Ignoring the Benefits of Outsourcing Logistics Could Kill Your Business
William Leishhman of Scooteretti talks about what outsourcing logistics and warehousing did for his business:
Traditional wisdom would argue that you save money when you handle services in-house.
But when it comes to logistics, unfortunately that approach is dead wrong.
No matter the size of your company, you’ll save money when you put the specialists – and economies of scale – to work for you.
Here are the main benefits of outsourcing warehousing and logistics services.
1. Save Money
This is the single biggest benefit to outsourcing your logistics – and it outweighs all the rest.
Most businesses simply don’t have the budget to purchase or lease their own facility, hire staff, and provide training and supervision. Even larger businesses find it’s simply less expensive to take advantage of the savings of going with an experienced provider like Boyd.
While the exact amount you save will depend on the size and nature of your business, you’ll be taking the following costs out of the equation:
- Facility and overhead, including HVAC, other utilities, and security systems
- Labour costs, including experienced logistics managers and qualified drivers
- Technology costs, including everything from forklifts to specialized inventory management software
- Transportation costs, including buying and maintaining a fleet of trucks
When you hire a professional warehousing and logistics provider, you get the benefit of their existing staff and infrastructure. At Boyd, you pay only for the space and services you need, and take advantage of the efficiencies we can provide.
Best of all, we can provide more space and additional services as your business grows.
2. Save Time – and Have More Bandwidth for the Rest of Your Business
Managing the details of day to day of order fulfillment and transportation takes time. There are a wealth of details to locating products, freeing them from storage, assembling orders, checking shipments, and arranging for efficient transport to the final destination.
When you leave all the details to Boyd, you and your team are free to focus on finding new customers and growing your business.
3. Peace of Mind from Expert Risk Management
With warehousing and shipping, there’s a lot to learn and a lot that can go wrong. From facility break ins to employee sick days to simply losing track of inventory, anything unexpected can jeopardize the future of your business.
When you take advantage of Boyd’s services, you get the peace of mind from our expert staff and proven processes that have been tested and improved since we began providing commercial logistics in 1988.
4. Higher Customer Satisfaction Thanks to Specialist Inventory Software
Great businesses are built one delighted customer at a time. If you’ve ever run out of inventory accidentally and had to disappoint a customer, you know this can kill repeat business and referrals.
Boyd offers state-of-the-art secure remote inventory monitoring from anywhere via your laptop or mobile device. You can check your inventory at any time of day or night, ensuring you stay up to date and don’t make promises you can’t keep.
Boyd: Your Expert Logistics Partner
Boyd has been providing commercial logistics since 1988, working with small, medium, and large businesses worldwide.
With over 50,000 square feet of indoor warehouse space, you can’t find a better logistics partner than Boyd. Ask about our complete or à la carte service offerings that include:
- Storage and transportation
- Order fulfillment (pick and pack)
- Cross-docking for greater efficiency