Can you believe the 2017 baseball season is more than one third complete and kids are out of school?! It's June, and the hard-hitting peak season in corporate mobility is in full swing! The mobility supply chain manages 60% of all relocation activity between mid-May and the end of August. Volume spikes are more significant and predictable at month-end and around holidays, like Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day.
Think about the chain reaction with one change in schedule; if a home closing is delayed, does that mean additional days in temporary living or maybe the household goods can't be delivered when planned? Probably. What happens to a planned start date and smooth transition when unplanned visa delays arise? Yikes, that can mean stress at your favorite BBQs! Alleviating the tension that families can feel when moving supports your company's talent goals, aiming to transition happy, engaged, and highly productive employees. A few summer tips:
- Communicate - work with partners that collaborate, control, and manage the flow of communication and the mobility supply chain
- Expect service excellence - work with partners that measure every aspect of mobility services and make sure they align with your goals
- Be prepared
- Early activity notification - as soon as you know, let your partner(s) know
- Is there a change in plans or schedule? Let your partner(s) know right away
- When possible, be flexible
- Set expectations or make sure your partner(s) are
- Stay hydrated, and don't pack candles in boxes! Good partners always provide a complete list of do's and don'ts
With the right people, process, and technology, summer doesn't have to be a four-letter word within the industry. Sit back and relax. Then, think of cool summer nights catching fireflies, flashlight tag, and the night critters chirping and buzzing away. (Courtesy, Reasons To Be Happy by Sandy Gingras. Love it!)
Together, we got this!