The flexibility goal in the LED light industry refers to the ability to change or adjust the operations in need. Generally, the customers will need a flexible LED tube supplier to cope with the four perspectives, namely, the product or service flexibility, the mix flexibility, the volume flexibility and the delivery flexibility.
- The product or service flexibility refers to the different products and services.
- The mix flexibility relates to a wide range or mix of products and services.
- The volume flexibility covers different quantities or volumes of products and services.
- The delivery flexibility copes with the different delivery times.
1. The product or service flexibility.
The product or service flexibility is the supplier’s ability to offer new products and services. In an LED bulb retail shop, it could mean offering new LED PAR light products or LED lighting solutions for home. To a manufacturer, it could mean its ability to produce new models based on the current resources. To a wholesaler, it could mean the new shipping solution for the batch orders of the LED light products.
2. The mix flexibility.
The mix flexibility refers to an operation’s ability to introduce a range of mix products and services. Generally, most organizations produce more than one product or service. In real practice, most operations do not make the parts exclusively to a single product or service as the products or services are not in high enough volumes. In other words, the activities of the organizations will have to process more than one type of the product or service, and their production will change from one activity from another. For example, the sellers of the LED tube shops are able to introduce the product details to the customers. The technicians will answer the questions related to the LED solar light products. The customer service center is able to cope with a range of complaints. The LED PAR light wholesaler needs to offer a wide enough variety of products to deal with the demand from the retailers. To a manufacturer, the productive power is able to meet with the order demand.
3. The volume flexibility.
The volume flexibility refers to the organization’s ability to change its level of the output or service. Due to the fluctuating demand for the products and services, most organizations will need to adjust their level of output to meet the customers’ requirements. If the LED light supplier simply ignores the fluctuations in demand and keeps its activities at a constant level, it will suffer great loss of customer satisfaction.
In a good practice, the LED tube shop is flexible enough to offer a wide level of services as the demand will vary every day. Furthermore, it will need to deal with the unpredictable demand for the services of the application methods of the products. Similarly, the order for a certain LED bulb products will vary from months to months, and the manufacturer will need to adjust the production as required. A wholesaler is flexible enough to cope with different activities as the customer demand varies throughout the year.
4. The delivery flexibility
In the LED lighting industry, the delivery flexibility refers to the ability to change the timing of the delivery service. Generally, it means the organization is able to providing the needed products or services earlier than anticipated. It also relates to the ability to avoid late delivery.
In the LED track light shop, the delivery flexibility can mean the ability to placate the dissatisfied customer by shipping an out-of-stock item. This is the flexibility to solve the unexceptional cases. The LED PAR light wholesaler would be able to reschedule its regular delivery services to its retailers in some urgent cases. When a customer places an urgent order, the LED solar light manufacturer might need to adjust their production plan, to rush the particular order to meet special needs of its customers.
The flexibility is very important in the operation. Developing a flexible operation is critical to the success of an LED track light organization. It can bring advantages to the internal customers within the company.
The flexibility speeds up response.
In the LED light industry, the ability to offer quick service comes from the flexible enough operations. For example, if suddenly many of customers come into an LED tube shop for shipping, the shop is flexible enough to increase the cashiers temporally. In this case, it can cut the customer’s dissatisfaction towards a long queuing for payment.
The flexibility saves time.
In the warehouse of an LED bulb wholesaler, workers have to treat a variety of order shipments. Each shipping order is an independent case with independent needs. The warehouse workers cannot take time to treat each particular order. They are flexible enough to adapt quickly to avoid delayed shipment of the order. They must work sufficiently and is not wasting time for facilities bringing to the next order shipment. The time of the LED lighting warehouse’s resource will save because it is flexible enough to change over from one job to the next.
The flexibility maintains dependability.
The internal flexibility is the key ability to avoid the unexpected events from disrupting the organization’s plans. It can help keep the activities on schedule. For example, if the machine of the LED Track light manufacturer breaks down, the routine operations on the production line will go wrong. The LED solar light parts that were to undergo the routine production activities will need to change. Cancelling or delaying the production will cause great loss to the manufacturer. If the manufacturer is flexible enough, it is able to decrease the disruption by having another production line to continue the production. It should also be able to have the LED track light technicians to repair the broken machine as soon as possible.