If your business is expanding and you’re looking to deliver more services in new markets to more customers then you might consider outsourcing your shipping and fulfilment operations in order to meet greater customer demand.
The successful deployment of 3PL automation often relies on close integration with your warehouse management system (WMS) to help direct, simplify and track all transactions while improving efficiency, speed, reliability, accuracy and eventually cutting costs.
But if you’re still not convinced here are just five reasons how 3PL automation can benefit your business.
1. Focus on Core Business
There simply aren’t enough hours in the day to become an expert on the complexities of logistics while still running your warehouse operation, so why not leave it to the experts? When you outsource logistics management, you put the day-to-day execution and logistics operations in the hands of a trusted partner allowing more time to focus on customers and expand your business.
2. Drive Efficiency and Reduce Costs
Third-party logistics companies can bring the experience and peace of mind to help businesses improve their overall management efficiency and cost savings. As businesses continue to look for ways to reduce costs, 3PLs provide logistics optimisation solutions that help companies achieve sustainable and long-term savings.
3. Improve Risk Management
Many 3PLs provide constant monitoring and visibility to anticipate and respond to problems and keep your supply chain operational. Much of the software now analyses thousands of data points from historical events to future expectations which can help businesses manage potential problems in order to reduce downtime, and plan effectively for the future.
4. Improve Customer Satisfaction
In order to manage the high delivery expectations of today’s online shoppers, 3PLs can be utilized to meet expanded buyers’ needs. Automated solutions can improve picking times as well as accuracy and lead to a greater turnaround from an order being placed to a delivery being dispatched – improving productivity as well as customer satisfaction.
5. Helping You Grow Your Business
Overall, the success of outsourcing your logistics is dependent on choosing the right 3PL provider. Outsourcing logistics management drives operational efficiency and cost savings while providing technology, knowledge, and expertise to help you grow and transform your business.