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What 3PL Integration Can Mean in Savings for Your Business

October 3, 2019
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In recent years, more and more businesses have discovered the benefits of integrating with third-party logistics (3PL) providers. With a reputable 3PL provider by your side, you can eliminate inefficiencies and errors in your transportation logistics processes and save a great deal of time and money.

3PL integration can help ensure the smooth operation of your logistics supply chain, which will help increase the positive reputation and growth of your business. Let’s dive deeper into several of the many benefits of 3PL integration for your business.

Better Resource Management

When you integrate with a 3PL provider, you won’t need as many in-house resources. This means not having to dedicate a good chunk of your valuable time hiring, training, and managing entry-level team members. By eliminating the need to staff as many employees, you’ll be able to focus on training and maximizing your personnel resources on higher-level tasks.

Increased Visibility

By integrating with your 3PL, inventory management becomes more transparent and easier to manage. When you are clear on what you have and what you need, the risk of running out of inventory or having too much of it becomes less of a concern. Accurate insight on your inventory leads to improved customer service and cash flow control.  3PL’s offering warehousing options as well as transportation will add value to your supply chain logistics and improve the bottom line.

Cost Savings

The reality is that manual entry errors do occur. Even if you hire the most trained and experienced staff to handle manual entry, they’re bound to make manual entry errors at some point.  Since manual entry can cost your business a great deal of money, integrating with a 3PL will help mitigate that risk. A 3PL’s transportation management system will reduce the amount of manual entry and can more easily track and trace any errors. This, in turn, will allow for quicker and easier problem resolution.

Maintaining A Positive Reputation

In today’s digital word, it’s easy for customers to go online (or through social media) and post negative reviews about your business. While 95% of your customers are happy, it only takes one or two squeaky wheels to quickly damage your business’ reputation. Working with a 3PL  can improve the efficiency of your supply chain process, minimize the risk of errors, and allow you to provide unparalleled order delivery and service to your customers. 3PL integration will help keep positive reviews flowing. These reviews will support your credibility and reputation, and will help attract new clients in the process.

Contact Amware For More Information on 3PL Integration

To save time and money while improving your customer retention and reputation, 3PL integration with Amware may provide the help you’ve been looking for. Contact us today for more information. For a free 30-day trial of our TMS software platform, Amrate, click below.

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