Top 3 Tips for Working Efficiently with a 3PL Provider

Top Tips for Working Efficiently with a 3PL Provider

Nowadays, working efficiently with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider is more important than ever to keep up with the ever changing demands of the global and regional logistics market. Choosing the right company for your business can seem daunting if you’ve never partnered with one before and there is much to consider than just intermodal services alone. Here are some ways to best utilize a 3PL provider to conquer your business goals.

Do your homework

Preparation is key with any business decision, and partnering with a 3PL is no different. It starts  with ample and thorough research. Do you know what your goals are? Draft a checklist that outlines and validates your business goals and the most necessary intermodal services to reach them. Take plenty of time to go over the profiles and details of companies, checking track records and references that best correspond with the services you need.

Stay up-to-date with technology

A credible 3PL company not only provides unparalleled customer service, but pays attention to the image and technological advancements of their company as well. Keep yourself well informed with the latest technology being utilized in the industry for peak performance, and question this during your search for a provider. This is especially essential with security measures, to ensure the safety of your goods and peace of mind for you.

A partnership you can trust

You never know what will happen with shipping and the reliability of the supply chain. Your business has to be ready to handle massive changes that can occur suddenly, and your 3PL needs to not only understand your the business, but be able to adjust quickly and act accordingly in its best interests. That means both of you should be on the same page when it comes to understanding the goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) of your business and being versatile when it comes to geographic regions and new services.

With US 1  Network behind you, your business will reach levels of success you never dreamed of. We handle the details so that you have the freedom to run your business the way you want, with a hands-on approach. Contact us today for more information!

Top Tips for Working Efficiently with a 3PL Provider
Courtney L.
August 31, 2017

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