3rd Party Logistics in Chicago
The purpose for 3rd Party Logistics or 3PL in Chicago is to help supply chain management. The use of third-party businesses to help outsource key elements of logistics helps improve the bottom line. If you’re a business owner and order fulfillment is an integral piece of your operations, you may be seeking a way to fulfill orders faster. Ultimately, you’ll want to expand your fulfillment strategy by involving a third-party logistics company (3PL). That’s where ITL can help. We offer warehousing, fulfillment, distribution and more at our conveniently located facilities. Give us a call at 630-206-1532 or fill out the form on this page if you want to learn more about our services.
The Process of 3PL
The process of a 3PL begins with inventory. We can’t ship inventory we don’t have. The next stage is warehousing. Not all orders require the inventory to be stored but for those that do, warehousing is necessary. Each item will be properly labeled in a dedicated storage location, on a shelf, in a bin or on a pallet. These locations are specific to a certain company in order to avoid mixing inventory with any other company.
Once an order is placed, the 3PL in Chicago will begin to pick your order. Following specific guidelines, the inventory is picked and labeled properly for the next stage – packing. Once all items are picked, it’s time to package for shipping. The packing materials will depend on the 3PL, your brand preference and what items are being shipped. Most materials include boxes, bubble mailers, and packing tape. The last step of the process is shipping. The 3PL will purchase and print shipping labels and arrange for carrier pickups. Now, your inventory is on its way to your customers.
3PL Saves Money
If your company doesn’t have the space to warehouse, distribute, pack and ship, then utilizing the skills of a 3PL is the way to go. Rather than spending your money on a bigger location, more salaries, and all the resources to handle the large orders you’re receiving, consider using a 3PL to minimize your costs. When you’re ready, call ITL and we’ll help answer all your questions about our services. We can be reached at 630-206-1532 or fill out the form on this page and we’ll be in touch.
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