3PL Solutions That Make Your Job Easier

 

What are the greatest pains in your supply chain?

Maybe you can’t keep up with customer demands, carriers aren’t meeting your appointment and transit times, or you don’t know where your freight is and how much it’s costing you.  Or maybe you don’t have enough information to make the right decisions.  Perhaps you’re pulling people and resources from other departments to stay afloat.

Have you ever thought “all I want is to know where my shipment is, where my documents are, and if something is wrong?”

When your supply chain is dragging you down, it’s time to look for a 3PL solution.

What is 3PL?

Are you responsible for making sure your supply chain is meeting the needs of your valuable customers?  If that is your responsibility and you don’t have time in the day, now is the time to consider a 3PL.  Or, if your current provider isn’t meeting your needs, let ALS help.

When you take care of your logistics completely in house- you own the trucks and the warehouses used to move cargo from point A to point B, you are a first-party logistics provider- a party of one.

If you go to an asset- based carrier that owns the trucks and assets and you lease or charter them to haul your freight from point A to point B, you are using a 2PL system.

Does your supply chain consist of more nodes and flows and you do not have the time, resources or assets to take care of it all in-house? A 3PL provides an outsourced logistics service to partner with you, bringing three parties together- you, the asset-based providers, and the 3PL that will coordinate, improve, and execute on your behalf.

If this sounds familiar, and you need an all-in-one solution to your supply chain, it’s time for 3PL.

 

It’s your logistics strategy, we’re your foundation

We get it – you already have a logistics plan, but if you don’t have the right tools for the job, your plan can’t support your needs.  Whether you face limited resources or are inexperienced in the logistics industry, if you can’t turn the wrench, you can’t execute your supply chain.  Automated Logistics Systems can turn the wrench on your behalf.

 

People, Process, and Technology

If you’re wondering how we deliver our 3PL solutions, it’s based on three pillars, our people, process, and technology.

People

We hire smart and talented logistics professionals.  Our people have the supply chain knowledge and proven experience in the industry, which means they are battle-tested so they can protect your supply chain.

The average ALS employee has 9.5 years of experience in the field.  This allows us to strategically utilize our teams to create the best solutions for each unique customer and their pains.

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Process

One of the best ways to ensure quality results is through attention to detail.  Practices like value stream mapping, business review documents, and stability monitoring help us to deliver solutions.  Proven practices allow us to offer continuous improvements and ensure compliance, allowing for effective management of supply chains, as well as an easy way for our customers to manage our performance.

The output of strict processes is consistent service.  We mitigate risks in all stages of the supply chain by following industry and ALS proven practices that have helped our customers transition to a 3PL solution, create stability and resilience within their supply chain, and continuously improve upon current state.

This is backed by our Continuous Improvement Roadmap (CIR). Our customer-driven account management strategy is built on a collaborative practice, working together to develop performance indicators and improvement strategies, that take your supply chain to the next level.

Technology

ALS has invested in and developed technology tools that individual companies might not be able do on their own.

The technology we utilize makes it easy for us to stay on top of our supply chain and most importantly, lets you know when there are exceptions with a platform that provides real time visibility on shipments and cost.

Now is the time to consider a 3PL.

When our customers experienced pain in their supply chain, they came to us for a solution.  They told us our 3PL program was the solution.

Whether your company is large or small, your customers expect to know where their freight is, when it will arrive, and how much it will cost.

If these problems resonate with you, and you’re feeling the pain of the industry, let ALS help you with a 3PL solution.

 

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