Business Case - Odyssey Logistics
"Strand Associates Consulting operates in the same way as we do with our customers: transparent, measurable and result-oriented."
- Value for money
"Quality is costly. But the return on investment is second to none."
- Proactive and agile
"Proactively looking for improvement is essential for powerful results."
"No worries about the follow-up. 'Walking the talk' works very reassuring."
"Our co-workers are accountable for everything they do, and so is my recruitment partner."
"Strand decreases our workload. After only one, maximum two intakes, we are on the same page. The follow-up is spot on and that is very comfortable. "
Toine Matthijssen (r.) - Managing Director Odyssey Logistics Europe
Wanted: all-round logistic pragmatists
Toine Matthijssen: "Every co-worker has his/her specialty (project management, procurement ...), but thinking about the client first is a must for everyone. Clients ask questions all the time and it is everybody's job to detect and propose components for continuous improvement. That can only work when you co-operate as a well-oiled machine. Being an extension of our clients - literally and figuratively - we need to prove our added value every single day. That is why I'm looking for pragmatists who can live up to the promises made."
Searched for & found: partner who keeps promises
Toine Matthijssen: "Our employees are accountable for what they do. I expect the same from my recruitment partner. Strand decreases our workload. After only one, maximum two intakes, we are on the same page. The follow-up is spot on and that is very comfortable. Offcourse, quality is costly. Back when we did our own recruitment, we undervalued the true cost. Only when you add all the hidden costs, you can truly assess the added value of a partner. Strand Associates Consulting operates in the same way as we do with our customers: transparent, measurable and result-oriented."
Why does Strand succeed?
Toine Matthijssen: "Because they are unmistakingly committed. Strand has surprised me more than once with their agile approach and response time. Despite the fact that I wanted to hire the first profile proposed, Strand advised me to meet every candidate. They tempered my impatience and protected me from taking a rash decision. It is reassuring to know that our partner prefers a long-term partnership over short-term wins."
About Odyssey Logistics
Mission: making sure the products of our clients arrive safely in time at desired locations in Europe and North Africa. As a non-asset based service provider, Odyssey Logistics selects only the most qualitative transport and storage partners at the best rates. This way they ensure deals that beneficiate the client's supply chain. Thanks to their patented transport management system, the process is manageable, transparent and continuously improved, from departure to delivery.