5 Benefits of Third-Party Logistics
What can a third-party logistics (3PL) service provider do for you? In this article we highlight five ways they can enhance your operations and deliver improvements to your bottom line.
- Save time. Think of all the time you spend managing your supply chain. Now imagine a trusted partner coming in and shouldering that entire workload. That’s a 3PL company! They free up your time so you can focus on your core business, and also help you avoid costly shipping mistakes that take significant time and resources to correct.
- Manage fixed costs. No more paying for empty warehouse space or idle trucks. A 3PL helps you scale resources to meet your needs. If your business is seasonal, a 3PL company gives you the flexibility to ramp up your warehouse space, transportation and labor capacity during peak periods, then scale back down during slower periods.
- Reduce costs. 3PL firms are able to offer you drastically lower freight rates and can help reduce return goods costs and lost sales. Simply put, working with a good 3PL will improve your bottom line!
- Optimise operations. A 3PL will ensure that each link in your supply chain is optimised and using the latest techniques and technologies. As dedicated logistics specialists, they are constantly updating and implementing best practices throughout the supply chain.
Gain expertise & experience. A good 3PL bring decades of experience to the table, giving you instant access to a wealth of knowledge about what works best for you and your industry. From fine-tuned processes to tech know-how, a 3PL can deliver an end-to-end supply chain service, from quotes to inventory management, advanced reporting and tracking.
When you choose to work with C&D Logistics, you’re not just hiring a service provider, your engaging a 3PL expert and trusted partner that will become a true extension of your team. We work with you to deliver world-class logistics.
To find out more and to learn how we can help you manage your logistics, contact us today for a free freight-spend analysis. Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.