Selecting a new third-party logistics provider? That’s not a decision to take lightly. A 3PL can have a direct impact on the effectiveness of your operations, the satisfaction of your customers and, ultimately, the success of your brand.
In the latest issue of Inbound Logistics, Tom Patterson, senior VP, transportation (previously senior VP, warehousing), identifies 10 qualities to focus on when choosing a 3PL.
Following is an excerpt from the article…
What to Look for in a Third-Party Provider
A strong-performing third-party logistics provider can be a valuable business partner, helping to increase efficiency, control costs and improve customer service. However, not all 3PLs are created equal.
To find a provider that can really deliver, Tom Patterson, senior vice president of warehouse operations at Saddle Creek Logistics Services, recommends taking these steps and looking for certain characteristics to ensure you select a provider that can deliver.
- Do your research. Whether you’re selecting your first 3PL or changing providers… Read the article.