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The Benefits of Working with a Third-Party Logistics Provider

Partnering with a third-party logistics provider

Choosing the right third-party logistics provider can be a difficult decision, especially since you are inviting them into an important aspect of your business. At C&D Logistics there is nothing more important to us than developing strong, lasting relationships with our clients. Here are some of the benefits of working with a third-party logistics provider and what we can do for you.

 

What is Third-Party Logistics?

Third-party logistics providers, also known as 3PL companies or 3PL, allow you to outsource some, or all, of your business’ supply chain and logistics operations by offering a wide range of services having to do with the logistics of supply chain management. Some of the services that 3PL companies can handle are:

  • Transportation
  • Warehousing
  • Picking and packing
  • Inventory forecasting
  • Order fulfillment
  • Packaging
  • Freight forwarding

The Benefits of 3PL

Working with a 3PL provider can offer a lot of advantages, especially since outsourcing allows you to spend more time focusing on the other aspects of your business such as sales, marketing, and product development. Outsourcing tends to make sense for most businesses because it means never having to worry about hiring extra staff members to handle small jobs that you might not need done on a daily basis. Some of the benefits that third-party logistics companies offer include:

  • Cost savings – not having to maintain your own space and inventory can be a big cost saving measure. 3PL companies can also negotiate better freight prices, and they tend to have lower warehousing costs. These savings are then passed on to you, allowing you to provide your consumers with lower shipping prices.
  • Performance gains – third-party logistics providers can help improve your order fill rate, as well as your order accuracy. Time savings equate to cost savings at the retailer’s end, while increased accuracy will help increase customer happiness.
  • Low capital commitment – partnering with a 3PL means that you will not have to maintain your own warehouse space. This will save you money on costs like electricity, IT systems, and staff.
  • Business growth – working with a third-party logistics provider helps you focus more on growing your business because you have a team of in-house experts to manage your logistics and supply chain management for you. This also means that once your business starts to expand you will already have the expertise and resources that you need.

Third-Party Logistics From C&D Logistics

At C&D Logistics we understand how important proper logistics and supply chain management is to your business’ overall success. That is why our professional logistics team takes care of every single aspect of your business that you entrust to us as if it was our own.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of working with a third-party logistics provider, or if you are interested in one of our services (logistics services, specialized freight shipping, or international courier services), please contact C&D Logistics at 604-881-4440 or by filling out a contact form on our website. Follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest news.