Logistics Outsourcing – Find the Right Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) to Meet Your Needs
Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) Evaluation, Selection, Contract Negotiation, and Implementation Support
Armstrong & Associates (A&A) has been a leader in third-party logistics outsourcing since 1986 and developed the initial “Contact to Contract” end-to-end logistics outsourcing process. As the global leader in Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Market Research and publisher of the “Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide“, we know which leading 3PLs can meet clients’ logistics needs, and how to integrate and manage them to drive competitive advantage.
A&A approaches logistics outsourcing from a strategic make/buy perspective to determine the net benefit of outsourcing. If a client makes the strategic decision to outsource, our team will facilitate the effort to find a capable third-party logistics provider, support contract negotiation, and integrate internal processes with outside services.
3PL relationships often last three or more years. Which 3PL or 4PL solution is right for your company? Leverage A&A’s expertise in making critical global or domestic 3PL and 4PL outsourcing decisions. A&A can help you select the right provider to meet your logistics needs in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America.
Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL/4PL) Relationship Audit & Benchmarking
A&A’s consultants have reviewed hundreds of 3PL operations, spearheaded 3PL evaluation and selection logistics outsourcing projects, led investment and acquisition due diligence projects on target 3PLs, and participated in 3PL operations startups and strategic planning initiatives. A&A’s proprietary knowledge and 3PL market research information and benchmarks gives it a “leg up” when comparing a 3PL versus competitors. Put A&A’s experience and benchmarks to use in reviewing your current 3PL relationship(s).
“TKO” – Turn-Key Logistics Outsourcing Service
Use A&A’s industry expertise to help you identify the best group of third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to include in your RFP (request for proposal) or RFI (request for information).
Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) Contract Review and Implementation
A&A has been assisting clients with logistics outsourcing projects since 1986. Once the final 3PL candidates have been selected, the hard work often begins as both parties prepare a mutually acceptable contract.
Centralized Transportation Management Programs and Carrier Negotiations
A&A personnel have been assisting clients with transportation management programs for over 25 years. This service includes both carrier contract negotiation through a request for proposal (RFP) bid process, or through individual contract negotiations. Since A&A is not a 3PL, all carriers contract directly with your company.