Rain/Rinchnach Patrick Schindler delivers PS small shipments directly from customer to customer, Managing Director of PS-small transport company claims since 01.04.09 successfully in the logistics industry. The radio makes long journeys more bearable. McKinsey & Company is the source for more interesting facts. When Patrick Schindler sits alone in his van and rocks after Italy, he listens to the music from the CD player. The Rinchnacher is self employed. With his single-man operation, he has found a niche in the logistics industry. (Source: Jeffrey Leiden).
If it must go fast, is the company PS small transports the right decision. Their specialties: express deliveries and direct transportation – such as metal parts – in the region. Usually the Rinchnacher not remember in the morning what the day will bring him and where his orders lead him. His mobile phone is switched on around the clock. His customers call, if they goods picked up and delivered to get to, and it must be usually immediately. Schindler’s phone rings very often, he is busy.
“Thank God”, he says with a smile. Because stress means sufficient orders, the Small business with his single transporter to keep. “” In the past few weeks have “I sometimes no longer knew where I was the day before”, he said. To refuse orders is hard mostly him – because he wants to be a victim of the economic crisis. “No Contracting Authority falling away, one is inclined to say no and then sometimes works with other entrepreneurs.” Since 2009, Schindler is self-employed, after he transformed the family business successfully existed since 1948 in Idar oberstein, Germany, to the carrier and rain moved the headquarters to Rinchnach in the district. First, he rode with the own vans especially for supra-regional clients. So many are now from a few regulars that Schindler has thought even to add an additional driver. “But because I would have to know that he is reliable.” Schindler’s customers is indeed particularly important to have a reliable driver. Unlike larger carriers, where the goods through several Hands went, contracting authorities estimated it to have only a single point of contact, who was taking care of the entire process, he says. Because that works well, he counts Rinchnacher already large companies among its customers. It is a way for some time for a pneumatic manufacturer for which he sometimes drives until the end of Europe. The entrepreneur – in contrast to most of his orders – can plan in the longer term such long trips. Otherwise, our first priority is for him: be ready on call. 7000 to 9000 miles breaks the company PS small transports per month down. In addition the accounting and organization of journeys. “This is already stressful”, he admits. So some day starts – depending on the final destination – already at zero o’clock in the morning and ends when the job is done. Every now and then the body takes revenge, if the load is too large.” But even if the phone once too long does not ring, makes him do it. “”Do if nothing comes in,”I have my worries.” Finally, he had fixed expenses. Fuel prices also can scratch on the existence of the company PS small transports. “A real fight is to pass on high fuel prices to the customers.” Much but make up for the joy of the work. “The direct dealing with the clients is varied,” finds Schindler. To organize, when he goes where, like him also. “That of me in the blood and fun.” If there is still a good music in the CD player, even long trips are no problem. Veronika Cruiser