Downtime due to broken machinery is often a major challenge for manufacturers and businesses. Not only does it affect operations and result in a loss of productivity, but it also impacts brand awareness, your company’s reputation, and more. When machine parts malfunction and need replacing, many companies can’t afford to sit around and wait for new parts to arrive.
The solution is expedited freight services from a trusted 3PL management company like C&M Transport. C&M Transport is headquartered in Painesville, Ohio, and has 17 locations throughout the country. Here, we highlight our expedited services for business owners who need replacement machinery or new parts delivered right away to get their company’s production up and running again.
What Is Expedited Shipping?
Expedited shipping reduces the number of stops between the point of origin and the destination. This speeds up delivery time considerably and reduces the chances of error and package mishandling.
Why Your Business Can’t Afford Downtime
In the world of business, the phrase time is money rings true. Time spent not being productive drastically impacts a business because the time and money lost during downtime goes beyond inconvenience. For some businesses, extended periods where machines are inoperable can inflict a blow that’s difficult to recover from.
To put things into perspective, the average cost of downtime across all industries has historically been about $5,600 per minute, depending on the size of the business and what sector it falls under. In regards to the manufacturing industry specifically, 82% of manufacturers experience approximately 800 hours of unplanned downtime due to maintenance and machine breakdowns every year, resulting in an estimated downtime cost of $260,000 per hour.
Another damaging consequence of downtime is how it can impact the way your customers view your brand. Loss of service means missed opportunities to provide the level of service your customers expect. This inability to conduct business can result in customers feeling slighted and even prompt them to take their business elsewhere.
How Our Expedited Freight Services Can Help
To reduce downtime and get businesses operating like usual, C&M Transport offers advanced expedited shipping services. With the necessary tools and infrastructure already in place, we can ensure the replacement parts you need arrive at your destination safely and in the condition promised.
Clients can track their expedited shipment by use of our advanced track and trace technology. With our up-to-date tracking software, you can receive important information regarding your shipment, including the current location of a shipment that’s in transit, information about arrivals and departures from shipment centers, and approximate arrival times. Having this information can help minimize downtime even further and your company will be prepared to accept the ship and get business operations rolling again.
Our expedited shipping services aren’t just reserved for businesses that urgently need replacement parts. Other reasons customers use our expedited services include:
- When an order must be filled and delivered the same day to accommodate customers
- When production exceeds inventory and items need to be moved
- When a crisis exists because of an error of negligence on the part of a business
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If your business can’t afford the consequences of downtime, turn to the transportation specialists at C&M Transport. We have earned an outstanding reputation within the industry by being dedicated to serving our clients. Using specialized equipment, we can deliver replacement parts of various sizes to clients in all industries, reducing downtime when there is a production problem.
Headquartered in Painesville, Ohio, our trucking company also has 17 additional locations throughout the country, allowing us to expand our expedited services nationally. For more information regarding our expedited services, along with our other premium offerings, contact us today at C&M Transport.