Delivery Notes

QCS serves 3PL clients in life sciences, retail

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 14, 2016 11:30:00 AM

3PL customers benefit from cost efficient, streamlined transportation services

Whether transporting soil samples between labs, delivering time-sensitive medical specimens to a clinic or hospital, or picking up books to be distributed and read again, QCS Logistics is relied on to provide seamless third-party logistics (3PL) by clients in a variety of fields.

QCS currently provides third-party logistics (3PL) services to customers in medical, life sciences and retail for distribution throughout Southeast Louisiana and extending to Lafayette, Alexandria, Monroe and Shreveport, La., to Atlanta and Dallas, Texas.

A 3PL can be engaged in various aspects of your company’s transportation and distribution needs, including warehousing, transportation management software, freight rate negotiation, in-depth reporting, forecasting, and more, depending on the need.

QCS’s 3PL client work includes:

  • Scheduled pick up and delivery of soil samples throughout Louisiana for a national environmental testing laboratory.
  • After hours routed pick-ups of medical samples between Lafayette and Baton Rouge for a regional clinical laboratory.
  • Local pick up from libraries and delivery to regional hubs in Dallas and Atlanta for a national book reseller.

Hassle Free and Cost-Efficient Logistics 

Engaging a 3PL provider offers a streamlined and seamless logistics solution to meet each client’s transportation needs, with one point of contact over deliveries and a single platform for managing and tracking.

“Our clients can track all their deliveries in real time through our online logistics software, so they can know what deliveries have been made and where packages are at any time,” said QCS Partner and Business Development Director Jason Burns. 

A 3PL can also free up time to focus on more important elements of running your business. The 3PL provider will manage day-to-day issues such as compliance, insurance, and hiring, training and screening drivers. Meanwhile, with a 3PLs' expertise, technology and relationships within the industry, your company can reap significant savings through route optimization and other efficiencies.

“A lot of companies don’t have the relationships in transportation to know who is qualified and who has coverage in these markets,” Burns said.

While some organizations have the human capital, industry depth and expertise, and IT infrastructure to manage their transportation in house, a majority do not. Today, more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies outsource some aspect of their logistics. With outsourcing, a team of dedicated professionals can handle some or all aspects of delivering your inventory or product to the end user, whether a patient, lab, retailer or customer.

Driven to Serve

Call 504-940-6262 or email Jason to review your transportation services needs and to learn how QCS Logistics is Driven to Serve.

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