When choosing a third party logistics company to handle your supply chain, clever business owners will thoroughly vet each company, asking questions and deciding whether they are right for them by checking their financial records and client testimonials.
However, if you’ve been with your current 3PL for a long time and haven’t revisited the issues you were concerned about when you first chose them, you might have become too comfortable.
Does your 3PL offer value for money?
The lowest rates don’t always mean you’re getting the best service. While asset-based 3PLs tend to be a little more expensive than their non-asset based competitors, they do have the experience and the tools to provide you with a complete fulfilment package.
On the other hand, the larger non-asset based 3PLs have a wealth of big name carriers and other industry contacts at their disposal, and can pair you with the companies that best suit your needs.
At DMG Freight Services we pride ourselves on being large enough to handle all logistics requirements but small enough to care about each customers individual needs.
Has your logistics company grown with you?
If your company is on the verge of expansion, congratulations! You’ve navigated some difficult times in the supply chain industry and come out on top. One of the questions you should be asking yourself now is whether your 3PL can make this process as easy as possible.
As solutions providers, it is the 3PL’s job to help you to iron out any problems with the expansion of your business, whether they manage your overall supply chain, or deal with it in-house.
Is your third part logistics company up to date?
Technology is key in modern logistics, and if your 3PL is lagging behind in this department then it could mean oversights such as running out of stock, delivery mix-ups and inventory data that is out of date by the time you view it.
A professional 3PL has the latest in logistics management technology that gives you feedback in real-time, as well as up-to-date stock volumes and delivery tracking capabilities.
It’s important to reassess your 3PL every now again to make sure you’re getting the best logistics service. If they fall below your expectations, it may be time to start looking for another provider.
If you are looking for to outsource your logistics and need a company you can rely on contact DMG Freight Services today for a free quote.