(Article credit to Adam Robinson via Cerasis). Find more interesting articles on FML Freight Blog.
Once upon a time, there were fewer manufacturing entities in the world. And shipping companies clamored for relationships with each and every business. During this long-ago time, your business may have thrived in an appease-the-business-no-matter-the-size world. However, global manufacturing and supply chain processes have undergone a significant shift. The number of manufacturers and businesses in need of shipping has grown beyond shippers’ maximum threshold. Fortunately, Third-Party Logistics Service Providers (3PLs) offer a solution to this problem to help in gaining efficiency in transportation management. In fact, 3PLs restore many of the benefits that existed in the shipping world of yesteryear. If your business has considered outsourcing or you are new to the idea, we at Cerasis, a 3PL or more aptly, a transportation management provider, will show you how a 3pL can provide significant benefits you in these 8 key ways.
Face the fact: money is the heart and soul of your business. While you may have a goal or mission statement, your business cannot operate without an influx of money, and some of this money should be spent with caution. By outsourcing to a transportation management provider, you can reduce your in-house expenses on shipping processes.
A Transportation Management Provider Have the Bargaining Chips
Remember our mention of shippers trying to vie for all the businesses? Well, most carriers focus their attention on the entities capable of bringing in the most business, and some may have actually terminated contracts with smaller businesses who did not bring enough capital. A transportation management provider operates at the request of hundreds, if not thousands, of smaller businesses, organizations, and co-ops. This gives 3PLs the same bargaining power, if not more, than the largest companies on the planet, such as Amazon or Walmart.
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