Atlanta third party logistics: What is it and how does it differ from a tradtional logistics company?
There are a few things you should know about the various kinds of transportation management companies out there. Not knowing the difference could really cost you a lot of time and money.
First lets define what exactly it is. A third-party logistics provider (3PL) is a business that offers outsourced or “third party” logistics services to companies for their supply chain management needs. Third party logistics providers typically specialize in transportation services that can be customized to each and every customer’s needs. Every client is unique and so the level of hands on service changes from one business to the next.
So how does this differ from a traditional logistics-firm?
Non Asset-based Logistics Providers
Instead of having their money tied up into trucking fleets, warehousing and equipment, a 3PL like TSG needs only desks, computers, and the decades of freight industry expertise. This means that all of our time, energy and resources are spent in negotiating rates for our clients and offering value based services that make your life easier.
We are not owned by, on the payroll or receive kick backs from any carrier. What does this mean to you? Since we do not give allegience to any one carrier we are able to negotiate the best value for you without any conflict of interests.
This allows us to use our exceptional expertise and ability in the areas of operations, negotiations, and customer service in a way that complements its customers’ preexisting physical assets.
It basically comes down to this.
As a third party transportation service, TSG will NEVER forget who they work for, namely you, the client.