The 21st century business owner just like everyone else wants delivery and supply to be done now. As a result, manufacturers are really doing all they can to lessen the turnaround time and compete with others on the same. A company now has the chance to order on the web and see the delivery to their business premises done fast in a matter of hours or days.
Third party logistics (3PLs) come with a warehouse system of management in place for accurate inventory tracking within the process of fulfilment. Warehouse staff uses the system to have the product prepared in the most possible efficient manner. Working with 3PLs is beneficial since the challenges of setting up a delivery with a store or looking for labour to start preparing a client’s order are taken from a business. After the product is set for delivery, the 3PL uses a management system of transportation that gives both the client and the company a chance to track the cargo along the way at any given time.
The 3PL process
For instance, once an order has been placed from a certain business online, the seller uses the logistics that comes with a 3PL partnership and the items are stored in the warehouse of the 3PL provider. As the order from the company is placed through the supply system, it is concurrently relayed to the manufacturer for distribution, where the manufacturer electronically relays the same order for shipment to the 3PL partner. The shipment order once received is picked, packed and loaded on a delivery truck amongst other orders for the same company and distributed.
The 3PL management system of transport notifies the business that the package is on the way. The truck arrives, unloads the items and the company either receives the product at its business premises or notified to go and pick it up from a designated place. Such a process takes a few hours or a couple of days; the efficiencies and seamless service provision of a 3PL ultimately allows the delivery of the best possible items to a company in the fastest way possible.
Logistics – A needed service
3PL helps lower the turnaround time. It’s essentially a service that comes from the need to have a successful multifaceted supply channel in a professionally managed logistical platform that also creates a set of unique needs for suppliers and manufacturers. 3PL partners seasoned enough are able to meet this need without a problem. Third-party logistics service providers, such as DMG Freight Services, can help their clients negotiate through the complex and demanding world of multi-channel supply, especially in cases of targeted geographical distribution and shipping to a value-added product specific service.
Manufacturers are also finding 3PL partners beneficial considering they are experts and experienced in the provision of value-added services improving and complementing existing fulfilment, distribution and warehousing operations.
The value-added services ensure a supplier or manufacturer has eliminated certain touch points manifesting along the way to guarantee a faster, economical and cleaner delivery that lowers costs, reduces waste while freeing the business to concentrate on growing and enhancing its operations.