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What Is a 3PL?

What Is a 3PL?
December 29, 2020

3PL, or third-party logistics, refers to a number of supply chain services provided by an outside company. Whether transportation, warehousing, inventory management, or distribution, these services free up valuable time and resources a company can redirect toward doing what they do best: perfecting their product and customer experience.

Here are just a few ways using a 3PL provider can help your business run its supply chain more effectively and gain competitive advantage. 

Save Time and Money with a 3PL

When you leave warehousing, transportation, and distribution to a company that specializes in it, you don’t have to make those investments yourself. A 3PL saves you the physical space as well as time needed to carry out the supply chain. By outsourcing paperwork, billing, audits, training, and staffing, you can streamline your business and focus on your priorities. 

When you use a 3PL, you can also leverage their vast resource network with entities such as freight companies to your advantage, including volume discounts that can minimize your overhead costs. 

With a 3PL, You Can Take Fluctuations in Stride

If you’re like most businesses, you probably experience fluctuations in demand and sales throughout the year. With a 3PL, you can rest easy that you won’t be investing capital in wasted resources, such as empty warehouse space, when you don’t need to. 

Leverage Industry Expertise and Optimization with Third-Party Logistics

Since a 3PL’s one and only focus is logistics, you can count on them staying on the cutting edge of technology, manufacturing, and other links in the supply chain. 3PL providers use their tools and resources to make constant adjustments and improvements to their processes, again saving you time and money while improving your customer experience. From the latest warehouse and trucking equipment to software that analyzes and monitors logistics practices, a 3PL’s resources make your business run better. 

MWD Logistics: A Trusted 3PL Provider

As a 3PL, the logistics professionals at MWD Logistics can keep you from becoming overwhelmed with distribution services and supply chain management.

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