While the term third party logistics or 3PL is not new, it still remains somewhat mysterious to many. Understanding what a 3PL provider does and the advantages to you might just be what your business has been looking for this whole time!
What is 3PL and why is it important?
A 3PL provider is a company that covers a range of comprehensive logistic services regarding your supply chain. These companies are usually outsourced and will cover all the necessary solutions to ensure your customers receive the very best customer service. These services include:
- Warehousing and distribution
- Picking and packing products
- Order fulfilment
- Inventory management
Choosing to have a 3PL provider within your supply chain has several benefits as these firms can outsource your entire logistics system. Want to know 5 ways QMS’s 3PL services can make your life easier? Keep reading to find out below:
1. Save on your Costs
Outsourcing third-party logistics not only saves you time but will save you money. Using a 3PL provider eliminates the need to invest in warehouse space, staff and technology to execute your logistics process. This will deliver economies of scale to your business and subsequently a higher return on investment.
With 30 years of experience, we are a reliable 3PL provider with a highly trained team, large warehouses located in Surrey and skilled order fulfilment processes that will take an enormous amount of workload off your shoulders. We can reduce the risk of your business making any costly mistakes as our experts will complete your whole logistics process for you!
2. Warehousing and Storage
Having a secure storage facility for your products can offer your business scalability and enable business growth. Our warehouses have the capacity to manage large volumes of stock therefore you don’t need to worry about any surges of demand for your products. Our warehouses are also easily accessible for heavy good vehicles and have fully monitored alarm systems giving you peace of mind. This means our facilities can provide you with an opportunity to expand your business in a safe and secure environment.
3. Improve Operations
Using third-party logistics also allows you time to focus on your business core competencies and strategies moving forward. Here at QMS, we have integrated systems that deliver cloud-based inventory accuracy in real-time, therefore enabling you to make decisions based on the data and optimise your business accordingly.
We listen to your bespoke requirements whilst providing an exceptional service that will take care of the whole order fulfilment process. There is no job that we cannot fulfil, and with the relevant resources to hand, together, we can help your business grow and prosper.
4. Create a Resilient Supply Chain
Choosing the right third-party logistics provider ensures you have the foundation of a resistant supply chain. This is because having a 3PL in your logistics process allows you to prepare for the unexpected as well as plan for key events throughout the year.
With our 3PL services outsourced to our clients, we have helped them create greater resilience in their supply chains which has enabled them greater ability to invest in innovation and growth.
5. Improve Customer Satisfaction
Looking over the past year, statistics have shown that when ordering online only 20% of customers were willing to forgive retailers for delivery disruptions.
Ultimately, customer expectations are forever growing and one of the best ways to satisfy your customers is to be able to offer them fast and trustworthy delivery services. As an experienced 3PL provider, we have a national and international network of distribution partners which enables your customers an option to choose their delivery service. Being able to ensure reliable and exceptional delivery services means happier customers!
Select the right 3PL Partner with QMS
With over 30 years’ experience, we have a proven track record of supporting our clients in saving costs, expanding growth, improving customer satisfaction and ultimately making their lives easier! We are specialists in our industry and can provide you with a high level of expertise across a wide range of business sectors.
If you are looking to find out how we can help your business grow, get in touch and we will happily advise you about how our 3PL services can get you to next level. Call our expert team today on 01483 863300.