Business Solutions in the time of COVID-19

May 11, 2020

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In a matter of months, the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has impacted different industries and the global market. Business leaders are highly concerned with the effects of the crisis, not only with the economy but with how businesses will operate moving forward. Each business is now weighing in on the effects of the pandemic and its ability to serve its customers and clients efficiently.

At a time like this, company leaders are encouraged to create new ways to be able to function and stay afloat. Solving and navigating through situations like this crisis is an integral duty of company leaders and this is why essential business solutions must be considered to keep the company thriving even in times of global crisis. 

Here are some key actions that company leaders should consider in helping their business thrive in the time of COVID-19. 

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The priority of every company at a time like this is to ensure the safety of its workforce and to consider changes in work situations. Policies such as working remotely, telecommuting and considerations for their taxes and benefits should also be in place. As to such, there should also be a consideration with leave benefits most especially those that are of health concerns.

Alternatives to some business processes may also be considered as it provides additional support to the key teams of the company. It will enable the company to also be able to thrive and progress during the pandemic.

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Businesses can opt to re-evaluate their production and supply chains by creating strategies with their suppliers and customers. If the main resource country of the business’ raw materials become isolated, it will definitely slow down the production line and may cause a domino effect on the business. Alternatively, engaging with an offshoring service will enable the company to source materials and products from a logistically advantageous manufacturer. A clear understanding of the business supply chain is essential to keep the production line moving and more cost efficient.

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The company must evaluate every point of the business. Are there weak points or inefficient processes that are holding up the company? It may also be the case of certain services like accounting administrative activities that cannot be handled by the company’s key teams as they plan and resolve the current situation that they are faced with during the crisis. In this case, the support and help of a remote engagement service or offshore business processing may be able to help alleviate these weak points and turn them into more efficient areas for the business’ growth.

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By allowing some areas of the business to be taken care of or given importance by an offshore business unit, the company can focus on innovating and creating new ways to serve its customers. What do the company’s customers need right now and how is the company able to execute this thoroughly? Does the business require additional help and support to be able to achieve its new goals and strategies? This is the time to think ahead of the game to be more resilient during a crisis like this.

A crisis can always present as an opportunity to rise up and demonstrate its commitment to its customers and to delivering exceptional experiences and service, despite huge obstacles. Although COVID-19 will slow businesses down, it is the perfect time to accelerate areas of the business that may need support or enhancement.

COVID-19 is not the only crisis on the horizon and there are many other threats and risks abound if not dealt with properly. Conducting business as usual will be stress-free if companies plan and seek external support for their business to thrive. By allowing external support like offshoring firms to aid the company, the goals are more efficiently met and the company can thrive even throughout the pandemic.

Offshore Business Processing (OBP) has a proven track record in freight forwarding offshore services that not only work but can increase your productivity and reduce your costs by up to 80%.

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