While you may not think it, courier companies actually provide an invaluable service to construction firms and the industry as a whole.
This rule even applies before work has started on a particular site, as companies are often required to submit time-sensitive tenders to win work and often use professional couriers for this purpose.
Once work has commenced, couriers provide an even more invaluable service to construction firms, particularly those that are undertaking large scale projects. Here are some of the main benefits of partnering with a professional courier:
- Prevent Workflow Disruptions
One of the biggest benefits of using a professional (and reputable) courier is that they can play a pivotal role in preventing workflow disruptions.
This works in two potential ways. Firstly, it ensures that you do not have to pull an employee from one project to deliver a package to an alternative site, enabling you to optimise each individual’s productivity and overall contribution.
At the same time, you can also arrange for crucial items and components to be delivered on-time and directly to the project site. This is particularly important when managing time-sensitive projects, which can easily be disrupted by delivery delays.
- Access a Truck Delivery Service
When you hear the term ‘courier service’, your thoughts are probably drawn to small transit vans and relatively minimal hauls.
However, professional services often lay on large trucks and vans too, which are capable of transporting both a high volume of items and big pieces of equipment.
This is extremely important, as it negates the need to reassign employees to load and unload items when travelling between different destinations.
Similarly, this also allows you to have pieces of machinery delivered on-time and anywhere in the UK, whether this is required from the start of the project or to replace a broken item.
- Create Additional Storage Space for Supplies
One of the main issues associated with building sites is that they often become cluttered, and this can create significant issues in terms of health and safety and the integrity of expensive pieces of equipment.
Professional couriers may be able to help with this, however, as they often retain additional space that can be utilised by clients for the purpose of storing supplies.
This serves as a kind of logistics warehouse, which stores and organises your supplies until such a time that you need them. You should also be able to secure a competitive price and deal from your courier, especially if you have an existing relationship or have completed a lot of business with them.
Another benefit of this is that it minimises the risk of materials being stolen overnight from your construction site, delivering long-term cost savings that will help the project to maintain its profitability.