We make finding
warehouse space look easy
Today’s market makes storage space hard to come by—and managing a network of third-party warehouses is exceptionally complicated. Finding quality warehouses in efficient locations, as well as maintaining those third-party logistics (3PL) relationships, requires a team of experts who understand:
- Warehouse availability research and price negotiation
- Contract administration and negotiation
- Warehouse insurance evaluation
- Rate renewals and negotiations
- Material handling operations expertise
- Transportation network engineering
- Food-grade safety
Furthermore, many companies do not have in-house personnel, processes, systems, and tools to manage these areas efficiently. For instance, they rely on logistics managers who often lack a network of 3PL providers outside of their day-to-day suppliers. Likewise, they spend much of their time reacting to fluctuating inventory levels and finding space in sometimes unfamiliar geographies. However, this ad-hoc 3PL logistics management approach leads to utilizing warehouses in inefficient locations, increased transportation costs, and wasted time in contract negotiations.WOW’s Solution
WOW Logistics® is a fourth-party logistics (4PL) provider with a database of hundreds of warehouses across the United States in various geographic locations. In addition, we have standing contracts with more than 130 of these facilities, eliminating the complexities of new contractual relationships. Therefore, this network, coupled with our knowledge of market conditions and general warehouse availability, streamlines locating our customers warehouse space quickly and at competitive rates. Moreover, WOW uses shared resources meaning customers only pay for what they use.
Not only does WOW Logistics have the 4PL resources to find our customers warehouse space in locations that make sense with their supply chain, but we also manage every aspect of those relationships, including:
- Contract administration and negotiations
- Rate renewals
- Insurance coverage
- Enforcing SOPs and much more
Utilizing WOW’s 4PL solution to outsource these tasks leaves our customers with just one point of contact for their entire 3PL network—allowing them to focus on their core competency.
DISCLAIMER: In no event shall WOW Logistics, as part of its Managed Warehouse Services, be liable for any loss of or damage to products being stored at a 3PL warehouse provider.