Tips in Selecting your 3PL Provider

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics

Many successful supply chains can be attributed to 3PL providers. In contrast, an inefficient supply chain can result in many unwanted mistakes. Oftentimes it’s difficult to ascertain the quality of the service performed since it’s not a physical product. Below we’ll take a look into some helpful tips when selecting a 3PL partner:

· Value: A 3PL partner must have experience, expertise, capabilities, and wisdom that can add value to your company. They should be proactive and determined to find innovative and cost-efficient solutions to arising problems.
· Economics: You’ll want a provider that can have a flexible and competitive pricing approach that can be altered to your changing requirements.
· Technology: A 3PL company should have a robust and well-integrated technology platform. The team should be well versed and experienced, if a problem were you arise.

A great partnership can substantially benefit your company in the long run. 18 Wheels Logistics, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, can be your logistics partner. In addition to logistics, we’re experts in distribution, co-packingwarehousing, and trucking. Our goal is to help our clients exceed their goals and excel in their industry.

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.