Have your company’s shipping needs outgrown what you can handle on your own? Are you in search of more efficient ways to ship your product… while maintaining customer satisfaction? Have you even considered hiring your own in-house logistics team, but are not sure of the cost? Is partnering with a third-party logistics broker the right move for my company’s needs?
If you find yourself asking these questions, then keep reading.
3 WAYS A 3PL BROKER WILL BENEFIT YOUR BRAND
NEW PERSPECTIVE PROVIDES INNOVATIVE LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS
According to the 2019 Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, 73% of 3PL users stated that partnering with a broker helped provide new and innovative ways to improve logistics effectiveness. Furthermore, 89% of shippers were in accord that third-party logistics usage had translated into improving customer services. At BM2 Freight, we provide the ultimate customized approach to your logistics needs, to ensure your supply chain is fully optimized.
OUTSIDE PARTY IS ADAPTABLE TO YOUR DEMAND
As with running any business, you are liable to run into periods of high product demand. Partnering with a third-party logistics provider will help adapt to those periods so your supply chain remains efficient. With BM2 Freight on your side, you can rest-assured that seasons of demand will be easily managed. Our large database of dedicated carriers is ready to pick-up your loads at a moment’s notice.
BROKERS CAN SAVE YOU THE OVERHEAD
If you find yourself debating solutions to your supply chain, like hiring an in-house shipping team or partnering up with a third-party logistics provider, then let’s walk through a cost-benefit analysis.
Hiring an in-house team
→ Costs begin to soar when factoring in employee salaries, purchasing a customized Transportation Management System (TMS), management and oversight of the processes, initial adjustments that sacrifice supply chain efficiency, and time-consuming carrier relations management. Benefits do include daily face-to-face interaction with your logistics team.
Hiring a third–party logistics provider
→ Costs include nominal fees for each load you move. Benefits include a stress-free solution to your supply chain, saving the expense of hiring an in-house team (which means you only pay for what you want to ship), price-optimization on every load so you get the best rates available, cargo insurance, and having your outsourced dedicated team just a phone-call or email away.
It is clear that the benefits of partnering with a third-party logistics provider far outweigh the costs. With that being said, hiring a 3PL may not be the best decision right now for your company. Forecast the periods of critical mass and consider the context of your company’s current supply chain.
If you find that your company could potentially benefit from a third-party logistics partnership, give us a call or email us. Our dedicated, highly communicative supply chain specialists are prepared and eager to learn about your company’s needs.
BM2 Freight Services, Inc.
Phone: (859) 308-5100