Using a third-party logistics (3PL) company can be a means for your company to get some help and become more efficient. You are the expert in your industry right now, whatever that industry is. Maybe you make sneakers or produce medical supplies, and that is what your team should focus on. You want to devote your resources into your product and outsource the logistics of your operation to a 3PL company. This will be the best for the future of your business.
Customer satisfaction will help you earn more customers and increase profits. The best way to keep customers happy is to ensure you never run out of inventory and your shipping and receiving department are efficient. Do not waste time, money, and resources by managing your inventory. Let your experts do what they do best – creating the products you sell. A 3PL company is going to handle every aspect of inventory management for you, so you do not have to worry about that side of your business and you can focus on making great products.
What a 3PL company can do to help your Company
3PL companies offer a variety of services. From sorting and picking to shipping and receiving, any logistics task can be completed by a 3PL company. You should never have to worry about customer satisfaction except in the area of how good your product is. You make the best product you can make, and a 3PL company will make sure it is stocked, stored, sorted, and shipped on time.
Do you know how much inventory you need to keep at one time or how much storage space you need for that inventory? It’s ok if you don’t – a 3PL company will manage that for you. A 3PL company will also help you look to the future and decide if you need to increase inventory and/or how much warehouse space you need to hold your goods. They will also manage shelf-life, meaning that if you have products that run out of shelf-life, batteries that expire, for example, the 3PL company will keep those in rotation to make sure they are offloaded before items with a longer shelf-life.
Offload some Work to Increase Efficiency
Sure, your company can handle things like fulfillment and shipping and receiving, but outsourcing these tasks frees your team up for other tasks that you cannot outsource. If you already have a team fulfilling orders, outsource that fulfillment to a 3PL company and but that budget in your product. Even if you have the best product in your industry, it can always be better – ask Apple and their constant release of new and better iPhones.
Contact us today to learn more about how using a 3PL company can help your team! We will give you a pricing breakdown and explain all of the ways we can help. Let us explain to you what we can take off your plate to help make you more efficient at producing quality products.