Manufacturers make products or product parts, and the flow of assembly and delivery relies upon good systems throughout the business, including goods inwards and outwards. For manufacturers that send out regular consignments, in either large or small amounts, full and part-load distribution is a good option. Here are five reasons why!
1. Lower costs
If your consignments do not fill a truck, part-load distribution means your costs are kept low as you share transport space with other cargo. Even for regular full-loads, outsourcing logistics to a third-party, costs considerably less than if handled in-house as there are no ongoing costs associated with maintaining vehicles, hiring staff, tax and insurances.
2. Full-loads are fast
When using full-load distribution, your consignment is the only one on board. There is less handling of goods from the source to the destination and no off-loading of other consignments along the way. Fewer stoppages means that your consignment is delivered in excellent time.
3. Security of supply
Top-rated logistics providers use modern systems, including GPS tracking on vehicles, consignment tracking and electronic proof of delivery, so you always know exactly where your goods are. This is especially important for high-value goods or parts.
4. Facilities for different products
Manufacturers come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their products. Whether goods are fully assembled, partially assembled, or require special environments such as chilled or ambient, with a good logistics provider all types of products are well looked after.
5. Reliable deliveries
Whether it is a single pallet or a full load, with a reliable provider you know your goods are getting where they need to be when they need to be there. This is especially important for manufactures that work on a ‘just-in-time’ basis, where parts are ordered and received as and when they are needed.
Why LTS is the perfect logistics partner for manufacturers
At LTS, we go above and beyond our customers’ expectations when it comes to handling and delivering consignments. Whether it is full or part-load, we have the vehicles, distribution network, technology and facilities to offer a range of services, including economy, next day and same day delivery.
We know how important it is for businesses to keep costs low, that’s why we continue to develop streamlined processes and find the best solutions so we can help our customers save money. Not only that, our hi-tech consignment tracking systems means you know where your goods are at the touch of a button, giving you peace of mind that parts or products will arrive when expected and that they are secure at all times.
Our customers are our number one priority, and we’re proud to get to know them and their business. This enables us to continually find the most cost-effective services in price and performance, making us the go-to provider for all logistical needs.
For more on full and part-load distribution, our team are here to answer your questions. Feel free to get in touch!