How do Third Party Logistics Services Help You?

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics
How do Third Party Logistics Services Help You?

When it comes to running your business, one of the most important things for you to figure out is your shipping and logistics services. Once you’ve figured out what your product is, after all, these components of your business are how your customer will eventually get to access them. While some might be able to manage by just putting a product into the mail, others will need larger transportation solutions. If your shipping process is a bit more complex than simply sticking a package into the mail, here are a few reasons you might want to start looking at third party logistics services.

Transporting Sensitive Items

The food and beverage processing industry is the second largest manufacturing industry in Canada in terms of value of production, meaning that there’s a good chance that at least some of your shipping is going to contain items that need refrigeration. Third party logistics services will be able to manage these specific needs without you having to stress over finding a refrigerated truck to keep your goods safe.

Managing Reverse Logistics

You might have a plan to get your products to your customer, but what if you need to get them back? Returns unfortunately happen, and having reverse logistics services available through a third party logistics service can help you stay prepared, should you need assistance in getting your products back to you, into a warehouse, or into another place of safekeeping.

One Less Thing To Worry About

Ultimately, the main value in having third party logistics services available is that it’s one more thing you don’t need to worry about as a business owner. Instead of having to manage carriers and food warehouses, you can focus on the parts of your company that matter most to you. You’ll end up having more time to perfect your operations, rather than spending all your resources on simply keeping the business afloat.

Hiring the right third party logistics services to tackle your reverse logistics, warehousing, trucking, and other needs gives you a significant advantage as a business owner. For more information on what third party logistics companies and commercial logistics services can do for you, contact 18 Wheels today.

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.