Even as federal and local government officials explore ways to open the country for business, enterprise organizations continue to strive to keep operations running as smoothly as possible. The COVID-19 crisis has seen many companies struggle with employees suddenly making the transition to working from home offices over the past month.

Under normal conditions, mail centers and shipping departments centralize the management of outbound material. They enforce corporate policies about who is authorized to send what to whom and how. They automate processes, apply business rules to carrier service selections, and keep track of expenses by cost center.

But these aren’t normal conditions, even though a new normal may be emerging. Companies are now struggling to maintain centralized mailing and shipping control over the new decentralized home office working environment because employees still have to send material but they don’t have the tools or expertise to manage outbound mailing and shipping processes efficiently, cost effectively, or safely.

Your ship from home office answer key

To help answer some of the most pressing questions on how a multi-carrier management solution like Transtream can help companies keep packages flowing under these challenging circumstances, Pierbridge hosted a 30-minute webinar—“How to Address Productivity, Cost Control, and Safety Concerns when Employees Ship from Home Offices During the COVID-19 Crisis”— on April 21.

“This pandemic has really changed things for businesses who had been used to managing four offices, and now may have to manage 4,000 home offices,” said Bob Malley, Pierbridge Managing Director. “Processes that were once controlled centrally are suddenly decentralized—mailing and shipping are good examples of this.”

Join Malley, and Mike Graves, VP of Product Management, for the on-demand webinar as they share insights on how companies can maintain control of mailing and shipping processes across their remote working enterprise. How-tos include:

  • Automate onboarding and administration
  • Enforce multi-carrier selection and policies
  • Improve efficiency and reduce support with simple shipping workflows
  • Enable “no contact” shipping and skip the lines at local post offices
  • Centralize data storage, cost center reporting, and dashboard analytics
  • Maintain business continuity