If you are a growing business considering outsourcing your logistics operations to a 3rd party logistics provider (3PL) for the first time, there a few areas that you need to consider beyond simple cost. This article is aimed at providing advice to small and growing businesses, but the advice will hold true for any business considering logistics outsourcing. Read more
Outsourcing logistics operations is an upward trend in the UK, with the UK Logistics sector now seeing revenues of £55bn per year. If you are one of the many companies that are considering outsourcing their logistics operations to a 3rd party logistics provider (3PL), or retendering their existing outsourced operations, here are five key points that you should consider. Read more
We have been engaged by a well-known UK retail brand to tender their UK transport operations for store deliveries from their National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
The requirement is to collect predominantly palletised product from the Rotherham NDC and deliver to the company’s estate of 200+ retail stores.
Any business development manager within the 3rd party logistics industry will tell you that responding to logistics tenders is part science and part art. The science lies in the solution modelling, and the art is engaging the prospective company in the solution that’s been modelled. Here’s a few tips on the art… Read more
There are undoubtedly some potential risks to consider when a company chooses to outsource its logistics operations to a 3rd party logistics provider (3PL) for the first time. This short article takes a look at 5 of those potential risks that need to be managed through a comprehensive and carefully considered tender management process. Read more
This brief article takes a broad overview of 5 potential gains of outsourcing a company’s operations and services to third party logistics providers (3PLs), from both a strategic and operational view point. Read more