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Third Party Logistics

 When it comes to getting your logistic services together there is no better place to go than a 3PL provider. These firms often offer integrated services that can speed up and overall enhance the reliability and consistency in transportation. Transportation, warehousing, inventory management, packaging and freighting are all a part of services that many 3PL providers offer.

The fact is that third party logistics providers are becoming more and more popular which explains their growth. Their popularity has much to do with their ability to offer services that simplify the management of the supply chain. Many of these providers have a comparative advantage in delivery and logistics. This makes things much more efficient, not only financially, but in terms of time and effort as well.

Picking a good 3PL

When you are looking for the right third party logistics company, there are several factors you need to consider. What are your future plans as a company? Are you looking at expansion, offering your own delivery services, or planning on an acquisition? All of these things may affect your decisions and ultimately your agreements with a 3PL firm. Ultimately you receive a bid and an evaluation begins. Here are some important things to think about.

1.       Is it financially sound?

2.       Will it be efficient?

3.       Does it offer what you are lacking or what you are limited on?

4.       Do your goals align with the 3PL?

Ultimately third party logistic companies can really help you stand out as a company and enhance your overall services. Make sure you consider your options as a business and find out if a 3PL will help you get further.

Posted: 1/3/2014 12:53:46 PM by Global Administrator | with 0 comments
Filed under: apparel, Inventory, logistics, outsourcing, supply, 3pl


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