at Smart Solutions can show you exactly how, but before you talk to them, I want you to consider an analogy:
Every New Year’s, my family breaks out a jigsaw puzzle, something large enough to take up the living room table, with enough pieces to keep us occupied for a few hours. Once, as a kid, I got stuck in an area of the puzzle where the picture was all the same color, all blue sky.
It drove me nuts. I got so frustrated, I found two pieces that nearly fit together and decided they fit well enough, so I smashed them together and called it good.
Of course, it wasn’t good, and it didn’t take long to throw the rest of the puzzle off. The section adjacent the one I was working on wouldn’t connect, and there was a piece missing, and obviously the problem was the one I had forced in.
When I finally swallowed my pride and removed the problem piece, we were able to finish the puzzle and see the picture clearly.
Have you ever felt the satisfaction of placing the last, perfectly fitted piece of a large and complex jigsaw puzzle? Can you feel it now, the cardboard sliding in precisely and completing the picture? It’s a beautiful thing when it all comes together like that.
Now, think about your workforce needs like pieces to a puzzle, and learn from my experience.
With all the pieces that go into running your company successfully, any small thing could be like that jammed-in puzzle piece: if slightly askew, or the wrong fit, or forced into position even though it’s just not the right piece for the job, it could throw everything else off. Even small issues can be costly that way.
If one of your workers isn’t trained well, they’ll end up underperforming at their job. That slows down production for everyone around them, and the orders get behind, and you have to force some workers to pull the weight for others, and in worse cases you have to deal with turnover and all the consequences that come with that.
Pretty soon you don’t just have a one-worker problem, you have whole workforce issue.
This is the kind of likelihood you will deal with when working with staffing agencies. Staffing agencies will consistently throw you bad puzzle pieces, pieces that simply don’t fit well into your system, and cause more problems down the road.
Or, the agency itself might be the bad piece—unwilling to communicate and work with you, incapable of filling your specific company needs. As a result, you have to spend more money on multiple staffing agencies just to get by.
Smart Solutions has the puzzle pieces you need. Their partnership will integrate perfectly with your company’s culture, and their Contingent Workforce Model will fill the gaps in your production smoothly, without a hitch.
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