Is a Managed Transportation Solution Right for Your Business?

managed transportationBusinesses that partner with a reputable third-party logistics (3PL) company to help manage their transportation can enjoy many benefits. Specifically, when you work with Logistics Plus, you enjoy the peace of mind from working with a top freight brokerage firm, a great supply chain partner, and a dedicated team of global logistics professionals.

With a managed transportation solution, the experts at Logistics Plus can identify more significant savings opportunities without increasing your staffing, and the savings we produce more than cover the staff we dedicate to your business. Whether it’s one, two, or ten, our dedicated logistics specialists work relentlessly to reduce transportation costs, protect compliance, improve efficiency, and optimize your supply chain.

Here are several key benefits to a company that partners with a 3PL to manage freight transportation.

  • Cost Reduction: 3PLs can often negotiate better rates with carriers due to their high volume of shipments. This can lead to significant cost savings for your company, especially if you don’t have high shipping volumes yourself.
  • Scalability:  A 3PL can help you scale your logistics operations up or down as needed. This is especially useful for businesses with seasonal fluctuations in demand. They can provide the resources you need during peak times without you having to invest in extra infrastructure or staff.
  • Expertise: 3PLs have a wealth of experience in logistics and can help you optimize your supply chain. They can provide advice on everything from warehousing to transportation to customs clearance.
  • Multi-Mode Capabilities: Some 3PLs can support the management of all shipping modes, including parcel, LTL, truckload, air, ocean, or rail, both domestically and internationally.
  • Improved Customer Satisfaction: Using a 3PL can offer faster and more reliable shipping to your customers. This can lead to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Technology: Many 3PLs can provide customized and integrated technology solutions for transportation management (TMS) and warehousing (WMS). Combined with business intelligence software, 3PLs can help provide a more complete picture of transportation costs across all modes.
  • Reduced Risk: 3PLs are also responsible for mitigating risks associated with transportation, such as delays or damage to goods. Some even offer shippers interest cargo insurance policies to cover high-value freight movements.
  • Focus on Core Business:  By outsourcing your logistics to a 3PL, you can free up your time and resources to focus on your core business activities. This can help you grow your business and improve your bottom line.

Working with an established 3PL like Logistics Plus can be a great way for companies to improve their logistics operations, reduce costs, and focus on their core business.

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