It’s easy to get confused between what a third-party logistics provider (3PL) and fourth party logistics provider (4PL) can offer for your company.
What does your eCommerce business need for optimal productivity? Inventory management. Any lag in production, delivery, and product quality can damage your reputation and leave customers with no choice but to find another provider for what they’re looking for.
The success of your warehouse strategy is entirely contingent on how proactively you and your third-party logistics (3PL) provider identify key performance indicators (KPI), and how well you measure the information you’re given.
Nothing slows down productivity for a supply chain like a lack of organization. If your company is seeking an advantage to speed up your processes without compromising quality, cross-docking is a great strategy to utilize.
Your company is booming and you know that your products would be a success, if you could just focus on doing what you do best and produce more product.
We see companies all the time who jump into a contract with a 3PL prematurely without understanding what they are getting into completely and understanding what they are needing or wanting out of the logistics company.
Is there any rule of thumb about when you should use floor storage versus rack storage? Is there usually a “right” answer for a given operation?