In crisis, those who adapt will thrive
These days, the COVID-19 pandemic boosts all the inefficiencies and weak points of how economies in general, and companies in particular, have been functioning before. The health, social, working crisis reveal all wrong decisions of the past or the postponement of business transformation and the use of digital techs in business processes. Things get worse because we don’t know if, once the COVID-19 crisis is over, it will not come back. Even if some countries are already loosening their restrictions, others are contemplating second outbreaks. Progress is volatile and, from now on, special situations could happen anytime, so we need to learn how to live with them and adapt.
Every manager should change its focus from short term survival to strategic, long term transformation. The priority becomes how to grow and thrive in the long run in environments which are not always favorable.
Resilience, adaptation, digital
In special situations, the companies need resilience to volatile conditions and have to enhance their capability to change fast the ways they work, sell and relate with their customers.
Digital techs play a significant role in the strategy of every company which plans for the future. Digital transformation allows for simpler processes, increased efficiency and lower dependency on manual work. Automation enables for quick adjustment of the processed order volumes, either up or down, without significant costs. Online presence makes it possible for customers to be reached and buy products from wherever they are.
But, there’s a downsize to all these. Most of the time, digital transformation is expensive, it takes time and skills, mentalities and work processes need to change significantly. In a context of business conditions changing by the week, retailers who did not prepare already seem hopeless. But the answer may come from existing digital platforms offered as a service.
“In these complicated times, we bring our technology, experience and partnerships to support companies in need. Most of all, we deliver not only solutions for short term survival, but we help our customers to make those business adjustments which will prepare them for the following period, when demand will increase once again, but with new purchasing habits. The growths in online purchases, card payments, home deliveries, all these transformations which now happened forcefully are here to stay and will become basic tools for every retailer who wants to develop on a long term.”
Mircea Stan, CEO Postis
In this period, we offer to those retailers who need help free access to the Postis Platform, enabling fast integration of their IT platforms with logistics, e-commerce, courier and transporter systems. Our consultancy, integration services and setup are offered for free. Retailers can limit their dependency on a single courier and ensure redundancy by using simultaneously, from the same platform, two or more transport solutions. The automation of fulfillment, order processing and delivery increases the productivity and decreases the number of people that need to work in the field and are exposed to risks. More, the features available in the Postis Platform allow for accelerated online presence and e-commerce adoption.
If you need our support, get in touch with us and we will be ready to help.