The benefits of 3PL outsourcing
Third Party Logistics provide an all-in-one solution for businesses needing to assemble, pack, store and distribute their products without undertaking the costs of running and maintaining a warehouse.
There are a lot of factors that need to be calculated with set up and maintenance of an internally run warehousing that becomes irrelevant when outsourcing this service. The key area that businesses benefit from when using a 3PL provider is flexibility which results in financial benefits for businesses.
With a 3PL provider you can simply scale up or down your storage without needing to foot the costs to reduce or expand your internally run warehouse. This can mean big dollars for businesses who are entering a fast growth period within their business but are unable to accurately forecast the size of the warehouse that would be required as well as the staff and machine power that would accompany such growth.
When you partner with a 3PL provider you gain many advantages without needing to commit to anything long term.
3PL providers eliminate the need to invest in warehouse space, hire staff, lease equipment, training and implementation of technological solutions to manage all of the above. 3PL maximises the time spent managing your logistics whilst offering you consistent and reliable service.
3PL providers are experts in what they do and with this comes connections that your business can benefit from such as volume discounts, distribution options and technology solutions to ensure everything runs smoothly. 3PL providers are there to make your life easier and keep you as a customer so providing you with A grade service is a no-brainer. 3PL’s possess the buying power that your business may not have and give you resources that may otherwise not be available through internal warehousing.
Integration is another key benefit of utilising the services of a 3PL provider. 3PL providers offer integration with your software and are constantly developing and implementing processes to keep you ahead of the game whilst continuing to create cost and time efficiencies for your business. They offer reporting and despatch confirmation so that you can take comfort in knowing your inventory and deliveries are handled whilst you focus on the growth of your business.
There’s a lot to gain by partnering with a 3PL provider and Customised Freight Solutions only partner with the best. Get in contact with us today to discuss 3PL solutions for your business.