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3PL Consulting Strategies

At KPI Solutions, our Third Party Logistics strategy uses a data-driven approach to help companies correctly identify their needs and determine which third-party logistics provider will best meet those needs.

Our 3PL consultants will provide you with the operations, engineering, and 3PL selection expertise necessary to achieve your objectives. We understand that several scenarios could occur and offer flexibility to work in a manner best suited for both parties to address the level of support required.

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Our 3PL Strategy:

  • Independent and objective recommendations
  • A complete analysis of provider options
  • Business case and deliverables to support the decision
  • Help in the next phase, 3PL Selection, if needed
Consultants for 3PL Selection

Questions to Ask When Developing a 3PL Strategy


How much would it cost annually if I were to manage distribution internally?


How much labor is required when utilizing a 3PL compared to owning our distribution?


What additional costs should I consider in a transition?


How much can I expect to spend for a 3PL, and what services do they provide?


What service levels could I achieve in each scenario?


What are the key characteristics of my business that may impact each scenario?

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Let us guide you in choosing the right 3PL partner – save time, avoid future hassles, and prevent costly switches later. Take the first step towards a tailored, efficient logistics solution for your business today.

KPI Solutions’ Consulting

We provide objective guidance to ensure the best decision for your company.

We will explore the many aspects of this decision and provide you with the information to make a confident decision along with an action plan to move forward.

We can also assist you with 3PL Selection. KPI provides that service independently and with objectivity.

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Why Choose KPI Solutions to Help You Evaluate & Select a 3PL Provider?

Our combined capabilities, services, and knowledge of warehouse and 3PL operations can help you determine the right decision for your business.
  • 3PL Market Awareness Market Awareness: KPI Solutions’ Consulting team has forward-leaning market knowledge, providing engineering teams with expert insights into logistics providers, technological trends, and supply chain best practices.
  • 3PL Selection Independent Analysis Independent Analysis: We conduct an objective, independent analysis of your business to determine the most suitable 3PL provider to meet your needs.
  • 3PL Selection Expert Guidance Expert Guidance: Our team of experienced consultants provides insightful, objective advice to empower your decision-making in 3PL agreements.
  • s-icon1 A Commitment to Your Growth: Partnering with KPI Solutions equates to aligning with a team dedicated to your business’s expansion.
3PL Evaluation, Selection and Strategy

Should You Use A 3PL To Distribute Products Or Manage That Service In-House?

KPI Solutions Consulting team explores answers for your specific business during our engagement, including developing an operational profile, project plan, and future visioning to determine a long-term solution.

When to Start Using a 3PL:

  • Assessing Needs: If handling logistics in-house is becoming too complex, costly, or inefficient.
  • Business Growth: When scaling up operations and needing a broader reach or specialized logistics services.
  • Focus on Core Business: To outsource logistics operations by concentrating on core business activities.
  • Access to Advanced Technology: If you need advanced logistics technology and expertise.

When to Keep Your Current 3PL Provider:

  • Consistent Performance: If the provider consistently meets or exceeds service level agreements and expectations.
  • Scalability and Flexibility: The provider can effectively scale and adapt to your business’s changing needs.
  • Assertive Communication: There is open, transparent, and effective communication, fostering a strong partnership.
  • Technological Alignment: The provider’s technology integrates well with your systems, offering efficiency and visibility.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Your customers are satisfied with the delivery and handling of your products, indirectly indicating the 3PL’s efficiency.
  • Continuous Improvement: The provider is committed to constant improvement, innovation, and staying abreast of industry trends.

When to Change 3PL Providers:

  • Service Level Issues: Consistent failure in meeting delivery, inventory management, or service quality standards.
  • Lack of Scalability: The current provider cannot scale services with business growth.
  • Cost Inefficiencies: High or increasing costs without corresponding benefits.
  • Technological Limitations: Lack of modern logistics technology and integration capabilities.
  • Poor Communication: Inadequate responsiveness and transparency.
  • Geographic Limitations: Need more reach for expanding business operations.

When to Stop Using a 3PL:

  • In-house Capabilities: Develop robust in-house logistics capabilities that are more cost-effective or efficient.
  • Business Model Changes: When a fundamental shift in the business model exists, 3PL services are redundant or misaligned.
  • Control and Oversight: Desire for greater direct control over logistics and supply chain operations.
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis: If the overall cost of outsourcing outweighs the benefits, considering in-house management might be more advantageous.

The KPI Solutions Consulting team is here to help you manage these complex decisions and give you a clear understanding of where your organization is and where your business goals need to take you.

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