Partnering Up To Improve Supply Chains


Outsourcing to a 3PL to Better Navigate Tough Markets

When companies decide to outsource their logistics to a 3PL, they have most likely determined that this will provide a cost-savings. But outsourcing can go beyond cost-savings and should. 3PLs can help companies turn their supply chains into a competitive advantage by understanding the goals, processes, and challenges the company faces. A 3PL should reach into every corner of the business and drive innovation and continuous improvement as well as be involved in and challenge the ideas for best practices and growth of the company.

This is especially important with today’s supply chain challenges: the need for safety stock, changing supply chain demands, long lead times for replenishment, reliance on internationally sourced components and manufactured products, frequent delays and shipping challenges, to name a few. The need for safety stock presents its own challenge as it requires more warehouse space.

Choosing a 3PL should involve the consideration of the points mentioned above: a provider with the ability to act as a consultant in addition to the normal services, adequate space, a strategic location, experience with opening a new facility and scaling operations, and support, which should involve regular meetings to discuss the project scope, timelines, implementation, processes, and quality and IT requirements.

KTI LTD has recently expanded and has multiple warehouses in the southeast. We’ve successfully teamed up with many manufacturers and worked closely with them to provide quality service as well as guidance on the best practices. We also provide asset-based transportation with a fleet of 32 dry vans, refrigerated trailers, and flatbeds.

If you are considering outsourcing, we are glad to discuss your business needs and provide a customized solution.

KTI LTD 301 Madison Ave N Pulaski, VA 24301 (540) 994-9899 https://www.ktiltd.com/test/warehouse-transportation-services

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