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While it may be nerve-wracking to pass any elements of your business operations to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, working with the right 3PL provider could lessen the load on yourself and your employees and maximize the efficiency with which your business operates, all as if you were managing those outsourced processes directly. Here are some of the biggest reasons why 3PLs should be considered an extension of your business rather than just a contractor helping to fulfill secondary obligations. Reducing Front- and Back-End Costs From intake to storage to picking and packing, to the vast transportation networks that get an order from your facility...
Many of the events that took place in 2020 highlighted the importance of America’s supply chains, as well as how susceptible many of them are to sudden and extremely disruptive change. The new presidential administration even issued an Executive Order in February 2021 focused on the significance of maintaining sustainable supply chains and ordering review of various supply chains within federal agencies. As the supply chain industry enters the post-pandemic era, ensuring that your business is resistant to sudden problems and shortages will be essential to keeping it healthy. Here are some tips for improving supply chain resiliency that could put you ahead of the...
Efficient use of space is important in every industry, but perhaps nowhere is it more essential to ensuring smooth and profitable operations than in the warehousing sector of the supply chain industry. Even if you have access to multiple facilities and a variety of storage options, not making the most of the square footage you have can lead to lost productive time and revenue as you shell out extra funds for additional spaces you might not need. Getting extra space out of your existing warehouse or warehouses can make a huge difference when it comes to preserving your profits and maximizing efficiency. Think Vertically, Not...
Climate change has become an increasingly significant topic in both the political and business worlds, and accordingly, has raised questions about sustainability in the warehousing industry. Even if your warehouse stock is completely sustainable, the environment you store that stock in may not be – a deficiency that could impact both your reputation and your bottom line. Investing in a more environmentally friendly warehouse could pay huge dividends for you, your business, and the whole planet. Here are a few tips about small changes that could make a huge difference in decreasing your warehouse’s carbon footprint. Implement More Energy-Efficient Lights Lighting makes up the vast...
Warehousing space is a hot commodity during the e-commerce boom, but it can be costly and time-consuming to optimize and streamline. While leasing warehouse space can eliminate the high capital requirements of building a warehouse, it still requires your operation to hire, train, and maintain the staff and equipment needed to keep a warehouse up and running. We hope that by partnering with Brown West Logistics, you can grow your supply chain business without building or leasing your own warehouse. Contract warehousing relies on third parties to provide certain assets to warehouse operations, allowing you to use a facility that will provide everything from staff...
Business owners and operators are under constant pressure to bring down costs and increase efficiency. One effective way for a business to achieve these goals is by outsourcing warehouse operations to an experienced third-party logistics (3PL) partner. Unsure if outsourcing your warehousing is right for your business? There is no time like the present to consider your options. Keep reading for tips on when and why to consider outsourcing your warehouse operations. Benefits of Relying on a 3PL Provider for Warehousing There are numerous benefits that come with relying on 3PL provider for warehousing operations. When you work with Brown West Logistics, you will understand...