28 Nov Save Time and Money by Shipping with a Third-Party Logistics Provider
Managing your company’s logistics and supply chain can very quickly become a headache, costing you time and money while trying to seek out carriers for each mode of transportation. A simple solution is choosing to work with a one-stop shop logistics partner.
The benefit of working with a third-party logistics company is that you only need to establish a working relationship with one party who will be able to provide multiple modes of transportation including truckloads, LTL, intermodal and international. They will even be able to provide technology solutions, ensuring that your freight gets to where it needs to be in the most cost and time efficient manner. This means that you will be assigned a sales representative who will be your point of contact and who will provide logistics solutions ensuring that the most cost-effective approach is taken when handling your shipment.
If you find yourself wasting valuable resources and time, having employees shop for better rates or trying to keep track of shipments, it’s time to talk to a 3PL. By doing so, your staff will have more time to focus on tasks that will help grow your company and reach new goals, while your solutions partner handles your shipments.
Choosing to use a third-party logistics company can also save your company money. Often, a higher volume of shipments can give a 3PL more leverage with carriers to negotiate shipping rates. In addition, you no longer have to worry about a pile of invoices at the end of each month and will be simplifying your admin duties by only having to pay a single shipping company.
Choosing a third-party logistics company as your shipping solutions partner means that you don’t ever have to worry about your shipping needs, as they already know what to expect and how to handle any problems that you may encounter, so that you can focus your energy on delivering world-class service.