Making the decision to outsource your logistics

David Weakly

By David Weakly Business Development at King Solutions

Making the decision to outsource your logistics to a third party logistics provider (3PL) is not something to take lightly, but it’s a decision that could greatly benefit your company, your operations and your customers.

Why you should work with a 3PL
There are a number of reasons why outsourcing your logistics can be good for your business. While some people assume that hiring 3PLs will cost them more than doing the job themselves, the opposite is usually true.

Here are several benefits to partnering with a 3PL company:

Saving time and money
Handling logistics in-house means investing in space, staff and technology to do so. You also then have to make certain that the people you hire to handle your logistics have the proper training. Improper training always leads mistakes that cost money. A 3PL company already has a proven track record with what they have accomplished.

Beneficial partnerships
3PLs have established a network of resources and partnerships with supply chain professionals, all of which they can put to good use. Many companies don’t have access to these networks, especially if they’re just starting out.

If you allow your 3PL partner to leverage these resources, you will find that a number of doors and opportunities will open that you can take advantage of to lower your costs significantly.

Scalability
If you’re expanding, your 3PL service is flexible enough to help you grow in a manner that is healthy and sustainable. You won’t have to hire more people or find more warehousing space. Instead, you simply contact your partner and let them know exactly what you need.

Innovation
3PLs stay up to date on new industry changes, best practices and technology. You don’t have to worry about your team staying educated on new logistics tools and software. Instead, your 3pl partner will make certain that all of its employees are trained on the newest software and understand the latest practices.

Choose the right partner
It’s never easy to hand off responsibilities to an outside company, but when you work with the right logistics partner, you can rest assured that you will be well taken care of. At King Solutions, we work closely with our partners to make sure that they are up-to-date on their logistics operations. You will never feel out of control when you work with us.

We want to learn more about your company, and we’re sure you’re interested in learning more about us. Contact us today to learn how a partnership with us will help your company grow.