Third Party Logistics Providers (3PL)
Third Party Logistics Providers (3PL), providing transportation and warehousing services, compete through size (purchasing power), spreading best-practice methodologies, value-added services, IT and their experience at global, regional and sector level.
Typically contracts between 3PL’s and their customers are relatively short, and the need to constantly improve service while attempting to reduce cost is a driver in determining if contracts will be renewed.
Cirrus Logistics has been helping 3PL’s to win and retain customers through our decision support software tools. Typical assignments have included:
- New warehouse design and layout to support new processes and operational challenges
- Visualisation of new concepts by creation of 3D simulations and videos
- Warehouse / Yard capacity and throughput planning to maximise return of investment
- Optimising warehouse layout and processes to reduce operational costs