5 Reasons to hire a 3PL

Posted by admin on Aug 26, 2014 5:35:00 AM

Vast Network of Resources

3PLs have a vast network of resources available that allow each step in the supply chain to be executed in the most efficient, cost effective way. They can leverage relationships and a wealth of industry experience, which results in lower overhead and the fastest possible service.  

Save Time and Money

Outsourcing logistics will save a wealth of time and money for your company. Using a 3PL eliminates the need to invest in warehouse space, technology, transportation and staff to execute the logistics process. 3PLs allow a business to build a global logistical network with lower risk and higher return. Additionally, 3PLs save operational and transactional time by handling paperwork, customs documentation, billing, audits, staffing, etc. that are required to move goods where they need to go.

Industry Expertise

3PLs should be knowledgeable of industry best practices and stay up to date with the latest developments in technology, manufacturing and logistics. They should utilize state-of-the-art software for supply chain visibility, transportation management, inventory control, etc. Outsourcing logistics to a reliable, seasoned 3PL allows a company to focus on its core competencies while leaving the rest to the experts.

Scalability and Flexibility

3PLs enable their clients to scale space, labor and transportation according to needs. Businesses with seasonal periods can enjoy stress-free transitions between industry ups and downs, having the ability to utilize more space and resources when needed. If your company wants to penetrate a new region or country, the 3PL eliminates barriers to expansion while seamlessly supporting growth into these markets.

Continuous Optimization

3PLs have the resources at hand to be flexible and scalable to ensure your needs are met. A 3PL should utilize the latest and greatest technology and systems to make sure your shipments arrive in excellent condition at the right location, at the right time, in the right quantity. 3PLs can help your business establish and measure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure success. They can also provide your business with reports and business intelligence to analyze performance, eliminate inefficiencies and streamline the supply chain. Visit us at for more information.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics