Are you or your company looking for efficient ways to better your business? 3PL services may be just what you’re looking for. Understanding what 3PL or ‘Third Party Logistics’ services provide and what exactly they can do for your business can be rather confusing. Check out below for details as to what third party logistics service are in addition to the different types of services offered to help you select the best 3PL company for the job.
3PL providers offer one or more of the following services to its clients, with each service customized for the client based on their needs, product, and size:
– Warehousing solutions
– Transportation and Freight Services
– Shipping/Distribution management
Now that we know what third party logistics services do, let’s take a look at the different types. According to Hertz and Alredsson, 3PL companies can be categorized into one of the following 4 types based on the needs of their clients:
Standard – These types of providers perform the most basic logistical functions including warehousing, packaging, and distribution for their clients.Service Developer – These types of services typically offer additional technological options in addition to
Service Developer – These types of services typically offer additional technological options in addition to the standard services. Added values include package tracking, specialized packaging, and enhancedCustomer Adapter – These service providers essentially take complete control of the all of the
Customer Adapter – These service providers essentially take complete control of the all of the company’s logistical activities.Customer Developer – This type of provider will integrate itself into the company and take complete
Customer Developer – This type of provider will integrate itself into the company and take complete control over all logistical functions, making changes as needed.At M&W warehousing, we focus on standard 3PL services that offer an array of warehousing and
At M&W warehousing, we focus on standard 3PL services that offer an array of warehousing and distribution services tailored to your company’s unique needs. Services include a variety of warehouse storage options, asset management, complete distribution, customized reporting and reverse logistics.
In addition, we can offer services ranging from manufacturing and special handling to product displays and inventory management. If you have any questions regarding your company’s 3PL needs or would like to request a quote, feel free to contact us. We’d be happy to help assist you with you with all of your warehousing and distribution needs.