Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

How to choose a third-party logistics company

Jan 11, 2015
When making decisions in life we can get really particular. Sometimes, we want what we want and we are not going to settle for anything less. As consumers we can get pretty picky when it comes to choosing what to buy.

One day in 1996 my wife and I were in the market for a car. In the past when purchasing cars we were not overly particular in the make or model we chose. We figured we see what was out there and make a decision. But this particular car-buying experience was different. We knew EXACTLY what we wanted. We wanted a four door, Honda Accord with “rims” (no hubcaps). We wanted an automatic, with air-conditioning, stereo and a sunroof, as well as the obvious desirables such as a straight body, low mileage, etc. Bottom line, we knew what we wanted and were not going to settle for anything less.

We all can relate to being this way from time-to-time; we know what we want, we know what we need and we’re on a mission to find it.

Smart companies operate this way. They make strategic alliances with other businesses. They do their homework and want to make sure that the business they partner with is the right fit.

When choosing a third party logistic company, businesses must do their homework. They’re searching for just the right partner to handle their logistic needs. Perhaps you’re looking for a company like ProPack to lift the burden of shipping your product so you can do what you do best and focus on creating and marketing what your passion is… YOUR PRODUCT!

Here are some helpful hints to keep in mind when choosing a third party logistic company:

Responsiveness – Delivery/Cost
Can potential company help improve your performance?

Reputation – Track Record
Is the potential company already expertly performing your desired services for other companies (references)?

Technology – Quality/Innovative
Is the function part of potential company core competency?

Culture – Relationship/Partnership
Can you work well with the personalities behind the company you choose?

Location – Strategic/Cost Effective
Is the potential company located to get your product to your customer in the most efficient and cost effective way?

These are just a few necessary things to think about and even be picky when choosing a third-party logistic company.

ProPack is pleased to say we meet all these considerations, as well as offer other added value services. You’ll find our responsiveness, reputation, technology, culture, and our strategic locations meet your desired expectations.

For more information in how we can serve you and meet your logistic needs, call today 360.332.2555 or visit us at www.propack.com.

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