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4 Reasons to Consider Outsourced Logistics
Studies show that more than eighty-five percent of businesses outsource some part of their supply chain operations. And the two functions that are most commonly outsourced by savvy business owners are warehousing and transport.
As Southwest Michigan’s leader in outsourced logistics services, Clark Logic can show you how to reduce costs as well as improve efficiency with third party supply chain solutions. Here are four reasons why smart companies outsource all or part of their supply chain logistics.
(1.) Outsourced Logistics are Scalable
If your operations are rapidly or suddenly expanding, outsourcing provides an effective means of immediately accessing more space, trucks, manpower or technology, with a simple phone call.
And should you experience a temporary or seasonal downturn in business, you are not left with idle staff to lay off, or stuck with depreciating unused equipment.
Simply put, outsourcing your company’s supply chain needs offers the ultimate flexibility in resourcing, as well as a more responsive variable cost structure.
(2.) Outsourced Logistics Allows You to Focus on Your Core Business
Many aspects of supply chain management create a distraction from your core business. For example, purchasing and maintaining trucks and trailers, as well as recruiting, screening and training drivers, can put a heavy burden on management and HR personnel alike.
When you outsource your logistics, these time-intensive tasks disappear, leaving your team members free to focus on what they do best.
(3.) Third Party Logistics Providers Have the Expertise
While you focus on your core competency, such as manufacturing quality parts, we focus on ours: logistics.
A full time logistics service provider will be much more efficient and skilled in performing certain transport, handling and storage services than your company’s “in-house” staff.
At CMS we understand the fastest and cheapest shipping methods, as well as how to manage special freight and storage issues – such as packaging, handling, and temperature control. As a result, our outsourced logistics solutions can help you store and deliver your freight faster, safer, cheaper and more efficiently.
(4.) Third Party Outsourced Logistics Save Money
Investing money in your own trucks and trailers, and/or purchasing real estate for warehousing, are huge costs that can decimate any budget. Why invest in expensive facilities and equipment when you can use a logistics provider’s state-of-the art warehouses and vehicles for a fraction of the cost of purchasing your own?
Add to that the savings realized by not having to hire, train, employ, insure, and provide benefits coverage for transport and storage workers – and you can see how third party logistics can lead to dramatic savings in both equipment expenditures as well as labor.
Kalamazoo’s Best Outsourced Logistics Services
Outsourcing your supply chain transport and storage to a third party ensures access to the best equipment, the most advanced technologies and the most highly skilled labor – all at a fraction of what it would cost to “do it yourself.”
Lower your overall logistics costs, and improve your supply chain efficiency, with Clark Logic’s outsourced logistics.