If you want to outsource your logistics to a 3PL, you can try logistics opportunity assessment. To deeply understand your business and deliver the most value, we offer a logistics opportunity assessment (LOA).
LOA is a comprehensive analysis of your current logistics processes, with business requirements taken into account. It is a three-stage process of research, evaluation and implementation of improvements to help your company enhance processes and save costs.
After signing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), we will benchmark freight rates and measure, categorize and assess the various elements of your total freight cost. PLS will give
you a detailed assessment of freight spend by mode, carrier, geographic and seasonal orientation.
We recognize the need to understand your entire logistics process before proposing a solution. Our team of logistics engineers will see first-hand how all of your operations are functioning. This will give us further insight, and knowing your entire process will give us a clearer picture of the obstacles your company faces.
The visit will focus on detailed interviews with personnel from the following areas:
This part of evaluation usually takes one to two days to execute.
From the information acquired from both stages of analysis, we will develop a customized logistics proposal. The proposal will contain a quantifiable savings strategy and a realistic service approach to meet your unique requirements.
Ideally, the analysis is performed with no less than six months of data. This data should include:
The quality and quantity of data will impact the effectiveness of our assessment. It is most convenient for this data to be delivered in a Microsoft Excel format. We do have the flexibility to accommodate copying and cataloging of freight bills on-site, but this will add several days to the assessment process.