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Public Warehouses as Third Party Logistics Locations

Public Warehouses as Third Party Logistics Locations

Public warehouses act as 3rd party logistics locations (3PL) for companies who desire to outsource their storage and related functional jobs. These 3PL put the concerns and/ or welfare of several companies under one roof, managed by a trained and skilled staff that makes each of the companies that they serve a priority, with the customers of these companies being their major concern. Advanced technology helps the trained associates keep an accurate account of each and every company’s inventory, thus constantly tracking it and updating the figures. The job of labeling, packing, shipping and/ or distributing together with the task of taking inventory on a regular basis makes a public warehouse’s job a very important one. It serves as the link between the supplier and the customers.

3PL facilities operate on different levels of expertise, depending upon the contract terms, types of clients involved, and customer requirements, among other facets that might possibly act as variants.

There are various types of 3PL, however public warehouses fall under the standard 3 PL type. In a standard facility, logistics is not the central focus; the function of storage is the main concern with the other supply chain elements secondary to the storage components. The 3PL standard providers are companies that are outsourced to aide in the chain supply system that provide the smooth blend from the supplier to the distribution to the participating customers. This 3 PL uses technology to accurately chart inventory and communicate regularly with the company, as well as the customers on a regular and/ or continual basis. It acts as the median to help prevent or solve problems between the company and its customers. The goal of the 3PL is to safely store all goods, while at the same time track their present and future existence. This difficult and timely task helps to alleviate the stress from the company’s executives who already have enough on their shoulders, with the hopes of expansion and growth, Sometimes the goal of global expansion is on the agenda, depending upon the responsibilities that the company is willing and/ or able to take on.

In brief, a 3PL is a facility that is committed to serving several companies at one location, thus specializing in their needed steps from storage to distribution. In other words, a 3PL interacts with the participating parties to ensure successful end results.

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