The Real Value of Third Party Food and Beverage Logistics

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics, Food & Drink
The Real Value of Third Party Food and Beverage Logistics

17% of manufacturing shipments come from the food and beverage processing industry, they make up 2% of the GDP in Canada. Most of those processors depend on 3PL food and beverage logistics. Why do more companies choose third party food and beverage logistics? The answer is value

Cost savings are always at the top priority for any business. Logistics plays a tremendous role in cost savings. Having a professional firm manage your food and beverage logistics delivers the cost-savings and value that helps to grow your business.

When Should You Get Support? Third-party food and beverage logistics play an important role in how your business can grow. Here are some situations when you should be getting some help with your warehousing and logistics needs:

  • You are running out of costly warehouse space
  • Your business is expected to hit a growth spurt
  • You are missing out on opportunities because you do not have the manpower to fulfill orders

Warehouse space can fill up quickly. It can be a very expensive expansion project to build or buy more warehouse space. Professional third-party warehousing and distribution can be the perfect solution when you need more room to grow.

That Anticipated Growth Spurt Every business owner looks forward to those growth spurts that take their business to the next level but, they can be sudden. Being prepared for those growth spurts starts with having a flexible arrangement with a third-party provider for your warehousing needs.

Missed Opportunities If your business has reached the point where you are turning away opportunities because of your inability to meet logistic needs, it is time to get some professional assistance. With the right logistics team behind your products, you will be able to welcome new opportunities with confidence.

The Real Value Cost cutting food and beverage logistics services will help your business to thrive and grow. Once you remove the stress of logistics from your business you can focus on growth activities. You will be able to meet customer demand with ease and more importantly worry less about logistics.

Those resources and that energy that went into managing logistics can now be applied to other core business responsibilities like marketing. Customer satisfaction will rise and with it the reputation of your business.

The right warehousing and distribution experts will reduce the risk for your business as well. A trusted 3PL provider will share the risk with you. There is a lot of value to be had by getting the support that you need.

Quality and Experience Matters To get all the benefits out of 3PL food and beverage logistics there must be a focus on quality services. Excellence in food-grade logistics requires a specific skill set coupled with experience. A food warehouse Vancouver must be more than a place of safekeeping. It needs to be designed to maintain quality.

You are putting a lot of trust in a company that offers warehousing and distribution for your food and beverage business. You want to choose a company that delivers exceptional services to earn that trust.

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.