What is a 3PL Company?

April 22, 2020 Published by Becky Barclay

Defining Third-party Logistics

Third-party logistics (3PL) companies offer a wide range of services related to supply chain management, including elements like warehousing, transportation, inventory management, and distribution.

Benefits of 3PL Warehousing

Companies that specialize in 3PL services are experts in warehouse operations, transportation, and supply chain management. They possess the technology, engineering expertise, and resources to minimize service interruptions and drive efficiency, while maintaining flexibility regarding your space requirements.

Often, the primary benefit of integrating 3PL services into a supply chain process is cost reduction. Working with a 3PL provider eliminates the need for companies to invest significant amounts of capital in warehouse real estate and fixed assets like racking and material handling equipment. Another essential factor to assess is warehouse management software as it drives efficiency and client visibility to products, which reduces expenses.

While most 3PL providers have similar service offerings, they are not all created equal. Be sure to research 3PL providers that have expertise in your industry’s supply chain and product safety requirements.

WOW Logistics’ 3PL Solution

When you outsource your supply chain needs to WOW Logistics, you work with experts in handling and storing food-grade products. We are the only 3PL provider in the country that is ASI audited at the food processor level, and we consistently score above 97 percent. We provide storage temperatures ranging from freezer to ambient, dry warehousing.  In addition to warehousing and transportation, our 3PL solution includes:

  • Technology — We operate our facilities using a top-tier warehouse management system.
  • Engineering — Our staff of experienced logistics engineers optimize warehouse layout, transportation lanes, inventory control, and distribution.
  • Data — Our team establishes metrics and key performance indicators to monitor logistics performance.
  • Service — A user-friendly customer service portal gives customers visibility and control over product movement.

Are you interested in learning more about our cost-effective 3PL services? Give us a call at 800-236-3565, so we can get started.

Our expertise goes beyond 3PL warehousing. We also offer other integrated supply chain solutions in inventory financing, real estate development, contract operations, and transportation.

Explore our website to learn more.