Logistics spans a wide range of disciplines. It also enables logistics businesses to provide differentiated services based on their specialization. Certain logistics firms offer just a subset of logistics services, such as warehousing, stevedoring, and freight handling.
However, full-scale third-party logistics organizations with more extensive facilities, equipment, and expertise offer full-scale logistics solutions to meet your business’s logistical demands. The following are some of the most critical logistics services you should know.
Before your goods are transported from point A to point B, the consignment will usually be stored temporarily at one or more warehouses. You may either choose an in-house warehouse (those managed by the business) or use the services of third-party logistics suppliers.
In most circumstances, the latter solution is favored since it enables the customer to handle and move freight quickly and efficiently, at a tenth of the price. When picking a warehouse to store your cargo, consider the amount of space required, the duration of the storage, its accessibility, and security. Additionally, some businesses provide software solutions such as warehouse management software. At Go Freight Hub, we work with the latest software solutions to handle all your materials-handling, warehousing, and transit needs.
Logistics Services Provided by Third Parties (3PL)
Third-party logistics (3PL) services operate as a link between producers and customers. While third-party logistics providers do not produce items themselves, they guarantee that they will maintain the same level of quality when your goods arrive at the designated locations. Logistics companies will ensure that all parties involved in the process adhere to their responsibilities, from the time goods leave a particular site until the time they arrive at their appointed designation.
Additionally, we are committed to facilitating you in auxiliary services such as customs interactions, storage, terminal operation, and supply chain management. The advantage of 3PL over other solutions is that the logistics provider controls all shipping and transportation procedures.
Freight transportation typically includes the movement of goods by multiple modes of transport, including railroads, ships, and trucks. It is mainly utilized for high-volume freight transportation. We use full truckloads (FTLs) for heavy loads since they can transport between two and twenty-six pallets. Additionally, FTLs are employed in more significant cargo transits. Consider using less-than-truckloads (LTL) for smaller loads (between a package and a truckload), which enable you to split the cost with other firms.
Courier delivery is a premium transportation service that deals with smaller parcels and individual client orders. Courier delivery is mainly undertaken by postal services, but many 3PL companies work with online retailers and courier companies to take care of their order processing, warehousing, distribution, and final mile delivery.
Logistics Services Offered In-House
In-house logistics may include establishing a department inside the business solely dedicated to logistics. The benefits of in-house logistical operations include more control over product flow and, in certain situations, financial savings.
If a business wants to run an in-house warehouse on its own, it may be necessary to establish a department dedicated only to logistics. However, the cost of hiring in-house personnel, building or renting warehousing facilities, and operating your own transportation fleet might not be feasible or even practical for most e-commerce businesses.
TMS Transportation Management Software
Transportation is crucial for the supply chain management. There is a growing need for functioning systems that facilitate large-scale and complex logistical activities. TMS, which stands for Transit Management System, streamlines planning, optimizing, and executing the physical movement of goods. At Go Freight Hub, we provide specialized TMS solutions that improve your shipment functions, boost efficiency, and cut costs.
TMS functionality is contingent upon the cooperation of all data points within the transportation network. We collect critical information, such as prices and route possibilities, and then display it in an easy-to-understand way for our clients.
The Bottom Line
We hope this article helped you navigate the broad scope of logistical products and services in the marketscape. Using cutting-edge and reliable software solutions, we deliver on-demand value-added services and connect them to our transparent transportation and storage solutions.
Choose Go Freight Hub for your fast-growing, omnichannel logistics needs. Contact us to find out more!