The question of whether or not to invite a third party into your logistics and supply chain can only be answered by your organization. Of course, you’ll want to take into account your needs, manpower, and finances, as well as service area and options for growth. Consider this, though, not all third party services are created equally. As you weigh your options for third party assistance in Dallas and Fort Worth, here are our recommendations for “go” or “no go” for each third party service.
Hiring a third party to deliver items to and from your business: GO!
A third party delivery service can move your scheduled and urgent deliveries to and from your location with accuracy and expediency. Whether you have one location or many, a dedicated courier can act on your behalf, ensuring your items arrive on time. The best part about hiring out these services is that your employees get to stick to what they do best without losing focus or time on delivering or picking up items. Save time, increase productivity, and improve your bottom line- sounds like a “go” to us.
A provider who sells your information to a third party data collection service: NO GO!
Your personal information is just that- personal. Information regarding your clients, manifests, and delivery addresses is worth a pretty penny to a third party data collection service. But this type of transaction is a no-go for sure! Here at Eagle Express, we take our clients’ privacy seriously. After all- when it comes to healthcare clients, privacy is not just a courtesy, it’s the law! Any organization that sells your information to a third party isn’t providing a service you should utilize.
Outsourcing warehousing and fulfillment to a third party: GO!
Renting and managing storage space is costly in terms of both time and money. Then, when it’s time to move your products, you have to pick, pack, and ship them off to their next location. Talk about effort! Outsourcing your warehousing and fulfillment to a third party is great move. An experienced logistics team has economy of scale in their favor, which means you’ll only pay your 3PL partner for the space you use. You’ll also benefit from their warehouse fulfillment software, which can ensure the right product moves to the right person at the right time.
A provider who accepts your delivery and then hands it off to a third party: NO GO!
When your third party logistics provider commits to a job, they should see it through from start to finish. If your provider frequently subcontracts your delivery or hands it off to another provider, chain of custody is broken. This becomes a huge issue for ultra-sensitive or expensive items. It also makes it difficult to establish responsibility if an unforeseen issue were to occur during transit. Hire a courier you trust. Then trust that courier to complete your job from pick up to delivery, because hand offs to a third party are a “no go”.
If you’re wondering if a third party service in Fort Worth or Dallas is a “go” for your business, explore the options provided by Eagle Express. We offer services to meet the needs of all sorts of clients in all sorts of industries across the Metroplex. You can read more about what types of services we offer on our website. When you’re ready to “go”, contact us here or give us a call at 214-351-5777.