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Public Warehouses Act as 3PL

Posted on Mon, Dec 20, 2010 @ 11:02 AM

Chicago Public WarehouseNeill Cartage and Warehouse is Chicago's premier full service logistics, warehousing, and distribution company.  Servicing the Midwest since 1946. 

Neill Cartage and other public warehouses act as 3rd party logistics locations (3PL) for companies who desire to outsource their storage, transportation, and other related job function. These 3PL's put the concerns and or welfare of several companies under one roof.  Managed by a trained and skilled staff that makes each of the companies that they serve a priority, with the customers of these companies being their major concern. Advanced technology helps the trained associates keep an accurate account of each and every company’s inventory.  The job of labeling, packing, shipping and distributing together with the task of taking inventory on a regular basis makes a public warehouse’s job a very important. It serves as the link between the supplier and the customers.

3PL facilities operate on different levels of expertise, depending upon the contract terms, types of clients involved, and customer requirements, among other facets that might possibly act as variants.  There are various types of 3PL, however public warehouses fall under the standard 3 PL type. In a standard facility, logistics is not the central focus. The function of storage is the main concern with the other supply chain elements secondary to the storage components.  The goal of the 3PL is to safely store all goods, while at the same time tracking their present and future inventory levels. This difficult and timely task helps to alleviate the stress from the company’s executives who already have enough on their plates.

In brief, a 3PL is a facility that is committed to serving several companies at one location, thus specializing in their needed steps from storage to distribution. In other words, a 3PL interacts with the participating parties to ensure successful end results.


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Tags: Third-Party Logistics, Chicago Public Warehouses