TOC Logistics is a “boutique-style” freight forwarder. That means we tailor our services to meet our customers’ exact needs. As a 3PL (third-party logistics provider), TOC Logistics offers a personalized, flexible approach to adapt to your organization’s ever-changing logistics needs. We help optimize supply chains, saving our customers time and money
We know the topic can be daunting for those who may be changing providers or may have never partnered with a 3PL in the past. To help, we’ve outlined some of the key tangible benefits customers can expect to experience once they start working with a reliable 3PL partner.
Cost-Effective Solutions for Large and Small Businesses
For some reason, many people believe that 3PLs are only viable options for large businesses. This may be due to the fact that it often seems like it’s less expensive to go without a 3PL than to partner. However, because 3PLs can help organizations manage every part of their supply chain, the cost savings of working with a partner can stack up quickly!
3PLs handle a lot more than just transportation. Because they have eyes on the entire supply chain, they can help with inventory management, fulfillment, and even complete supply chain management. Plus, optimized supply chains are more prepared to deal with delays and shortages, since their 3PL partners can help negotiate rates and develop solutions for unexpected situations.
In the end, while the cost may seem daunting for smaller budgets, the cost savings created by an investment in a 3PL partnership can make it worth every single penny.
Maintain Control While Expanding Your Network
The goal of any 3PL is to function as a partner with the customers they serve. That means instead of swooping in and taking over, it’s a 3PL’s job to listen to the organization they serve. For example, TOC first figures out what our customers’ pain points and goals are. Then we look at their current supply chain and work alongside our customers to identify realistic areas of improvement that will impact the goals they’re striving for. We’ll help them roll those changes out strategically, but we’ll never make a change that the organization doesn’t want. At the end of the day, we’re a partner, not a parent.
Because of that relationship, customers can also benefit from their 3PL’s global connections. Where they may have once only had a few touch points, customers now can utilize vendors and services that their 3PL has built a rapport with. It’s all of the benefits without any of the networking. What’s not to love?
Don’t believe us? Here’s what a global automotive supplier had to say about using TOC Logistics as their 3PL partner:
“This is fantastic! Notifying us that two of our suppliers didn’t make shipments in Europe on the same day as they were expected to and are at risk to not make the normal sailing is exactly what I was hoping to gain when we launched this part of the project. This gives us much better control over our supply chain at origin and the transit time.”
Partnering with a 3PL provider like TOC can bring your organization’s supply chain management to the next level and boost profits. Please contact us to find out how we can collaborate to streamline your operations and maximize your success.