Businesses today often need a bit of help moving their bottom line forward. Outsourcing various parts of your company to other businesses that specialize in those areas has long been a solution that can give you excellent results. Here at Cerasis, we understand that it isn’t easy to turn over a major part of your company to the hands of someone else. This is especially true when outsourcing transportation management, as transportation can include a large part of your overall supply chain and business costs.

However, outsourcing non-core competencies has now become a widely accepted practice across many industries. One company may outsource IT hosting capabilities while another outsources customer service and yet another fulfillment needs.

Consider the many shippers who have outsourced transportation management and other logistics functions to third-party logistics (3PL) providers the past few years.

A distributor or manufacturer’s strength is in making product—its focus is procurement and streamlining production, but without the capability to fulfill orders, it is doomed. So manufacturers and distributors have increasingly turned to 3PLs to focus on the back-end operations and streamlined process as it relates to transportation management.

According to a recent report from Evan Armstrong of Armstrong & Associates, the 3pl industry is expected to see even more growth in the coming years than it saw from 2010-2013. Here are the details.

4 Core Benefits of Outsourcing Transportation Management

For any shipper, transportation management and the costs associated are a huge part of their business having a direct impact on profitability and competitiveness among numerous affects. And while the way you ship and the prices you pay will have a big influence on it, there are other elements involved as well that all need to be looked at. Outsourcing transportation management to a 3PL has these 4 core benefits.

If you are finding yourself struggling to keep up with effective transportation management, and are seeing year over year increases in transportation costs, it may be time to start looking at outsourcing transportation management. Don’t know where to start? Let Cerasis guide you with a freight invoice analysis or a transportation management assessment and consultation.

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