- August 8, 2017
- Posted by: Wordminds
- Category: LSP's news, Tips
Some LSPs continue to grow year after year, but how do they do it? According to the CSA’s research, successful companies share certain characteristics. Well, you can implement them, too!
- Strong leadership
Successful LSPs have business-minded leaders at the helm using a results-driven approach. They focus on growth and profit, set ambitious goals, and put in place well-thought-out plans. They tend to have good instincts, but they still rely heavily on both external and internal data to validate their thinking.
- The organisations are healthy
These businesses are healthy; they show profitability, stable growth, and the ability to scale. They work on developing diversified revenue streams as a risk-management initiative.
- They have drive
These LSPs concentrate on the future and approach it proactively. They have heaps of perseverance and tenacity and can battle their way through challenges without becoming sidetracked.
- They stand out
The most successful companies develop differentiation in a particular niche their clients require. For larger companies, it may be something like establishing expertise in technology or becoming the go-to provider for all of a client’s needs.
- They stay ahead of the competition
These companies are always thinking outside of the box to find ways to grow and achieve even better results. They are savvy in regards to technology and are happy to break down old paradigms in order to create new ways of working. As a result, they are always pioneering new processes.
- They drive sales
LSPs place great emphasis on sales and marketing efforts and treat them as vital parts of the company’s growth. They know just how to approach prospective clients and how to continue nurturing customer relationships. They are always working on improving customer experience to keep their customers coming back.
- They’re talented
They develop training programs along with their positive company culture to continue coming up with innovative ideas. These LSPs are a pleasant place to work, they know how to attract and develop pools of talent within the organisation as well as its supply chain.
- They’re scalable
The entire operation can contract or expand as needed during highs and lows. They know just how to ramp up in new verticals, customer types, and geographic markets, and to do so they build scalability into their plans while making use of best practices.
- They foster a culture of excellence
The successful LSPs will not tolerate mediocrity. Rather, they strive for efficiency, improvement, accountability, and resourcefulness. They constantly demonstrate their flexibility by responding to customer requests, thus extending the limits of their production models.
- They’re masters of internal and external communication
These LSPs always nurture their brands with clients and prospects, but they aren’t afraid to sell who they are to the entire team. They have homed in on the urgency of aligning staff with their goals and vision.
Put these 10 tips into practice today, and your LSP will thrive with each and every customer, whether new or established.