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5 Reasons to Outsource to a Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL)

Apr 3, 2018 | Logistics

A third-party logistics provider (3PL) is a single-source solution to simplify your supply chain. Rather than addressing industry problems on your own, a 3PL is there to provide the right tools and resources to solve them. At Werner Logistics, our team of professionals build necessary relationships to guarantee your needs will be met.

We are industry experts.

Focus on your business goals and let a 3PL handle the rest. At Werner we are an asset-based, driver-focused company with more than 60 years of industry experience. We stay current with the latest trends, costs and technology. Let us use our knowledge to drive cost savings through supply chain efficiencies.

It is essential to partner with a 3PL that you can count on. Our team of experts will come up with the most efficient solution to fit your needs. We ensure that your internal and external customers receive the most up to date, concise communication through a predetermined method and frequency on your most critical shipments, for your highest priority customers, vendors and buyers.

We have a vast network of carriers.

3PL’s can leverage relationships with a network of carriers to provide buying power and better service. We also use our relationships with carriers to smooth out the fluctuations in capacity that everyone in the industry faces.

Due to dynamic trends in a capacity-driven market, your current carrier network may not be enough to support your logistics needs. At Werner Logistics, we manage over 30,000 alliance carriers qualified to haul freight, ensuring capacity expectations are met.

We save you money.

Our in-house logistics strategy brings together technology, professional and experienced staffing and our extensive platform of alliance providers to optimally plan and execute your supply chain. Do what you do best, and we’ll handle the transportation portion. As experts in the industry, our goal is to control and minimize transportation costs for your business, while standardizing and automating processes to increase productivity.

We utilize industry leading technology.

Having the right technology can help with network design, load optimization, mode and carrier selection; however, technology is constantly changing and can get expensive. A 3PL provider has access to the most advanced technology and software, so your business does not need to worry about keeping up with the latest updates. By utilizing a 3PL, you can take advantage of our technology to better serve your business. Our TMS application provides electronic load tracking and tendering, EDI billing capabilities, forecasting and more.

We reduce the risks.

As a shipper selecting carriers, you must go through the hassle to evaluate their operating authority, insurance information and safety ratings. Our approved contract carriers are held to the highest standards and are routinely evaluated for compliance.

Also, by utilizing our vast dedicated-based assets, we will manage billing, payroll, insurance coverage, equipment and liability risks associated with a company-employed driver base.

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