Be ready to deliver even in tense personnel situations
Quickly and efficiently, interim forwarding agents can help manage a wide range of logistics tasks.
Numerous companies are looking for additional employees on a temporary basis. Specifically, the companies need support in shipping and in the entire transport organization for various reasons.
Particularly in emergency situations such as longer periods of illness, it must be easy to fill gaps in staffing levels. But it’s not just acute emergencies that demand new solutions, but also the trend toward modern, flexible working models. Interim forwarders can be used to fill in during parental leave or sabbaticals, for example.
How is it possible to find exactly the right interim forwarding agents without complications? Kloepfel 4PL Solutions has a pragmatic solution for this. The operative expert can be found in just three steps.
What are the duties of interim forwarding agents?
The interim forwarders placed by Kloepfel 4PL Solutions usually work in the shipping departments.
There, they perform predefined tasks such as system-side delivery consolidation, transport organization and document creation. In addition, they are also responsible for the corresponding export declarations and contribute to updating the ERP system. Kloepfel 4PL Solutions and its candidates have extensive experience in both SAP and many other ERP systems as well as common export applications such as Atlas and AEB Assist.
Thanks to their experience and industry knowledge, interim forwarders can also provide valuable approaches for improving processes.
What is the process? How do the mentioned 3 steps work?
The schedule in three steps is: analysis of the requirement profile, candidate proposals, accompaniment of the familiarization process.
In an initial interview, a detailed analysis is carried out with regard to needs and requirements. In other words: What are the requirements? What kind of work do the interim forwarding agents have to do in the company?
Among other things, the following question is also asked: What are the requirements that the candidate must have for the job? Special experience is often required – for example, in customs or foreign trade law.
Based on the needs discussed, Kloepfel 4PL Solutions reviews its pool of candidates. Kloepfel’s consultants are in contact with numerous talents with special professional qualifications.
In the second step, a suitable applicant is proposed. This is followed by an interview with the applicant and the customer. A check is made to see whether the ideas – both on a professional and personal level – match.
The third step is the familiarization process. Here, customer and applicant are not left alone. Instead, Kloepfel 4PL Solutions accompanies both of them closely during the first weeks.
During the familiarization period, Kloepfel 4PL Solutions and the customer create a process manual (SOP) together. This then forms the basis for the collaboration. There, the service is precisely defined.
The placement of an interim forwarder by Kloepfel 4PL Solutions is based on a service contract. It is neither a direct placement nor an employee leasing.
How long does it take to find an interim forwarder with Kloepfel 4PL Solutions?
Kloepfel 4PL Solutions can provide a suitable employee within a few weeks, in some circumstances even within a few days. This is especially successful due to the structured approach, the own candidate pool and the experience of the Kloepfel candidates.
Approximately how quickly can an interim forwarder learn the ropes and fit into the team?
The training process is fast. It usually takes less than three weeks. By then at the latest, the interim forwarder is usually able to perform the tasks fully and independently.
What are the advantages of using an interim forwarder for the companies?
A temporary need for personnel can be covered quickly and easily. Companies are spared a lengthy search for candidates and time-consuming candidate pre-selection.
By using interim forwarders, companies can benefit from their expertise and experience. In addition, the network and wealth of experience of Kloepfel 4PL Solutions can be accessed.
The interim forwarder brings an external, neutral view. This enables him to help companies optimize their transport and logistics processes. New impulses can bring new momentum.
How do employees generally react to an interim project?
Sometimes customers are initially skeptical about the interim model on a service basis. However, this usually dissolves quickly once the interim forwarding agents are in the company and provide full support in managing the tasks in the shortest possible time.
Directly when working in the department, employees also quickly realize that Kloepfel’s interim forwarding agents are not a threat to their own jobs. They are temporary colleagues from the outset, helping and supporting. As a result, the interim forwarders are perceived very positively in the departments.
(This article uses grammatically masculine expressions to increase readability. However, it is important to emphasize that this refers to all genders and is in no way gender discriminatory).
Does your logistics department need temporary extra support? Kloepfel 4PL Solutions is happy to help – with interim forwarding agents on call.
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