Do you want to reduce your freight costs? Then don't be afraid to ask for help!

Apr 26, 2018

Several years ago I was interviewing a friend and a nationally respected expert in executive outplacement and career development, and he made an interesting observation when I asked him, "What is the single biggest mistake people make when it comes to managing their careers?" He didn’t blink an eye when he responded, “That’s easy! The single biggest mistake people make is their inability to ask for help!"

He continued, “Whether it’s an ego based issue or a fear of appearing unknowledgeable, or worse, incompetent, people need to know when and how to ask for help because everyone will at some point in time need to get help to manage a situation or solve a problem.” 

Folks, this Frankenstorm is one of those times where it is ok to ask for help because the events in the transportation market have made it extremely challenging to manage freight costs.

Let me give you a practical example of how some viewers of the Two Minute Warnings have asked for help. Over the last two months, several companies have taken advantage of our offer to conduct a C-Level caliber review of what is happening in the transportation industry, how it is affecting budgets, and proactive steps they can take to manage their freight costs. And when a VP of Supply Chain tells you that it was one of the most valuable hours he had spent all year, it underscores why asking for help can be so beneficial. 

Here are some of the things we address in this presentation that provides insights into understanding the current environment:

  • An overview of the factors shaping the transportation marketplace
  • Insights about how these factors are impacting their operation
  • Proactive steps they can take to mitigate increased costs

So if you’re willing to ask for some support, we’d welcome the opportunity to share these insights with you and your team. Just give me a call at 630-833-0890 or send us an email to set up a time.

We're on your team, we're here to help, and we're passionate about seeing you be successful.