How Do 3PL Services Work?
- Manufacturer: In today’s marketplace, manufacturers can’t afford time delays and lost or damaged supplies. An experienced 3PL logistics company, like East Coast Transport LLC, uses a vast network of carriers that can mobilize immediately wherever they are needed. 3PLs use the latest technology to provide real-time tracking for reliable delivery of supplies each and every time. On the back end, 3PL logistics services provide the same resources to move finished products ASAP so it can get to the customer sooner.
- Distribution Center: Whether your supply chain is centralized, decentralized, or distributed, a 3PL logistics company can bring options to the table with greater resources in a broader area. Using 3PL logistics services can also free up capital which can be used to grow your business.
- Shipper/ Carrier: An experienced 3PL logistics company has relationships with a large network of carriers. The 3PL can use those relationships to secure better pricing and mobilize resources more quickly. 3PL logistics services work by combining shipments with other companies (less-than-truckload) or providing full truckload options for dedicated products. 3PL logistics companies have extensive knowledge of safety regulations and state-of-the-art technology to track and monitor carrier activity at every point in the process.
- Customer: The customer is the most important party in the supply chain. Using an experienced 3PL logistics company will ensure that your customer gets the product exactly when they need it, where they need it, and without damage.