Third Party Logistics Basics
Save space and money by learning third party logistics basicsMany companies learn about third party logistics basics to reduce their space needs. Third party logistics help companies handle all of their shipping needs. It is also a way to outsource order and freight departments, to reduce the space and labor you need to store and ship products.
A company that wants to ship their own freight but does not want to handle all the computer and setup services needs to look into analytical logistics. Freight and fulfillment logistics is meant for companies that want to handle the analytical aspects not the freight handling issues. Value added services provide both analytical and freight services for companies that want to outsource all of their logistics needs.
1. Contact analytical third party logistics companies.
2. Locate freight and fulfillment third party logistics providers.
3. Find value added third party logistics services.
Locate analytical logistics providers
Find a third party logistics provider for freight and fulfillmentFreight and fulfillment companies house your products and handle all of the order filling and shipping logistics. These companies provide services such as carrier management, freight bill audits, mode selections and vendor management.
Contact a third party logistics provider for value added servicesValue added services are a consolidation of analytical and freight services. However, valued added services cost more than the individual service. Companies that want to outsource their order shipping needs will benefit from the discounts of using one company for their third party logistics instead of a number of companies for various aspects of their logistics.
- There are many fees associated with third party logistics, such as warehousing, labor and freight. Review all applicable fees and costs before signing a contract with a 3PL company.
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