The past three months have seen a complete 360° transformation in business operations and logistical procedures. Processes have become more dynamic than before, whilst companies are being placed in a position to choose between the most critical tasks.
Thomas Smith Shipping has been at the forefront of change for decades and our response is always solution-oriented. One of the services which offers many potentials is third-party logistics, also known as 3PL.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, this is more necessary than ever before. If you still need some convincing on how a logistics service provider can enhance jobs through 3PL operations, check out the list below.
GREATER CONCENTRATION ON IMPORTANT BUSINESS PROCESSES
3PL is a service which allows business owners to keep their full attention on the core processes of their enterprise; whilst leaving their transportation functions to a shipping partner. When tasks in hand are limitless, prioritising is vital. Through third-party logistics, Thomas Smith can handle freight operations from A-Z.
SAVE COSTS ON UNNECESSARY VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
Purchasing or leasing vehicles for transportation reasons might heavily increase expenses. When trusting freight logistics to a third-party shipping company, such financial investments can be dedicated to other areas which require more contribution.
CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING
With precautious measures still holding place in today’s world following the COVID-19 pandemic, third-party logistics can ensure your team is protected from potential exposure by trusting our delivery men with local consignments. Various orders can be assembled to the same delivery location through Thomas Smith’s third-party logistical service.
AVOID COMPLICATIONS ARISING FROM HUMAN RESOURCE INFECTIONS
Although the rate of coronavirus infections in Malta seems to be slowing down, the Health Authorities are still cautious given the virus can still be spread through our local communities. Your 3PL provider will ensure your business does not run short of delivery personnel, in the event of employees needing to take time off following mandatory quarantine requirements.
BUSINESS AS USUAL, NO MATTER WHAT
Should the company’s premises need to be shut down following an outbreak of COVID-19, 3PL ensures operations can still keep on going. Whilst sales people proceed with taking orders, Thomas Smith’s staff administer sorting and the actual distribution of the sold goods. Procurement measures guarantee the required product reaches the team on time and the whole sales process is streamlined.
DELIVERY SERVICE IS INCLUDED
3PL operations come with a delivery option. Cargo can be transferred from warehouse in country of origin to a warehouse in Malta, or vice versa. Third-party logistics also offers local deliveries. Thomas Smith has access to state-of-the-art technology which provides knowledge about the status of the shipment and continuous communication with our trusted network of partners.
As online shopping orders see a higher boost during these times, companies can shift their deliverymen’s operations to sorting out multiple orders, whilst Thomas Smith’s drivers get the purchases to their destinations. This ensures orders are processed faster than ever.