When it comes to your organization’s Supply Chain Management, there are a number of benefits that you could gain from outsourcing your logistics needs to a 3PL (Third Party Logistics) provider. Most 3PL’s offer their customer’s solutions that assist in the shippers warehousing, packaging, and distribution of their goods. Partnering up with a trusted and reliable 3PL provider could drastically take the stress off how a company operates in its day-to-day logistics operations.
Here are 5 advantages to using a 3PL Provider.
- Cost Savings:
3PL Logistics Services specialize in connecting the dots and likely have a vast network of carriers located throughout the entire nation which is more extensive than your company’s in-house supply chain operations. They likely have stronger relationships with these carriers, more room for negotiation on pricing, and can offer discounted rates based on the volumes of their client’s projects. 3PL providers often offer warehousing and packaging capabilities, which in turn saves their customers money on having to outsource yet another step of their supply chain management.
When you combine all these efforts together, they aim to save their customers time and money in the long run by building meaningful relationships with them and handling their freight worry-free from the beginning of the project up until the end.
2. Vetted Carrier Lists
In an extremely saturated market of countless transportation companies that exist throughout North America, credible 3PL providers have processes in place to vet and build relationships with the most reliable transportation companies in the nation. When it comes to sustaining their customer’s business, they make sure that they partner up with trusted, reliable, and timely transportation companies in order to ensure that their customers are satisfied with their services (Click here to see how RJ Logistics vets our carrier pool).
3. Improve Your Organizations Productivity
When choosing to outsource your transportation and logistics needs, this will give your organization more time to focus on what it does best. Your organization won’t have to spend any time or effort in building an internal team to handle your transportation management needs. Your business will be able to reap the benefits of having logistics expertise without having to use internal resources.
4. 24/7 Customer Support
Most 3PL providers offer 24/7 Customer Support and tracking in order to keep their customers updated on the status of their shipment. Allowing customers to have full visibility on where their shipment is currently located, expected delivery time, and a representative on the other side of the phone to answer any questions they might have further allows the customer to worry less about the transportation processes, and more about doing what it is that they do best!
5. Overall Customer Satisfaction
All of the mentioned topics above will help provide an overall greater customer experience. On-time pick-up & delivery, fair and affordable transportation costs, full visibility on shipments, and the ability to allow the customers to handle their day-to-day operations without having to worry about the logistical difficulties that come with being a manufacturer all translate to a satisfied customer – the main goal of all businesses.
To summarize – a trusted 3PL Provider is a very powerful tool available for any business to take advantage of. There are countless benefits that your company could gain by outsourcing their Supply Chain needs to a 3PL Provider, these are just a few easy-to-understand reasons you should consider when deciding to partner with a 3PL provider.
Feel free to reach out to our team to learn more about how RJ Logistics could be the perfect fit for your companies 3PL needs!