A third-party logistics (3PL) provider has an important role in the supply chain. When you work with a reputable 3PL provider, you can expect them to deliver custom solutions that meet your unique assembly, packaging, warehousing, and onsite integration needs.
A 3PL is well-versed in logistics and has the manpower and resources necessary to pinpoint and fill any gaps your organization may have. So, how exactly can a 3PL provider solve supply chain challenges? Keep reading to find out.
Support During Seasonal Fluctuation
Does your business experience seasonal volume fluctuation that causes you to lose money because you have extra vehicles or warehouse capacity that you may only need on certain holidays or every once in a while? If so, you’ll love the flexibility that a 3PL can offer you. You can use its resources on an as-needed basis and don’t have to make unnecessary investments when things are slow.
Warehousing + Shipping
It’s an area often overlooked by many businesses, but utilizing a 3PL that offers both warehousing and LTL shipping can consolidate and save a good deal on supply chain costs. It’s often the case that a warehousing client will store their goods in a 3PL’s warehouse and either provide their own shipping to and from the warehouse or leave it to their customers to provide shipping. a 3PL that can offer both services is able to offer not only their warehousing clients added value, but can also leverage shipping to the client’s end-users as a way to consolidate services and reduce overall spend.
Money Savings on Technology
The amount of money you may need to spend on technology in order to track orders from original to final destination can be quite significant, to say the very least. Since 3PLs have already made these major investments, you can save big on technology while receiving real-time visibility into every aspect of your supply chain.
Time Savings on Labor
If you choose to tackle all of your supply chain tasks in-house, you’ll be dishing out a great deal of your precious time. When you make the smart decision to work with a 3PL, you can focus your time and energy on important business functions and growing your organization. A 3PL can take the entire supply chain process off your plate.
Contact Amware to Learn More About 3PL Services
As you can see, a 3PL provider can add incredible value to your supply chain. Amware is a full-service experienced 3PL offering:
- LTL Shipping
- FTL Shipping
- Partial Truckload
- TMS and Integration Services
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you consolidate and add value to your transportation logistics services supply chain or request a 30-day trial of our full-service TMS, Amware, below