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30
Jul
2010

3 reasons to use a 3PL

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics
3 Reasons to Use a 3PL

Before looking for a 3PL provider, ask yourself two questions, what is my business size & what am I specialized in? Some 3PL providers may only serve a certain part of the supply chain or specialize in one or two areas.

However, larger established third-party logistics service providers, like 18 Wheels Logistics Ltd, offer end-to-end execution, integrate seamlessly. Locates in Vancouver, British Columbia, Western Canada, 18 Wheels Logistics Ltd. has more than 40 years’ experience  as a 3PL service provider.

Three Great 3 Reasons to use a 3PL

  • Fulfill a large quantity number of order daily
  • Run out of storage space for inventory
  • Business infrastructure meet the requirement

Furthermore, a 3pl service provider can offer further benefits. For example, a company like 18 Wheels Logistics offers co-packing, re-packing, trans-loading, cross-docking, trucking, 3PL warehousing, distribution RTD, and transportation of alcohol, liquor, beer, wine, spirits, beverages, drinks.

Benefits of One-Stop 3PL Service Providers

A 3PL warehouse offers great tracking information. This makes inventory visible and allows business owner gets a glimpse at real-time changes. These requirements are particularly prominent to the business owner because it closely associates with operational efficiency and logistical considerations.

  • Inventory information
  • Make a Brand
  • Simply integration
  • Same-day finishing

Warehouse and Distribution Type 3PLs

A modern warehouse can provide the prime-like shipping service experience just like Amazon, arrive you in two days, also a modern warehouse can build a global supply chain. When considering a warehouse solution, the following criteria are what you should check.

  • Warehouse network
  • Pricing
  • Shipping carrier rates
  • Insurance
  • Daily cutoff time
  • Delivery service levels
  • Management tools

Transportation Based 3PLs

Transportation-based 3PLs move goods between locations. Following factors you need to think when you choose a transportation provider:

  • Origin location
  • Destination location
  • Timeframes
  • Shipping methods
  • Pricing and discount

Finding the right 3pl can provide your business with a valuable partner.

For over 30 years, 18 Wheels Logistics has strived to be the most customer-centric trucking, warehousing, and logistics company around. Based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, 18 Wheels relies on experience and integrity to make customers happy and remain on the cutting edge of shipping and logistics management.

If you have any questions about this article or you would like to talk to us about your shipping needs, please call us at (604) 439-8938.


Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels.

Mr Kotendzhi oversees North American operations. Michael has over 15 years of experience. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics, North America's largest contract warehousing provider.  Michael Kotendzhi has a degree in Logistics. 

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation.