What is Logistics Outsourcing?
Well, logistics outsourcing is many things. Logistics outsourcing is warehousing. It’s loading and unloading. It’s scanning, picking, and sorting. It’s racks and forklifts and the maintenance thereof. It’s staffing. It’s technology. It’s inventory. It's packaging. It's freight transportation management. It can be all of these things and more.
To put it simply, your 3PL is your problem-solver. So why not be certain that your problem-solver has the means and expertise to tackle each and every one of your business’s needs? Your business may seek the warehousing, customs brokerage, clean room services, contract packaging, global freight-forwarding, networking, and transportation management of a lean source logistics provider.
Why not choose one logistics partner to rule them all? For a growing business with so many variables ahead, it’s quite beneficial to be partnered with a provider with extensive experience in such a wide arsenal of services. Committing to one solid transport and logistics relationship is simply going to make your operation more streamlined and cost-effective across the board. That is the power of one.
The power of one means you have one simple touchstone for your entire logistics operation. This results in better handling, management, and — perhaps most of all — communication. For instance, there may be times when you urgently need to get in direct contact with your strategic partners. A competent 3PL knows not only to keep the lines open, but also to take a proactive approach to let you know that they are there for you when you need them. A lean source logistics partner understands this type of directive and is willing to respond promptly and accordingly.