Third Party Logistics Companies or 3PL should be at the top of your list of business decisions for service solutions. Let’s face it, your company probably has a killer product or service, but the fact of the matter is that it just isn’t profitable nor advisable for every company to have a warehouse or full supply chain capabilities. Why don’t you focus on what you do best and turn your search to expert providers for supply chain management, 3PL’s. By partnering with a 3PL provider, you are able to take advantage of networks that usually number over 100 contacts and companies. These companies will help you manage the transportation of your goods all the way from your manufacturers, to wherever you have based your business, or wherever you require your product be sent.
A common argument for not partnering with a 3PL is that a company already has delivery vehicles and personnel. If we take the all or nothing approach you are stuck with your own delivery assets for locals and paying high transportation rates for all deliveries out of the area. Why not have the best of both worlds? If you are set on keeping your local delivery system in tact, then do it. But you are not stuck with paying those high transportation rates to mainstream freight carriers that will not give you the customized, white glove service that you are seeking. So, use your local guys and partner with a company like us to support your logistics for all of the rest of your operation. For example, Patriot Logistics has been in the transportation industry since the 80’s. This means that we have a well developed and nurtured set of trusted and proven contacts throughout the nation. If you need specialized transport anywhere in the U.S, we can handle it. Don’t trust your valuable equipment, store fixtures, or product to one of the big guys or a rookie in the industry. Convenience deserves a place in this argument as well. Sure you can go with one of the big freight forwarders, but you are going to have to have an employee or perhaps more dedicated to setting drop offs, deliveries, pick ups, tracking, etc.
Wouldn’t you rather give one call to a professional that can do all of that for you? Not only are you saving yourself time and money, you are increasing your teams productivity and efficiency. Go with someone that is flexible yet has proven their worth, go with a company like Patriot Logistics and let us prove to you that a 3PL can and will make you more profitable.