Logistics Blog | The Grimes Companies in Jacksonville, FL

Before you can evaluate potential supply chain service providers, you have to start with an honest assessment of your company’s strengths, weaknesses, and market appeal. Why do your clients buy from you? What will it take to get them to buy more? Is your company all about volume and velocity or is service a big part of your value proposition? Knowing these answers will help you identify the right company to choose to represent you in a market.

The Best 3PL Company for You: How to Choose the Top Logistics Provider

How to Choose the Best 3PL for Your Company's Needs

In the same way a good hire can get your team to the next level, selecting the right logistics provider can make a huge impact on your market penetration and client satisfaction. The best advice I can share is to select your 3PL provider using the same standards you would apply to bring on a new team member:

  • Will their skill-sets strengthen your logistics team? 
  • Where you’ve identified internal weaknesses, do they have the offsetting strengths? 
  • Does the 3PL provider’s corporate culture match your own? 
  • Will they understand and embrace your company’s mission and approach to business?

The Best 3PL Provider: More than Just Price

You wouldn’t hire someone just because their salary expectation was lower; don’t choose a 3PL provider on price alone.  Assuming that all 3PL companies will approach your business the same way can be a critical error, whether you are entering a market or attempting to maintain and grow market share. 

When choosing a new 3PL provider or evaluating an existing one, keep this in mind: Unless your 3PL gives you a competitive edge in the market, you might want to reexamine the relationship.

In my next post, I’ll discuss how we’ve depended on inter-company collaboration to build our most successful client relationships.

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