3 Tips for Running Your Business

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Every business wants to be successful. The tricky part is getting all of the many pieces that make up a business running smoothly as one. These three tips can help you and your team reach your full potential, whether you are a for-profit or non-profit company.

1. Focus on your objective

This tip may seem obvious to some, but time and time again businesses lose track of what they are really trying to accomplish. When businesses lose focus on their objectives, it is often because they are trying to be too many things at once. Businesses that attempt to handle all aspects of their business internally instead of outsourcing tasks such as logistics and transportation needs often find that they aren’t allocating their resources efficiently. Success comes when your eye is on the ball. Here at Mission Logistics, we know that it’s in your best interest to focus on your mission and let us manage your shipping and logistical needs.

2. Treat your employees well

Sometimes good employees aren’t found, they’re made. Your employees have an astronomical impact on the success of your business, and how you treat your employees has a big reflection on their work ethic. This isn’t to say that you don’t need to bring good people to your team. However, it’s important to treat them well in order to keep them with your company and get the most out of them for your business. Good employees respond well to being respected and valued. Provide them with the pay and benefits that they deserve, foster a positive work environment, and lighten their workload from unnecessary tasks. This last one ties back to tip number one. Your whole team needs to be focused on your mission and not overburdened with work that could be outsourced.

3. Shoot for good enough

Perfection has no place in the business world. What truly matters is that your business is getting things done. Once you are focused on your objective and fostering great employees, you will be tempted to strive for perfection. However, perfection is a goal that no business can achieve. Instead, settle for concentrating on your mission and getting it done, even if the means embracing a few bumps on the road.

Running a business or non-profit is complicated. Focus on your objective, treat your employees well, and shoot for good enough. Finally, when you need help with your transportation and logistical needs, give us a call. Here at Mission Logistics, we thrive on being a dependable partner and aiding in the success of your business.

Launch of Mission Logistics LLC

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On February 16th, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania held a press conference to announce the launch of Mission Logistics LLC — that’s us! Operating under the Goodwill umbrella as a “fair-profit” company, we’re a transportation and distribution service that aims to solve many of the problems commonly faced by both for-profit and non-profit companies.

Mission Logistics LLC plans on filling in the gaps of other transportation services by allowing for short-term contracts and making deliveries with trucks that are not filled to capacity. We also deliver during both daytime and nighttime hours!

This project represents innovation at its finest. By utilizing Goodwill’s existing fleet of vehicles, we’re able to make this a win for all.  Our customers benefit and Goodwill benefits. Not only will companies enjoy the benefits of working with Mission Logistics, but they will also feel proud to support Goodwill’s mission and charitable impact on our society. Board chair Frank Hammond says, “We’re excited to see Goodwill optimize its existing fleet and staff in order to meet a business and social need that will generate revenue and benefit existing programs. We challenged Goodwill to think ‘outside of the box truck’ – and they certainly did.”

In our first year, Mission Logistics plans to concentrate its efforts on point-to-point deliveries. However, as we get off the ground, we plan to continually expand and offer even more transportation and logistical services. We also have plans to incorporate “green” efforts for better environmental impact.

Companies and non-profits will be able to trust us, just as they would trust Goodwill’s outstanding reputation. With the launch of Mission Logistics, companies have the opportunity to take advantage of outsourcing their transportation and logistics through a trustworthy company that benefits a wonderful cause for our society.

Focus on your mission and leave the logistics to us — we aim to support our customers with their internal logistics so that they have more time to do what they do best. For more, check out the top 3 reasons you should use bulk transportation services.

Top 3 Reasons You Should Use Bulk Transportation Services

Mission LogisticsIf you’re considering using bulk transportation services, you’re already on the path to a better, more efficient business plan. Although there are several reasons your business can benefit from outsourcing your freight transportation to Mission Logistics, we’ve highlighted the top three reasons you should adopt this resource into you business.

Allocate Your Resources Effectively

With every business there are only so many resources available. If your company is a non-profit, for instance, you may have limited resources at hand. Allocating those resources effectively is one of the biggest determinants of success. This isn’t just in regards to money, but also the time and energy used to complete a certain aspect of your business, such as shipping. If you are using your own trucks for shipping, you are paying for vehicle maintenance as well as the employees needed to drive those vehicles. You are also losing time that could be spent concentrating on your core mission. Whereas if you outsourced this process, you are gaining time and money back into your business.

Keep Operations Running Seamlessly

A business is more efficient when it has a routine that it is able to execute seamlessly. However, as any businessperson knows, efficient operations can be hard to establish and maintain. Outsourcing the job is in your best interest to accommodate for the bulk transportation needs that are not a part of your regular schedule. This can keep your schedule on track and, with Mission Logistics’ fair rates, on budget!

Account for Growth

Ideally, you want your business to grow. In fact, in a dream world, it would grow as fast as possible! Outsourcing your bulk transportation services to a company such as Mission Logistics allows your company to grow unhindered. Being able to take advantage of low-cost freight services to your business sets you up for success. Leave the inventory management, picking, sorting, repackaging, shipping, and delivery to us while you plow full steam ahead with your business endeavors.

Bulk transportation services can be beneficial to any company or nonprofit. Mission logistics has low rates and a wide variety of options so that you can capitalize on the opportunity to advance your business.

Welcome To Mission Logistics

Mission LogisticsDo you have items that need to be transported and delivered for your business? You may have your own truck or fleet, but at the end of the day it could be costing you more money than you had anticipated. Or, it might not be the best way for you to allocate your resources. Even worse, you may have experienced items being forgotten or damaged upon arrival. To help combat these problems, we are proud to introduce to you, Mission Logistics! Here, we strive to aid in your business’ goals and become the solution to your bulk transportation needs.

Filling the Gap

It is our pleasure to become the helping hand you need to grow and succeed in your business. Whether you are a for-profit or a nonprofit, we understand that you need reliable service delivered to you at a fair price. We want you to be able to focus on your mission and leave the rest to us! You can expect the same characteristics of us as you do from our parent company: Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania. This means we offer service that will go above and beyond your expectations!

Our Options

We offer a wide range of services to accommodate your specific company and freight needs:

  • provide all of your transportation and logistics functions so that you can focus on your business or mission,
  • outsourcing particular transportation needs that do not fit an organization’s routine operations,
  • point-to-point services to single retailers or non-profit organizations, large or small,
  • pool distribution, aggregating the transportation needs of a given client or set of clients, collecting cargo, then sorting and re-aggregating cargo by various destinations , e.g., to a number of regional branch locations for a single retailer or to a number of retailers within a single complex,
  • low-cost freight services such as package collection and dispatching for services that are not time sensitive,
  • cartage agent service supplemental pick-up and delivery for local zone-based delivery organizations.

Supporting a Greater Cause

Everyone deserves to find a career and reap the benefits provided by hard work and dedication. By utilizing Mission Logistics’ bulk transportation services, you are not only helping your business, but helping the efforts of Goodwill to break down the barriers preventing people in need from having prosperous careers. In 2014, Goodwill provided job preparation, skills training, education assistance and support services to more than 53,000 facing challenges to finding employment. These opportunities help deserving people reach their full potential.

At Mission Logistics, we manage our own fleet. This means that there is no middle man and allows us to provide quality service, even to companies and nonprofits with unwavering budgets. Our wholesale transportation and delivery services are performed by drivers who are trained to industry standards. Let us show you why we can build a fruitful and lasting relationship with you and your company!