LOGISTICS & 3PL SOLUTIONS

Logistics Companies

Occasionally, we receive calls from customers interested in obtaining assistance with specialized “logistics projects”. Typically these projects are time sensitive, involve the handling and storage of product, and usually involve some value-added services such as labeling, re-packing, collecting serial numbers, sorting, quality inspection or similar activities.

The challenge of such projects usually centers around proper staffing, suitable facilities, and availability of equipment. We can remove the guesswork from these projects by serving as a project manager for your supply-chain team.

3PL Service Providers

Some clients prefer to outsource their storage and distribution needs, to a “Third-Party Logistics” company: a 3PL for short.

3PL solutions include:

Public Warehousing

Offers an operating relationship in which the product is received, stored, order selected, and shipped on behalf of the client – a true “turn-key” distribution solution. All storage space, labor, equipment, and reporting are performed by employees of the warehousing company. This form of warehousing does not require extensive contractual agreements and is managed simply through the issuance of warehouse receipts and bill of lading documents. The term of a public warehousing relationship is typically month-to-month, allowing you the greatest flexibility.

Contract Warehousing

Provides the same “turn-key” distribution solution as public warehousing, but allows for a closer operational relationship including performance metrics, special handling needs, and typically involves a term commitment and perhaps minimum usage requirements.

Transportation Management

The planning and scheduling of equipment for your distribution needs.

Purchasing and Cost Containment

Assisting companies through volume purchasing support, inventory management, and consulting engagements.

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