3rd Party Logistics Services (3PL)

3rd party logistics

3rd Party Logistics (3PL)

For 3PLs…, After dozens of operational designs for 3PLs, Distribution Design has developed a highly effective methodology for meeting the strict time requirements often imposed by potential clients. Distribution Design is highly qualified to assist internal operations designers and/or engineers with the following services:

  • Operational analysis
  • Defining the operational concept
  • Calculating space requirements
  • Determining staffing needs
  • Preparing a list of needed material handling equipment
  • Identifying systems functionality and systems peripherals (printers, scanners, etc.)
  • Listing capital costs for all equipment and systems peripherals
  • 3PLs can use Distribution Design to: completely define the operation, to lead the 3PL’s internal team, or to provide a Quality Review and second opinion to the internal team’s work.

For companies considering outsourcing…, Distribution Design provides the following services:

  • Evaluation of current operation and recommendations for improvement before outsourcing.
  • Development of estimated costs to outsource and identification of benefits, risks, and overall feasibility.
  • Preparation of Request for Proposal and recommendation of the 3PLs with relevant skills and experiences.
  • Assisting with a structured evaluation of 3PL responses and selection of finalists.
  • Detailed evaluation of finalists, reference checking, and selection team recommendation.
  • Participation in contract discussions and contract review.
  • Startup and transition support.
  • Post implementation audit.