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
As logistics have become incredibly important over the last several years, what are the advantages of having a third-party logistics company versus an in-house logistics department? By outsourcing your logistics, you are not only saving time but you are saving money as well!
By outsourcing your company’s logistics, you will:
- Prevent delivery mishaps
- Eliminate costly information systems and labor wages
- Expand in new markets
- Increase supply chain expertise
- Provide your business and customers with quality supply chain management
- Offer better web visibility tools for your customer
A third-party logistics company such as 3PD, can provide your business with the finest quality logistics around. The software that 3PD has is superior to its competitors and can truly benefit your company. 3PD provides scanning, routing optimization, automated call-outs, exception alerts via web browser, e-mail, fax and phone, delivery point scanning, proof of delivery, management and analysis, electronic interface and product delivery visibility. Outsourcing your business’ logistics will improve the performance of your business as well as moving it in the right direction.
Having a third-party logistics company can be beneficial because services can be customized and tailored to your individual needs. Not to mention, having an in-house logistics department can be quite costly and can be difficult to maintain as technology is constantly changing. 3PD has the most cutting edge software and can actually take the time to provide you with exceptional service as this is our specialty. Why worry about it or go anywhere else? 3PD is where your business should be.
3PD also provides business-to-business delivery, business-to-home delivery and job site delivery. 3PD also proudly offers “white glove” delivery services. We truly focus on last-mile delivery and logistics. See the 3PD difference.