The Logistics of Fulfillment Services
The management of logistics is a crucial aspect of any successful storage and distribution operation. Customer specific requests and fulfillment can be daunting tasks, especially when it comes to inventory proper labeling, tracking and stock maintenance. Experienced distributors have years of on-the-job testing behind their systems which can streamline the procedure, allowing businesses and manufacturers to focus on product quality. They make sure products arrive on time while helping to prevent shipment loss.
Inventory stock-outs can lead to lost sales and/or increased costs. Conversely, tying up capital in non-performing inventory can stretch a company’s resources. It is of high importance to maintain a balance between inventory supply and demand, placing orders with the client’s suppliers in conformance with procedures and in compliance with the client’s budget. Monitoring the supplier orders and ensuring timely arrivals will greatly diminish delivery issues.
The formula for fulfillment efficiency and excellence is people, expertise, space, and systems. Having expert fulfillment management teams as well as exceptional systems and procedures in place will guarantee top logistics. The team knows the specific needs of each individual client project whether is taking care of the packaging, sorting and direct-to-store or direct-to-consumer operations. Moreover, with optimally efficient operations, a fulfillment company can provide the best service as well as the best price.
In Today’s economy with its multi channel marketing and distribution, businesses must be quick to provide each customer with their specific needs. Customer centric approach, backed by a robust highly flexible software system enable third party logistics providers to manage the diverse requirements of each industry segment.
Leaving the warehousing and distribution logistics to professionals allows more time and energy to take care of business, whether this is sales or manufacturing. They utilize space most efficiently – saving money on storage and creating customized programs for all customers. Whether is price ticketing, gift boxing or a quality inspection, seasoned professionals have the experience it takes to deliver.
Below is a recap of the many advantages of third party logistics:
* Program customization
* Regular preventive maintenance on equipment
* Full compliance with state, and federal standards
* Proactive safety programs to ensure your freight arrives safely
* One source for all of your transportation needs
* Fast door-to-door service
* Direct Pick-Up and Delivery
* Common carrier class rate savings
* Service to all national points
* Driver teams providing express service
* Greatly improved transit times
* Controlled temperature available
* Personalized rate programs
* Temperature Control
* Single source customer service representative