Which Transportation Management Strategy is Best for Your Business?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 4, 2018 6:50:56 PM

transportation managementAnybody who has ever run their own business understands that the name of the game is to provide better products and services at a lower price than your competitors. What this means in practice is that you can’t just keep on doing things one way because that’s the way you’ve always done it. You need to look at everything on a constant basis and make certain that there isn’t a more efficient and/or less expensive way of getting that particular job done.

When it comes to Transportation Management, many companies have been doing it the old-fashioned way for a very long time. Yet the realities of modern logistics management means that this is one area of business that is really ripe for the injection of some new ideas into the equation. In general, this means that a comparison needs to be made between handling shipping in-house or of farming off this part of your business to someone who is expert at transportation management systems. There are advantages and disadvantages to be found in the pursuit of one or the other of these strategies.

With regard to managing your own transportation systems, the biggest advantage is that of being in complete control of your own destiny. You get to run things exactly the way you want them to run (in so far as that is humanly possible). By tailoring your system to your exact requirements, it should prove possible to realize savings on overall costs over time, but this has to be set against the higher upfront investment needed to build your own custom solution. It also depends somewhat on what staff you currently have available or are going to need in order to deploy and run this new in-house arrangement.

With regard to entrusting your shipping to an established 3PL (third party logistics) firm, you get to be up and running sooner, plus you also incur much lower startup costs to get the system going. You also get a system that is going to work from Day One, whereas a custom-developed solution of your own may encounter teething troubles and might, in fact, either never work right or end up looking almost indistinguishable from the 3PL managed method.

After all, a firm that has been doing this for many years has already worked out what is probably the best and most efficient way of running things anyhow. The chances of making any significant leaps over their own organizational structure is actually rather small, unless one has a really tightly-engineered and state-of-the-art facility that could really profit from a purpose-built arrangement.

If you do decide to explore the potential advantages of a third party solution, we are one of the 3PL Providers Port of Savannah clients prefer the most. With more than 2 million square feet of secure state-of-the-art warehouse facilities and an extremely favorable location that not only positions us as direct access 3PL Providers Port of Savannah but also offers excellent egress out onto the main transportation arteries of I-16 and I-90, we can not only store your goods after landing in a facility with 24-hour security, but we can also get them loaded and on their way to its final destination extremely rapidly.

With one foot on the highway and one foot on the pier, we are the perfect 3PL Providers Port of Savannah entrants need to get their merchandise into the distribution pipeline. We have the perfect location, a fully-trained staff, state-of-the-art 3PL software packages that will match up perfectly with your own corporate IT, and wide experience in landing, storing, and dispatching goods as needed. Call us today at 912-298-7150 or fill out an online contact form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Topics: Single Source Logistics, Logistics Management