What is 3PL
3PL = 3rd Party Logistics
3PL (3rd Party Logistics) is the outsourcing of a company’s warehousing, fulfillment and/or transportation services to a 3rd party company. At ProPack we are your warehouse operation. Instead of leasing a building, hiring a manager and staff, investing in a WMS (Warehouse Management System), and negotiating your own rates with the carriers ProPack will handle all these elements.
ProPack is your 3rd Party Logistics partner; warehousing and shipping product on your behalf. This allows your company to focus on manufacturing, marketing and selling your product. ProPack takes away the worry of warehousing and logistics while letting you focus on running your company.
ProPack is your warehouse.
You will be surprised at the amount of money that can be saved by using a Third Party Logistics (3PL) company. If you are currently using a different 3PL company ProPack may be a better fit for you, your company, and your customers. Even if you are a ProPack client now and would like to examine how to reduce overhead costs even further, please give us a call so that together we can outline a plan of effectiveness and efficiency to save you money.
Why Use 3PL?
Because Someone Else Can do it Better
Even if you have resources available, another organization within the supply chain may be able to do it better, simply because its relative position in the supply chain, supply chain expertise and economies of scale.
To Share Responsibility
3PL companies can share responsibility for managing global supply chains, keeping customers and stores properly stocked, and delivering the perfect order every time.
To Re-Engineer Distribution Networks
Logistics outsourcing can be a quick way to re-engineer distribution networks to meet global market demands and gain a competitive edge. Did you know that you can drill into the history of each SKU number tracked by P3PL and view when and to where every piece was shipped, when new stock arrive and how many?
Benefits of Using a 3PL
- Reduced total delivered cost for your customer
- Local expertise in new markets
- Improved customer service through shorter shipment times
- Reduced inventory costs through better management
- Cost benefits through volume shipping discounts
- Improved focus on core competency
- Increased shipment visibility
- More scalable logistics operation and cost model
- Improved variety of technology and service
- Risk reduction