It’s always a joy when you see your business growing. When demand increases, expansion is needed to keep up. Or, you may be planning to expand into new markets and customers in other countries.
With expansion comes a new set of business challenges, in particular with warehouse and logistics management. When shipping products there’s always a lot to consider, from making sure they are properly packaged and shipped, to handling the paperwork for customs, dealing with customer returns and more. When your market expands, so do the challenges. These may include:
- Needing extra staff – Taking on extra staff to handle order fulfilment means additional costs.
- Stretching your resources – Prioritising one aspect of order fulfilment over another may lead to problems further down the line if corners are cut. For example, if getting orders out on time means that quality control is affected, then it shows that you need to find a better solution.
- Increases warehousing needs – with more orders comes the need for greater warehousing capacity. Yet, your business might not be in the financial position required to rent or buy your own warehouse that is large enough to handle your custom.
One solution to these challenges is to outsource your logistics to a third-party provider (3PL). This is where you allow a 3PL company to handle your order fulfilment and distribution, freeing up time and money to further your business.
A 3PL provider has the facilities necessary to support your company, regardless of whether sales are increasing, decreasing, or fluctuating. This includes warehousing and personnel to organise the flow of goods in and out, as well as picking and packing, collections and deliveries. The benefit of this is that there are already the resources in place to handle any expected growth in your company while minimising your financial outlay.
Employing a 3PL service gives you access to specialists who can manage your supply chain and find you the most practical and affordable solutions. Because they know the industry inside out, if any issues do arise, they are resolved right away. This saves you the hassle and keeps your customers happy.
Why Choose LTS for your warehousing and logistics?
Due to our extensive haulage industry experience, LTS can provide companies of all sizes with a wide range of warehousing and logistics services. We can handle your supply chain needs while keeping your priorities and budget in mind. We take time to understand your business and create bespoke solutions that meet your demands.
Our state-of-the-art warehousing facilities are strategically located, allowing for efficient transit times and deliveries. We offer bulk and racked storage, as well as order fulfilment services such as picking and packing. When it comes to security, we are second to none! As well as GPS on all our vehicles, we use time-stamping to track your goods in and out of our warehousing, so you always know where your consignments are in real-time.
For more on outsourcing your warehousing and logistics, feel free to contact us today.