East Granby, CT, November 08, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The current issue of Picking Perfection, explored why 3PL companies are becoming an important part of today's supply chain. These companies offer services that can allow businesses to outsource part or all of their supply chain management function. Many 3PL companies offer a wide range of services including: inbound freight, freight consolidation, warehousing, distribution, order fulfillment, and outbound freight. The growth of 3PL companies has been driven by the need for businesses to become leaner, reducing assets, and allowing focus on core business processes.
The November 3rd issue of Picking Perfection, suggested the growth of 3PL companies began back in the 1980's when businesses began to look for new ways in which they could outsource logistics functions and concentrate on their core business. One company that has been associated with the 3PL revolution is FedEx. The company's overnight delivery service changed the way in which Business-to-Business and Business-to-Customer transactions operated. This offered businesses the opportunity of using just-in-time techniques, which saved warehousing space and reduced overall costs. The introduction of efficient-consumer-response (ECR) techniques led to smaller and more efficient shipment sizes, which in turn further reduced costs.
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Pcdata USA Pick-to-light systems are part of a lean process, offering shorter throughput times, fewer errors, significant cost savings; additionally the result is increased customer satisfaction, a faster ability to supply products, and process transparency. Traditional picking methods are one of highest expenses when operating a warehouse. Pcdata USA lowers that cost through leading edge Pick-to-light systems. Pcdata USA installation versus implementation products are experiencing huge growth in hundreds of business sectors throughout North America.
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