One of the reasons why Translogistics emphasizes the fact that we’re not your average 3PL is because we think there’s a big difference between a run-of-the-mill third-party logistics provider and what we call a logistics solution provider or LSP. The distinction is the nature of the relationship between a 3PL and its client; a typical 3PL is a separate entity with little interest in client success, but a logistics solution provider, like Translogistics, is a true partner that functions as a key consultant and member of your logistics team.
The supply chain industry has rapidly evolved to encompass a large number of business models, solutions and accompanying technologies – so much so that it can be very difficult for business owners and other executives to learn about the benefits and drawbacks of each. When leaders look for solutions that mesh well with their company size and industry requirements, it can be overwhelming to obtain all the information needed to make the right choice.
Although the search may be hard, it’s critical that your business selects a logistics provider that operates on the best interests of its client – you. Be sure to investigate the presentation of 3PL providers and products, closely examining their capabilities and how they claim to help your logistics situation and business as a whole. What you should be looking for is a logistics solutions provider that improves both supply chain performance and internal processes to boast more than just monetary savings for its clients.
There are plenty of reasons why successful businesses control their supply chain with the aid of a fully managed logistics solution provider instead of a predictable 3PL, but the main reason is because LSPs take basic 3PL services to the next level. An invested logistics partner digs deep to correct issues and bad habits company-wide, driving innovation and exposing gaps in supply chain visibility. It also provides your logistics and management teams with industry-leading technology in the form of an advanced transportation management system (TMS) that can be easily incorporated in your existing shipping methods, business plan and management process.
If you think your business is ready for a real logistics management partner and customizable TMS, schedule a free 30-minute consultation with one of our experts to get a fresh look at your supply chain processes. Get the information you need to make the best decision on your next logistics provider.
Are you interested in logistics management services? Contact Translogistics today.