Warehousing being the heart of your supply chain is a critical aspect when it comes to business expansion. Most of the times, businesses come across a situation when they need to set up a new warehouse to sustain the increasing volume.However, setting up a warehouse is a time-taking activity and takes a lot of effort to achieve the level of perfection. Doing so on your own may require involving your valuable resources and investing precious capital. 3PL providers know what is required in terms of selection, warehouse design, process design and technology to implement the best-suited warehouse for your business in quickest time. The supply chain reach depends largely on how centrally the warehouse is located. 3PL providers ensure that the warehouse is located close to the customer for faster order fulfilment. Not only this, warehouse accessibility for large vehicles and the connectivity with major roads ensure the speed across the supply chain. With the 3PL provider, you get all these advantages and the added benefit of starting the operations as soon as possible. In a situation when they do not have the warehouse in a suitable location, they make use of their network and established contacts to set up a warehouse in no time. Once this is done, they drill down the specifics like the layout, perfect storage design to make
In addition to this, as the 3PL provider is constantly in touch with suppliers for procuring the equipment for their customers, they are better placed to negotiate the best prices when it comes to your warehouse. Evidently, the prices offered to you otherwise would have been higher to what you get with the 3PL provider. This cost advantage is passed on to you leading to higher cost savings for your business.
The Warehouse is sustained by a lot number of processes which are carried out every single day. Any glitches in the processes may lead to inefficiency in the operations. The 3PL provider designs processes for effective space utilization during inbound and outbound. Each process is designed keeping in mind the movement within the warehouse for accessing the products without any hassles.
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