Readers’ Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards 2016
The global supply chain is ever changing. International trade deals, wars, embargoes, company failures, start-ups, and increasing regulations don’t even begin to complete the list of things shippers have to stay on top of. Many companies just don’t have the specialized knowledge in house to successfully manage complex logistics operations.
That’s where the third-party logistics (3PL) provider comes in. 3PLs bring more to the table than just knowledge. They bring the right people, years of experience, technology solutions, and the global connections necessary to keep your shipments moving quickly and efficiently. Larger companies might have some of these skills on staff, but the difference is that logistics is what 3PLs do. They aren’t out developing a new product line, or planning the next big ad campaign. Their sole focus is on moving your goods through the supply chain.
So if your supply chain suffers from frequent interruptions, or you’re paying too much to ship your product, or you simply feel overwhelmed, a 3PL might be just what you need. Savvy supply chain managers look for several characteristics when they choose a logistics partner.