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5 Ways a 3PL Shipper Can Improve Your Shipping

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There are plenty of good reasons to outsource your supply chain to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. We can’t cover them all here, but the following list highlights the top five areas where a 3PL provider can have the greatest impact.

Industry knowledge

Specialization has its advantages. With decades of experience, the right 3PL provider will know shipping best practices inside out and be up to date with the latest industry-specific technology developments. This is particularly valuable when the stakes are high, mistakes can be costly and the industry is always evolving. Outsourcing your logistics will allow you to focus on your core competencies, while the 3PL focuses on theirs.
Adaptability

Get what you need, when you need it. A 3PL provider can eliminate the stress of scaling up and down to deal with seasonal volume fluctuations. They supply the staff, space and transport resources as you need them. The right 3PL provider can also ease your expansion into new regions with strategically located distribution centers and warehouses to allow for quick shipping of goods to anywhere you operate, allowing you to grow with minimal investment.

Save time and money

Outsourcing logistics will save you time and money. Using a 3PL provider eliminates the need to invest in transportation, technology, real estate, and staff to handle the logistics process. You’ll also save time by having the 3PL handle the paperwork, billing, audits, training, and IT infrastructure management. It’s a no brainer!

Resources

The right 3PL provider has the resources and network to deliver clear advantages over in-house supply chains. Simply put, they have access to equipment, knowledge and industry connections that you don’t. A 3PL leverages this to your advantage; for example, by accessing volume discounts and securing preferred treatment for your shipments. Good for your clients, good for your bottom line.

Continuous improvement

Never settle for the status quo. A good 3PL provider is always working to improve the efficiency of their service, and your shipping. Why? Any improvement in efficiency is a boost to their profits, but also has positive impact on your business. Faster receiving, faster returns, faster delivery, less damage – all benefitting your bottom line and the service you provide to your clients.

There you go – five reasons to use a 3PL for your shipping needs. They have the tools and knowledge to restructure your supply chain, helping you to maximize profits, reduce wait times and improve customer service. When it comes to shipping, it pays to use a specialist.

There are plenty of good reasons to outsource your supply chain to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. We can’t cover them all here, but the following list highlights the top five areas where a 3PL provider can have the greatest impact.

Industry knowledge

Specialization has its advantages. With decades of experience, the right 3PL provider will know shipping best practices inside out and be up to date with the latest industry-specific technology developments. This is particularly valuable when the stakes are high, mistakes can be costly and the industry is always evolving. Outsourcing your logistics will allow you to focus on your core competencies, while the 3PL focuses on theirs.

Adaptability

Get what you need, when you need it. A 3PL provider can eliminate the stress of scaling up and down to deal with seasonal volume fluctuations. They supply the staff, space and transport resources as you need them. The right 3PL provider can also ease your expansion into new regions with strategically located distribution centers and warehouses to allow for quick shipping of goods to anywhere you operate, allowing you to grow with minimal investment.

Save time and money

Outsourcing logistics will save you time and money. Using a 3PL provider eliminates the need to invest in transportation, technology, real estate, and staff to handle the logistics process. You’ll also save time by having the 3PL handle the paperwork, billing, audits, training, and IT infrastructure management. It’s a no brainer!

Resources

The right 3PL provider has the resources and network to deliver clear advantages over in-house supply chains. Simply put, they have access to equipment, knowledge and industry connections that you don’t. A 3PL leverages this to your advantage; for example, by accessing volume discounts and securing preferred treatment for your shipments. Good for your clients, good for your bottom line.

Continuous improvement

Never settle for the status quo. A good 3PL provider is always working to improve the efficiency of their service, and your shipping. Why? Any improvement in efficiency is a boost to their profits, but also has positive impact on your business. Faster receiving, faster returns, faster delivery, less damage – all benefitting your bottom line and the service you provide to your clients.

There you go – five reasons to use a 3PL for your shipping needs. They have the tools and knowledge to restructure your supply chain, helping you to maximize profits, reduce wait times and improve customer service. When it comes to shipping, it pays to use a specialist.

At C&D Logistics we move all types of freight and all types of equipment across North America. Call us at 604.881.4440 or Toll Free: 1.855.334.4440.