What is a 3PL Logistics Company?

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A third-party logistics (3PL) company is a service provider that manages all or part of a business’s supply chain to simplify operations, contain costs, and improve customer experiences. This enables you to focus on your core business instead of struggling to handle the growing demands of product storage or the intricacies and costs of inbound and outbound freight management.

Services offered by a 3PL logistics company include:

Integrated logistics software: Transportation management systems (TMS) integrated with your existing software platforms for one unified source of information to facilitate tracking, tracing, and troubleshooting freight shipments while optimizing shipping costs and processes.

Freight transportation services: Commonly a 3PL logistics company can help you move inbound freight to your warehouse or outbound shipments to their final destination, such as a customer, at the best rate and service type. A 3PL logistics company often helps contain shipping costs, shorten shipping times, and provides easy access to extensive delivery options.

Warehousing: A 3PL logistics company may offer warehousing services like inventory storage and management, plus order fulfillment, shipping, and receiving. Additional related services some 3PL logistics companies offer, include order management and customer service.

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Expert Advice: A 3PL logistics company has deep experience and expertise in managing every phase of the supply chain for businesses of all sizes. This knowledge allows 3PLs to provide guidance for improving your operations and minimizing risks while containing costs.

As you scale your business, managing complex supply chain functions can become overwhelming, leading to potentially costly errors that may result in reduced profits and poor customer experiences.

A 3PL logistics company like BlueGrace partners with you so you’re free to focus on your core business and its growth. We can help you minimize freight costs while managing shipments to painlessly boost business growth and customer satisfaction.

BlueGrace 3PL logistics company offers:

  • Customizable transportation management solutions that help you manage your freight spend.
  • Our industry-leading TMS, BlueShip, for easy rate shopping, and freight shipment tracking and tracing
  • A network of over 250,000 established carriers across the country
  • 12 offices strategically located in major transportation hubs across the U.S

Don’t be overwhelmed by managing complex supply chain functions. Partner with a 3PL logistics company like BlueGrace so you can focus on your core business and its growth.

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The BlueShip® Platform

LTL Rating

Simplify your LTL with the proprietary BlueShip Rating Engine built for speed, accuracy, and performance. This LTL rating engine delivers thousands of rates in seconds through a single instance platform - so you can quote with confidence. As an open platform, it allows for an easy and accessible API with a software development kit available.

Multi-Modal Support

Built on a modern tech-stack with software products designed to support an increasing amount of transportation and modes. Full truckload, less-than-truckload, refrigerated, temperature controlled, flatbed, intermodal and more. BlueShip TMS is designed with flexibility and customization to support multiple modes and multiple integrations that provide the highest level of visibility across your supply chain.

Freight Tracking and Visibility

Having complete visibility to your freight is a necessity. With the BlueShip platform, you'll have access to built-in tracking, making it effortless to see where your freight is, every step of the way.

Predictive Analytics, Actionable Data & Meaningful Insights

BlueShip drives value through understanding, comprehending, and visualizing your logistics network data. Based on highly clean and accurate data, this gives you deep visibility across your supply chain. It allows for AI and machine learning, as well as predictive and prescriptive decision support analytics to build resilience, prepare for disruption and increase operations efficiency.