Global Logistics Show 2018

17-19 January 2019

Hitex, Hyderabad

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5 logistics problems that are solved by using a 3PL

In logistics industry, we find that a lot of the customers are experiencing logistics problems, and are looking for a solution. Problems in logistics can come in many different shapes and sizes, but all have the potential to undermine your entire business operation, and should be taken seriously. Here are 5 logistics problems that are solved by using a 3PL:

1. Space restrictions

The very nature of manufacturing, retail and other industries means that businesses need space to store their products before they are moved on through the supply chain. Are you expanding faster than your warehousing capacity can deal with? Using a 3PL provides a long term solution that facilitates your business growth.

2. Time pressures

Running an efficient logistics operation is incredibly time consuming and requires a lot of attention. Could that time be better spent on marketing your business or looking after accounts better? Using a 3PL gives you more time to focus on growing your business, rather than concentrating on stock levels and deliveries.

3. Overheads

The upkeep costs of a modern warehouse, state of the art fleet and a talented logistics team can be very high. Using a 3PL provides a cost effective solution, allowing you to operate a first class logistics operation without the costs of running it in-house.

4. Business security

No one wants to think about it, but should your business suffer a catastrophic loss of income, having rent to pay on your warehouse, a fleet of vehicles to service and a full team of logistics professionals to remunerate will cause further damage to your business. Using a 3PL safeguards your businesses future should you encounter choppy waters.

5. Service quality

Most business owners are not logistics professionals, and therefore running an integrated logistics operation can cause the quality of service provided to their customers to slip. Using a 3PL ensures that your service quality levels are maintained and brings expert knowledge to your supply chain.