A supply chain is made up of a lot of components, all of which must work in perfect unison to achieve the end goal. Reputable third party logistics (3PL) providers know all too well how to make many parts work together effectively because they do it every day to ensure goods are received, inventoried, warehoused, processed according to order specifications, and distributed to multiple sites and locations around the world.
Whether your business handles the entire supply chain strategy in-house, or outsources certain parts to various vendors, a 3PL can enhance your supply chain team, ensure it is performing at the highest level, and deliver the highest ROI possible to your company.
7 Key Components to a Successful Team
What makes a successful supply chain team? The team members themselves must have the right mix of skills, character traits, personalities, and work styles. Then, the company itself needs to give the team members a well-defined mission, the proper supply chain structure to carry it out, and the freedom to do what it takes to succeed.
A 3PL can help the team carry out its mission by strengthening the supply chain and providing options to improve processes and reduce costs. In short, a public warehouse 3PL can help businesses large and small run an effective and efficient supply chain.
What a 3PL Brings to the Team
The best 3PL for your company is the one that has the logistics services you need to gain a competitive advantage, make your supply chain more convenient, and help your company operate more effectively and efficiently.
For many businesses, the supply chain encompasses many different team members located in various geographical areas. They typically have day-to-day tasks to perform for many other companies as well.
For example, your goods may ship from your warehouse, but from there, you rely on carriers who are shipping hundreds of thousands of other companies’ goods by air, rail, sea, or road, to get yours to their destination on time and in good condition.
Any disconnect in any part of the supply chain process means your team fails in its goal.
That’s where a 3PL like Brendamour Warehousing, Distribution & Services comes into play. We make sure everyone involved in your company’s supply chain stays connected throughout the entire process.
The services and expertise we bring to the team make a difference by:
- Demonstrating areas where the team can unlock value in the supply chain.
- Ensuring problem-solving and decision-making take place with the end customer in mind.
- Providing the expertise we gained from working with those who deal with supply chain concerns every day.
- Fostering innovation.
- Helping your company expand its global footprint.
- Providing expertise in structuring, gathering, and analyzing warehouse management system data.
- Implementing measures to enhance customer relations.
Putting the Team Plan into Action
The execution of the supply chain process needs to excel despite challenges, like changing production schedules, weather, fluctuating capacity, and other influencing factors. This is an area where an experienced 3PL, like Brendamour Warehousing, can ensure supply chain execution remains on track.
In particular, we can:
- Create and implement measures for gathering and reporting the status of your inventory at all points along the supply chain.
- Review capacity planning and integrate multimodal strategies to prevent costly out-of-stock situations.
- Identify and implement improvements to the supply chain process.
- Create a low-cost transportation network to ensure reliability, better service, and reduced costs.
- Develop industry and internal benchmarks and measure performance against them.
Boosting Your Supply Chain Team with Brendamour
At Brendamour Warehousing, we understand the whole supply chain and the many complexities that go along with it. In working with your company, we evaluate your existing supply chain strategy, or for new businesses, design a supply chain plan based on your needs.
For example, if your business already has a supply chain process in place, we can complement your team by connecting members and their functions in a more efficient and effective way.
If your business is looking to outsource its entire supply chain or any parts of it, Brendamour offers a wide range of warehousing, distribution, order processing and fulfillment, and logistics services to address your company’s needs.
Our 3PL services help your business harness the power of your supply chain team to ensure your company succeeds. Let us show you how we can help your company build an effective supply chain team. To get started, simply contact Brendamour Warehousing, Distribution & Services for a free consultation.