6 Tips for Working With Logistics Vendors

By Leigh Harper, April 18, 2017

Verify delivery.

Vendors work on multiple conventions simultaneously, so it’s understandable if wires get crossed, says Hurd. Call your contact a few days prior to your event to confirm delivery time, location and your itemized list.

Set yourself up for success.

Simple preparations go a long way to help your event succeed. Keep track of rented pieces (flatbed carts, pallet jacks, etc.) by labeling and numbering them using brightly colored gaff tape, says Hurd. And in case something goes MIA, develop a check-in and checkout process for staff or volunteers using rented items. No one wants to go over budget due to replacement fees.

Prepare for emergencies.

Lastly, get the phone number of an employee with the logistics company who can assist you in case of roadblocks with the rented equipment during your event.

(Visited 102 times, 1 visits today)

Robyn Benincasa went from champion adventure racer to record-breaking paddleboat competitor. Now, she inspires others to reach their potential.

Kim Hufham, president and CEO of Wilmington and Beaches CVB, declares the region is back open after weathering the storm.

Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva delivers storied resorts, relaxed meeting facilities and off-site venues that capture the elegance and history of this Midwest

Is bigger really better? Hotels and DMCs are moving fast toward consolidation—here, we take a look at the potential consequences.

The Latest