As your business successfully grows, there becomes a time when you need to focus more on your core business and outsource the tasks that are not your core business and you just don’t have time or the staff. Here are some signs that the time to work with a third-party logistics provider (3PL).
When you have to start investing in more staff, overtime for current staff, software or technology, and possibly even more warehouse space, it is a sign. If you are having to increase your spending on people or technology to accomplish your logistics needs, it is time to outsource.
A good third-party logistics provider already understands all of the logistics options available, even the ones that you may not be aware of. They also know what rates you should be paying and constantly negotiate the best rates possible.
If you are still handling the billing, paperwork, audits, staffing, and training for logistics yourself, and you see how much valuable time that requires, it is a sign. When you hire a good logistics service provider, it eliminates all of that hassle and they can optimize and improve the entire process.
If your business is expanding into new markets, it is a sign. Whether the new market is a new country for you or a new region, your logistics needs are going to expand as well. Having help navigating your shipments anywhere around the globe, successfully is critical. You will want to be able to locate and track your shipments in the new market. A third-party logistics service provider can do this easily for you and with their experience, manage all the regulations, especially in countries or regions that are new to you.
If supply chain management is a stress in your business, it is a sign. Ensuring the smooth running of complex supply chains with limited resources is a major undertaking. This is a time to enlist the help of an experienced logistics partner.
You are probably thinking that it is time to hire a logistics provider, but not sure how to find the best one? These are some tips for finding a top quality brand to work with.
It is best to work with a company that specializes in shipping logistics and understands how to give you the most efficient and cost-effective solution for every shipping situation. PPLUS Global is a leader with the resources to make your company shine with your customers, every time.