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Benefits of Using a 3PL

June 7, 2022

With increased equipment expenses and labor shortages, shippers are looking to outsource their freight processes now more than ever. Even if shippers have their own equipment or good relationships with carriers, supplementing with a trusted third-party logistics (3PL) broker can help their businesses run more efficiently.

Refrigerated freight requires an even higher set of expertise in a shipping partner. Such things as a lack of proper facilities and improper handling procedures can seriously affect the transportation of freight that requires precisely monitored and controlled shipping. Working with a trusted 3PL can avoid food lost to spoilage due to poor or inadequate temperature control techniques in transit.1 A qualified broker can ensure your freight is properly handled from pick-up to arrival.

There are many other benefits to having a 3PL in your corner:

1. CONVENIENCE

3PL brokers have broad carrier networks giving you a wide variety of options and resources on a regular basis or in a pinch. The broker makes it their business to screen qualified carriers and identify which types of freight each is experienced in. This makes it easy for the shipper. Whether they need LTL, dry van, or refrigerated options, the broker handles matching them with the right provider. When you work with a broker like Simple Logistics, you also gain access to their expertise, such as our extensive refrigerated freight knowledge. This provides the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are working with an industry expert.

2. COMMITMENT

Using a trusted broker means you have consistent service and processes from a company that knows the business. Reputation is everything in our industry, so a good broker is going to work hard for you to keep your shipments running smoothly. 3PLs like Simple Logistics also bring to the table a team dedicated to building lasting relationships. These long-term relationships allow for familiarity of the customer, as well as their shipping and receiving locations. Therefore, the whole process can run more smoothly.

3. COMMUNICATION

Simple Logistics operates using 3 core values: honesty, dependability, and service. We commit to constantly monitor freight shipments, provide the highest level of service 24/7, and deliver proactive communication. 3PL brokers must be students of the market, staying on top of industry changes so we can keep our customers informed of pricing changes and other industry news. The market is always cyclical and changing, which is why it is crucial to work with a provider who will keep you informed.

 

Third-party logistics providers like Simple Logistics can offer expertise, help streamline supply chains, and save time and headaches. Trusting our 3PL experts with your shipping logistics can make a difference in the way your business functions and allow you to focus on increasing your overall value to your customers.

If you’re looking for an experienced, dependable 3PL provider to handle all your supply chain needs, CONTACT US for more information.

 

1 Source: https://www.foodlogistics.com/transportation/cold-chain/blog/21008563/5-risks-in-cold-chain-management-and-how-to-ensure-it-wont-happen-to-you

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