The Burris Logistics business is thriving and it’s going to continue to do so, according to former Burris vice president and chief operating officer, Josh Williams.
“The company is in the business of shipping containers, not of shipping commodities,” he told Google News in an interview on Thursday.
Burris, which has been in business since the mid-1990s, has grown from a small container shipping firm to a global logistics powerhouse.
It’s a success story, Williams said, as it has transformed a shipping company into a global leader in logistics.
“This is not a business that’s going away, and the fact that we’ve been able to stay on top of this industry is testament to the fact we can adapt to the changing demands of the 21st century,” Williams said.
Buris container company was born out of the need for a reliable way to move goods from the shipping companies to their destination.
At first, Burris did most of the heavy lifting.
It started out by carrying heavy cargo, then moved into the logistics and warehousing business, where it continued to grow, eventually becoming the largest container logistics company in the world.
Today, it has a network of logistics companies in over 130 countries and has a presence in more than 300 countries.
But Burris is about to enter a new era.
In fact, it is already moving away from the logistics business, and its plans are to cut out the middleman altogether, with a new model that will be much more profitable for the company.
“Our goal is to focus on what is really important: delivering our products to our customers and helping them make the most of their time with us,” Williams told Google.
“It’s a model that we can build on and hopefully create a better, more efficient business, one that provides us with a lot of flexibility.”
The new model is called ‘customized delivery.’
It will be a model where Burris will have a direct relationship with its customers, and it will be able to set its own delivery rates, based on how much it wants to spend on shipping and how much is being paid for its services.
“We want to provide our customers with the best service and a great experience,” Williams added.
Burress is going to have to do a lot to make sure it is successful.
The company will need to attract customers, get more customers, grow its operations, and grow its profits.
That’s a big challenge.
“If we’re going to be successful, we have to be able provide a lot more value to our clients,” Williams noted.
Burres business is about as big as it gets.
The Buris company has about 5,000 employees, and Williams says it has been growing by 30% annually.
“That’s an incredibly profitable business, but it’s a small business,” Williams acknowledged.
“I think that’s why it has taken a lot longer than we would have liked.”
For example, Burries container business is only able to ship one container per week, and that is for a month at a time.
But that’s not enough for the Buris CEO.
“When you’re in a $10 billion company like Burris you need a very large order to support it,” Williams explained.
“You need to order more, and you need to have that order ship faster.
The shift has been successful. “
But we’re making the shift to the way that we deliver,” Williams went on.
The shift has been successful.
“Burris is the only company in its class that has managed to keep its operations sustainable over the last decade,” he added.
“With the expansion of its infrastructure, the growth of its supply chain and the growth in the amount of warehousing that it can handle, we’ve managed to stay in business for the better part of that time.”