In our second blog, looking at the what, why and who of working with a third party logistics partner (3PL), we will look at the benefits of working with a 3PL.
There are many advantages of working with a 3PL, let’s take a closer look at some of these.
Using a 3PL can potentially eliminate the need to invest in warehouse space, technology, transportation, and employees to carry out logistics processes, allowing for more focus on your core competencies.
Supply chain logistics can be complex; fulfillment, warehousing, and shipping all come with major challenges. When it comes to supply chain logistics, 3PL organisations are experts and can quickly guide clients with their experience and connections to quickly streamline processes.
When a company uses a 3PL, they are able to scale space, labor, and transportation according to current inventory. Additionally, 3PLs are often able to ease the transition between seasonal periods and industry fluctuation, or as we have seen more recently, challenging and unprecedented events.
When looking to grow into new markets, a 3PL supports growth into new regions.
Management software such as our innovative 3plukCONNECT and 3plukCORE monitor supply chain procedures to eliminate inefficiencies.
Into issues when shipping internationally. Such issues include documentation, customs, duties, and differing shipping regulations. Working with a 3PL organisation can also relieve the stress of trying to comply with international shipping protocols.
By partnering with a 3PL, you will experience continuous improvements being made to your logistics processes.
3PLs can make organisations proactively aware of supply chain issues and mistakes that could be costly and risky. By providing industry forecasting, 3PLs also help optimise inventory levels and save on inventory holding costs.
So, what are you waiting for, let us do the hardwork, freeing you up to build your brand.
Give us a call and start the conversation today.
And finally, read the last in this mini blog series, the how to work with a 3PL [url here]
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