Gone are the days when warehouses were simply facilities that stored goods destined for customers. Today third party logistics companies offer warehousing with a host of other services from order fulfillment to distribution.
This means that you can outsource any or all these functions and concentrate on business growth.
But how do you know when it’s the right time to hire a third party logistics company? And how do you know which services to outsource?
The good news is that outsourcing to third party logistics companies is an excellent short-term and long-term option. Whether your business is a start-up, a growing concern, or a successful initiative that is expanding exponentially, a good third party logistics company will partner with you and help you grow the business further.
Hiring a Third Party Logistics Company in the Start-Up Stage
Launching a start-up can be challenging, particularly when funds are limited. Your business plan shows how the enterprise will grow, but you don’t have sufficient capital to spend money on real estate or the large warehouses you need to expand. This Catch 22 situation is one of the inducements for the formation of third party logistics firms. Their business can do what your business can’t, so you use their services and get on with increasing your customer base and spread.
Hiring a Third Party Logistics Company During Times of Growth
In times of growth, business owners often think it’s feasible and viable to scale up warehousing and do their own distribution. Sometimes it is, but often it isn’t, because even though cash flow has increased, there won’t necessarily be sufficient capital to do it properly. Even if a growing company can afford to buy or rent sufficient warehouse space, the cost of hiring and training the right people to handle all the elements of warehousing and distribution can actually slow down business growth. Outsourcing professionals to do this for you can often impact positively on this period of growth.
Hiring a Third Party Logistics Company in an Expansion Phase
It’s not unusual for business owners to consider warehousing, packaging and distribution an essential in-house function when they are expanding, especially into new geographic areas. But often this is the worst approach, because considerable capital will be needed to set these up in new places. In this situation it’s often better to expand first and then aim for dedicated business-owned warehousing and distribution as an end goal.
The fact is that outsourcing vital functions including assembly, fulfillment, packaging and distribution to a successful third party logistics company, may be the best thing you could ever do for your business.
How Technik Packaging Services Can Help You
Technik Packaging Services is a leading third party logistics company based in Tucker, Georgia, offering packaging services to a number of industries including food and beverage, consumer products, powders, pet foods, and industrial products. Technik’s services are varied, and designed to meet the individual needs of companies within all these industries. Technik handles:
- Sourcing of supplies and materials as well as packaging materials to cater for your needs.
- Assembly of products from multiple sources that may need to be mixed or blended using a number of components.
- Fulfillment and distribution needs however big or small these may be, so that order management is streamlined and efficient.
- Automated packaging of just about anything from bags and bottles to corrugated packing, cartons, stick packs and even secondary packaging.
- Manual packaging of low-volume or unique items customized to meet the needs of your business and its customers.
- E-commerce transactions for shipping to customers and fulfillment warehouses including Amazon.
So whatever your needs, Technik can help you and your business. Contact us today for more information.