Choosing to Outsource International and Domestic Logistics with an Independent Company
Why would any business consider outsourcing to an Independent 3rd Party Logistics company?
When it comes right down to it, improving efficiency and providing better customer service are the main reasons companies turn to an independent resource.
Most businesses recognize their core competencies and prioritize activities they do well. In fact, it’s excellent performance in these core competencies that allows for growth and success. Leasing warehouse space, employing and managing personnel, and maintaining necessary equipment often interfere with a company’s ability to focus on customer development strategies and what they do best. Businesses use outsourcing to independents as an opportunity to streamline operations and improve overall efficiency.
One important advantage of partnering with independent 3PLs is an independent does not operate like the typical Multinational whose worldwide footprint consists of company-owned warehouses and inflexible service offerings. Independents typically don’t own their facilities. They use agents allowing them to offer a wider range of services and greater flexibility to meet the needs of each customer. In addition, because independents focus on what they do best, they can provide business partners with access to a broader selection of carriers, international routes, and pricing.
By leveraging the experience of a company dedicated to logistics, businesses know the complexities involved in fulfillment, from technology needs to ever-changing compliance, will be handled by a team of experts.
A key question to ask when considering outsourcing is this – will working with an independent 3PL allow you to provide your customer with a better experience?