Importance of the Distribution Chain
The passing of merchandise down the chain of manufacturers, retailers and finally, to the consumer who will purchase the product can be an excellent way to define the distribution chain. Product distribution is an important service in logistics and supply chain management. The last thing a business wants or needs is late, or misplaced products. A steady stream of merchandise, regardless of industry is what can make or break companies. When dealing with business to business delivery, the timely delivery of goods is vital, whether it’s parts to the manufacturer, or the finished product to retail locations.
What can happen if your products are late?
If a chain company were to advertise a sale, but not be able to deliver the product in time, they will not only lose revenue, but the reputation of the company will take a hit. There could also be other cost associated with receiving your product late such as, money lost on advertising, and the aggravation of customers demanding rain-checks, all comes down to improper distribution.
Distribution to your clients can be made easy by using a 3rd party delivery company to monitor and manage merchandise from storage to delivery.
For more information on business to business last mile delivery services, explore our website: 3PD Logistics
There are many reasons why 3PD is the heavy-duty market leader in third-party logistics (3PL) and last-mile delivery.
For one thing, we make nearly 5 million residential, business and job site deliveries every year — all with the help of more than 1,500 highly qualified, uniformed delivery teams.
For another, we’re one of the only last-mile providers with an extensive North American reach. Our presence in approximately 500 locations throughout the United States and Canada enables us to meet nearly every U.S. and Canadian delivery need you might have, all with award-winning service levels.
Finally — and perhaps most important of all — last mile isn’t just our specialty. It’s our only line of business.
We prefer it that way — and so do our clients, because as we see it, companies have a lot riding on that last mile and that last contact with the customer. And we think it deserves nothing less than 100 percent focus, dedication and commitment.
For more information on our services, please visit www.3PD.com.