Years ago if your company first entered the market, you invested heavily in infrastructure and facilities, and logistics companies handled shipping and warehousing only. Innovations in technology and business models now allow logistics companies to manage more of your business services from the supply chain and customer service, to sales support. Here are some of the most important benefits to expect when you hire a 3PL company:
Access to resources
Your company will have access to the resource networks that would otherwise be closed to you. These networks are what allow providers to price your freight and storage at the lowest costs. Their contacts give them efficient and effective routes that bring your goods to destination faster and cheaper. Your company would have to make a substantial investment to gain the expertise and access to resources equivalent to that of 3PL Logistics.
Our staff at 3PL Links are experts in their field. Our job is to be state-of-the-art in all aspects of their work, from inventory control to technology. Your company will gain expertise and technology through us without making the investment.
Your main savings when hiring a logistics company will derive from eliminating your company’s investment in logistics infrastructure. 3PL Links can build a global network to bring in a higher return and lower risk. We’ll also manage the day-to-day paperwork; everything from customs documentation to audits. Efficiency will translate ultimately into lower costs, on-time delivery, better customer service, and a stronger financial outlook for your company.
Flexible and scalable
With a logistics company, you can take advantage of the economies of scale in labor, transportation and space within your company’s needs. When the industry is going through peaks and valleys, we can increase or decrease the space and resources you need to keep costs down and maintain your competitive edge. If you want to enter a new market, or your business volume rises in a short period of time, we’ll be there to grow with you.
Even if your company has already invested in infrastructure or facilities, that investment is fixed and so are the costs, whether you use half the warehouse or all of it. With a 3PL company, you pay only for what you use, so your shipping costs will be lower than what you could achieve on your own, and will stay lower throughout your business cycle.
Up to date analysis
Another benefit of 3PL Links is access to up to date information on your shipments. We can measure your success using performance indicators and give you business intelligence and reports critical to analyzing performance.
Do what you do
Hiring a logistics provider does not render your in-house operations redundant. However, you can now put those minds and resources to better use doing what you do best and leaving the logistics to the experts.
For more information on our services, please call us at (905) 850-9002, send us an email or use our Contact Us form and one of our specialists will call you back as soon as possible.