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Strategic 3pl Partnerships Add Value

The necessity to add value to basic warehousing for today’s customers is becoming ever more important. Strategic partnerships allow for the opportunity to focus on what you do best and allow your 3PL partner to fill the void where your team may lack experience or infrastructure.

Building strategic partnerships with our customers allows us to leverage our warehousing and systems experience to help them be successful in finding solutions that work best for their company and future goals, freeing up valuable time and resources to focus on core business activities, such as product development and customer acquisition. Our partnership with one of the premier suppliers of components to the lawn and garden equipment industry has been a great example of working together to build a successful, individualized warehouse solution.


Our customer was looking for a 3PL partner to provide a solution that would allow them to stop concentrating on logistics and start focusing on their core proficiency, producing high quality, reliable lawn-care solutions for their growing customer needs. They didn’t just want warehousing, they wanted a flexible solution that allowed them the ability to increase production capacity, improve service, and reduce inventory costs.

One of the key benefits of using a 3PL warehousing solution is the cost savings it can provide. By outsourcing your warehousing needs, you can avoid the significant investment required to build and maintain your own warehouse facilities. Additionally, you can benefit from economies of scale and shared resources that can result in lower overall costs for storage, handling, and transportation.


Keller Warehousing & Co-Packing became this premier supplier’s 3PL partner, operating their warehouses in 2014. Since then, we have worked directly with their team to continuously improve the solutions that offer the best performance for their operations.

Another advantage of a 3PL warehousing solution is the flexibility it offers. As your business grows and evolves, your warehousing needs may change. By partnering with a 3PL provider, you can easily scale your operations up or down as needed, without the hassle of managing your own facilities. This flexibility can help you adapt to changing market conditions and seasonal fluctuations in demand.

The process began by building a custom system online which provided the company and their suppliers the ability to view real-time inventory levels, manage shipments, and gave their quality team direct access to Keller’s inventory system to manage inspection records. After that, we developed an automated email notification system which allows our customer and their vendors to track receipts and shipments through the system; improving invoicing accuracy, maintaining set inventory levels, and aiding in the growth of their Vendor Managed Inventory.

We then developed a Just-In-Time carton picking solution to reduce the unnecessary inventory they were holding internally for production. By changing to an automated reorder system based on minimum stocks, we only send the parts they need at their facility to meet production planning, and cut back on the space they required to hold excess parts. This has given them the ability to reduce their on-hand inventory costs and improve production supply accuracy. More importantly, it has allowed them the space to grow their production capacity as needed to meet customer demands. By giving our customer direct access to our online system, they have the capability to manage their minimum stocks and fulfillment needs directly, giving them overall control of supply for their production schedule.

Since the implementation years ago, they have seen some of the best production supply numbers in their history of operation and the lowest number of expedite shipments from shortages. As their 3PL partner, we continue to work together to find more efficient ways to improve operations as they grow, while continuing to offer flexible solutions needed to help them reach their goals.

Like the above example, in addition to cost savings and flexibility, a 3PL warehousing solution can also provide access to advanced technology and expertise. Many 3PL providers invest in state-of-the-art warehouse management systems and processes to optimize inventory control, order fulfillment, and logistics operations. By leveraging their expertise and resources, you can improve the efficiency and accuracy of your supply chain, leading to faster delivery times and higher customer satisfaction.

Overall, a 3PL warehousing partnership can provide solutions that can add significant value to your business by reducing costs, increasing flexibility, and improving operational efficiency. While not essential for every company, incorporating a 3PL warehousing partner into your supply chain strategy can help you stay competitive in today’s dynamic marketplace. If you’re looking to streamline your operations and focus on core business activities, consider partnering with a 3PL provider to take your warehousing and distribution to the next level.

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