Shippers today are facing not only typical supply chain disruptions but far-ranging COVID-19-related supply chain challenges. Shifting freight demand, freight backlogs, changing global production, and consumer demands all make it imperative to streamline supply chains and operations for better efficiency.
But how can you get started finding the right solutions for your supply chain and its optimization? Many shippers are opting to stay focused on their business while hiring a third-party logistics (3PL) partner to boost logistics and supply chain efficiency.
3PLs offer customized solutions through multiple supply chain strategies designed with each customer in mind.
Process review – Your 3PL partner will conduct a supply chain process review to help identify areas ripe for improvement and streamlining of operations.
Customized visibility solutions – The 3PL will design an approach to help you achieve full supply chain integration and visibility. 3PLs have often invested in technology and tools that can track orders from origin to destination and provide real-time visibility into every aspect of your supply chain. That way you stay updated on your freight’s status at all times, allowing you to relay that information forward to your own customers.
NTG has developed next-level technology platforms that provide complete visibility and secure solutions for any business model. Leverage NTG’s customer portal and receive hassle-free shipping services that save you time and money.
Optimization of assets – 3PLs can also optimize your assets, filling back-haul loads, so trucks do not return empty. This optimization reduces operational costs and provides a positive environmental impact.
Leveraging expertise – 3PLs are also well-versed in logistics and have vast experience and knowledge to handle complex shipping challenges. Your 3PL partner has access to an external workforce and resources to identify and fill any gaps in your organization that you may have overlooked.
Are you thinking about outsourcing supply chain operations to a 3PL so you can focus your energy on growing your business? Contact NTG today for more information on how we can help you optimize and streamline your supply chain processes, improve operational efficiency and reduce costs and efforts throughout your entire supply chain.