In-sourcing distribution is a challenge. Between warehouses, equipment, technology and staffing, companies must focus on (or worry about) a multitude of non-core functions. Not to mention it’s expensive, time-consuming, and just plain overwhelming for companies who don’t have the necessary resources or market-leading skills to make distribution a source of value.
A well-balanced 3PL, on the other hand, does have market-leading skills in distribution. Supply chain providers are able to reduce warehousing, coordinate more optimized transportation moves and provide visibility to numerous clients. According to a 2013 Third-Party Logistics Study, those who outsourced to a third party average 15% savings from logistic cost reductions and 26% from fixed asset reductions.
With access to state-of-the-art technology and first-class talent, 3PL’s also improve customer service and magnify scalability. This complete coverage of the entire distribution process provides customer management teams more time to focus on other important business matters, making distribution an even more value-added asset. In short, outsourcing to a 3PL takes away the hassles of distribution while giving your bottom line a boost.
However, since distribution so greatly impacts customer service and other company functions, it’s important to choose the right 3PL for the job. If you’re in need of temperature-controlled distribution, we know of some experts… Contact Hanson Logistics today.