4 Steps for Establishing Healthy 3PL Relationships!

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Healthy 3PL Relationships article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Scott Leydin at https://www.3plmanager.com/

The key to establishing healthy 3PL relationships starts with quality of the information that is provided at the time the request for a proposal (RFP) is submitted.

If you ask any 3PL service provider you will find that the lack of quality information provided in RFPs is one of their greatest frustrations.

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4 Questions to Ask Your 3PL!

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Working with a 3PL can be an excellent option for organizations that want to streamline their supply chain and unburden themselves of duties and expenses that they are not equipped to handle in-house.

Of course with a lot of third party providers out there, you need to take the time to compare and contrast competing partners before you come to a decision.

To help you with this process, here are just three questions to ask your 3PL which will sort the most suitable 3PLs from the rest of the field.

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7 Benefits of Using a 3PL!

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Benefits of using a 3PL article and permission to publish here provided by Jason O’Leary.

As eCommerce continues to grow and supply chains become more complex and global, logistics is skyrocketing in importance. Customers want their purchases faster and cheaper, and the logistics power of behemoths like Walmart and Amazon is forcing all kinds of other businesses to step up their performance to stay competitive. 

However, the 21st century logistics market presents more than its fair share of unique challenges, and the truth is that it’s often simply not realistic to address them in-house, particularly for small and medium businesses. Outsourcing logistics to third-party logistics providers, known as 3PLs, is an increasingly popular option.

What’s behind the surge in popularity for 3PLs, and why does it make sense for many businesses to use them? Here are seven reasons that outsourced logistics are taking over in road, rail, sea and air. 

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5 Steps for Sustaining Healthy 3PL Relationships!

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3PL Relationships article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Scott Leydin at https://www.3plmanager.com/

The key to sustaining healthy 3PL relationships is very much dependent on the person that is given the role to manage the relationship with the 3PL service provider.

One of the biggest mistakes that many organizations make when they move from the DIY to 3PL model is in the selection of the person they choose to manage the relationship.

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