Researching Third Party Logistics Companies

third party logistics companies-5You may or may not know whether it’s time to start investigating third party logistics companies.

Sometimes you receive large influxes of inventory or need a little extra help performing light assembly, but you feel like you can squeeze it out on your own. You would rather save the money than have another contract with another firm. But, sometimes you have to do what you have to do and that might mean outsourcing some logistics services. Here are a few signs it might be time to do so:

Customers are getting upset. You don’t always have all the inventory in place, and you don’t always have it shipped when it should be. Clients and customers call you, angry you didn’t make the delivery on time.
You are close to violating OSHA workplace safety standards. Instead of knowing you are in compliance, you cross your fingers you don’t have an unexpected visit from OSHA. Those boxes are getting a little close to the lights!