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3PL – Taking Care of Business

 If your business is ready to flourish (or already is) there are more important things for you to worry about than the technicalities of supply chain management.  Professional 3PL (third party logistics) services are prepared to handle everything from warehousing to fulfillment and accounting for your company’s products. 

But how do you find a reliable 3PL service?  Look for these three traits:

Customer Service

A good 3PL company should make everything about you – their customer.  3PL is all about making your job easier, your business more cost-effective, and your customers happy. 

Odds are, you will be working with your chosen 3PL company for a long time.  This means you need to build a strong relationship based on open communication, respect, and trust.  A good 3PL company will make sure you work together as partners.    

Technology

Good businesses use good equipment.  The same applies for 3PL companies.  Just imagine working with a company that uses out dated equipment, isn’t capable of tracking packages, and does everything by hand.  It’s not a pretty picture.  Make sure you work with a company that is on top of the most current packing, shipping, tracking, and reporting technologies. 

Modern technology will speed up processing times, catch errors before they happen, provide real-time data, and help you build a reputation for reliability.  Look for 3PL companies that can make this happen for you.

Reasonable Pricing

Make sure you chose a company that charges a reasonable amount for their services.  Extremely high or low prices are both red flags.  Don’t trust companies with rock bottom prices – that’s just a cover for messy and inefficient processes.  On the other hand, truly good 3PL companies will know how to provide top-rate services efficiently enough to keep costs down.

Make sure the 3PL company thoroughly understands your situation and needs and offers an individually tailored price for you.  One-size-fits-all does not work with 3PL services. 

The Apparel Group

If you are looking for a great 3PL company, look no further than The Apparel Group.  We take pride in the top-rate services we offer each of our valued clients. 

Click here to learn more about our services and set up a consultation session.  Let’s take your company to the next level!   

Posted: 3/27/2014 1:17:35 PM by Global Administrator | with 0 comments


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