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How a 3PL Takes Your Product From Maker to Market

How a 3PL Takes Your Product From Maker to Market 

How a 3PL Takes Your Product From Maker to Market

If you’re looking for a cost-effective and convenient method to get your products to the market, partnering with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider is a valuable supply chain solution. A 3PL is dedicated to handling everything within your supply chain, ensuring your goods move to your customers quickly, efficiently and safely. But what does a 3PL do to support your needs?

A Step-by-Step Look at a 3PL’s Role in the Supply Chain

You’ve created a product customers want to purchase. With your goods in hand, you can source a 3PL provider to take things from there. 3PLs offer various services under a single name to ensure your products reach customers efficiently and in excellent condition.

A Step-by-Step Look at a 3PL's Role in the Supply Chain


3PL providers specialize in cost-effective transportation solutions to get your products where they need to go. Whether orders need to go across the country or to the next town over, a provider with experienced drivers will make sure they reach their destination. The best 3PL partners offer reliable strategies to optimize routes, adhere to local and national regulations and ensure your deliveries arrive on time.

Your relationship with a 3PL transportation provider often begins with the need to get your products to a warehouse. Keller Trucking is a premier transportation service supplier capable of hauling medical supplies, manufacturing materials, consumer goods, and food and beverage products along 250-mile short-haul lanes.

When orders come in, your 3PL partner will load the goods and transport them for you. Our affiliate, Keller Freight Solutions, extends our trucking capabilities to cover long-haul lanes throughout the Midwest, mid-Atlantic, Southeastern and Southern United States.


Once the trucks arrive at the warehouse, your 3PL provider will get to work processing and sorting your goods to ensure they’re properly inventoried, organized and ready for order fulfillment.

Warehouses are beneficial spaces to watch over and consolidate your inventory. When you work with a 3PL partner, you can take advantage of services tailored to fit your needs and budget, including labeling, quality inspection and order processing. An advanced warehouse management system (WMS) supports this work and provides unrivaled visibility.

The right 3PL should have enough storage space to handle your inventory, with the capability of scaling with you. At Keller Logistics Group, we manage over 3 million square feet of warehouse space nationwide with adequate security measures and food-grade solutions. Our teams have the vast knowledge required to streamline your distribution and give you more control over your supply chain.


Many warehouses also offer contract packing services. Also known as co-packing, contract packaging is vital to getting your goods to market in pristine condition. Co-packing services include repacking, boxing, shrink-wrapping, display building, sorting and inventory management.

Keller Warehousing & Co-Packing offers all these contract packing services and much more from our 600,000-square-foot facility in Ohio. We have over 40 years of experience delivering high-quality co-packing services, giving our team the knowledge and experience to work with products like food, beverages, consumer packaged goods, building materials, and health and beauty products.


A 3PL provider closes the loop when orders are placed, preparing products for shipment. Most 3PLs offer pick-and-pack fulfillment. The first step is retrieving purchased goods in the right quantities from storage locations. Workers will then pack them securely and create shipping labels before placing them on trucks, ready to hit the road.

Partner With Keller Logistics Group for Comprehensive 3PL Supply Chain Solutions

Many different services are provided under the umbrella of a single 3PL, all coming together to ensure your product gets to the customer efficiently. When you want to partner with an industry leader, Keller Logistics Group should be at the top of your list. We opened up shop in 1978. Since then, we’ve been committed to offering dependable trucking, warehousing and co-packing services that drive meaningful value for your business.

Get in touch with our team to learn more about our services and request a free, no-obligation quote today.

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Learn more about what makes Keller Logistics Group and its affiliates the best choice for your company’s 3PL logistics needs. Contact us to learn more about our services and request a no-obligation quote. Call 419-780-3767 or return our online contact form today.