Why Use 3PL
SAVE TIME AND MONEY
Using a 3PL provider will save your company a wealth of time and money. Using a 3PL eliminates the need to invest in expensive warehouse space, technology, staff, waste, security, racking, forklifts etc. 3PL can also save you from making costly mistakes allowing you to focus on building your business with lower risk and higher returns.
SCALABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY
The major benefit of choosing a 3PL provider is you only pay for what you use. Companies with seasonal periods can enjoy flexibility with your industries ups and downs, having the ability to take more or less space as you need it and only pay for what you use!!
Using 3PL allows your company to take advantage of the vast resource network that provides an advantage over in-house supply chain. 3PL can leverage relationships and volume discounts, which resulting in lower overheads and the fastest possible service.
WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (WMS)
Warehousing and distribution is all about the daily movement and tracking of thousands of items. Higher volume translates to higher risk for errors.
Plan A Logistics uses state-of-the-art Warehouse management systems (WMS) which allows us to scan all incoming goods to ensure consignments are received correctly, every order is then electronically scanned out resulting in 100% correct orders.
Plan A have the ability to offer real time online inventory management, allowing customers to not only see their stock, but also enter orders and automatically send these to our warehouse to complete.
When you supply a big retailer, it pays to do things their way. Plan A Logistics has EDI compatibilities so that your major customers can integrate directly into our warehouse system in order to streamline their ordering and fulfilment.
As your business grows this allows us to achieve substantial increased customer satisfaction by streamlining ordering, warehousing, logistics, replenishment, delivery and reporting.
Common EDI requirements include:
- Purchase Orders