Benefits of a Global Logistics Company

As people, organizations, and businesses become more and more connected, the benefits of aligning with a global logistics services company are clearer than ever. Regardless of the scale of your business, the ability to ship goods domestically and internationally – safely, swiftly, and reliably – is key to staying competitive in the ever-expanding worldwide marketplace. As a global shipping and logistics company, we hear from a wide variety of our clients why they made the switch to outsource their shipping needs.

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The Benefits of a Global Logistics Services Company

If your business is growing or you’re finding it difficult to meet everyday shipping demands, working with an established global shipping and logistics company provides multiple benefits that allow you to expand your reach while keeping costs under control. We have been able to provide the following benefits for small, mid-size, and large businesses alike.

Access a Wide Network of Resources

To become a global logistics services company, you need to establish a network of shipping resources and carriers. What this brings to your business is the ability to scale up shipping quantity and speed while cutting back costs.

Free Up Time and Funds

As a business owner, you are constantly searching for ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency. Outsourcing logistics to a third-party provider allows logistical work to be conducted quickly and efficiently. As your business expands, so will paperwork, customs documentation, audits, and billing, which can significantly hinder further growth. Due to the scale and reach of a global logistics company with established points of contact all across the transport industry, it is often more cost-effective than hiring an in-house logistics team.

Ease of Use

We understand that while you would like to free up time for your business, you still want to be in the loop. Fortunately, with advancements in cloud computing and other technological developments, it is easy to share TRACKING INFORMATION between your global logistics services company and your business.

Outsourcing the challenges of logistics and shipping to one single global logistics company improves efficiency and cuts costs.

Expert Logistics and Shipping Services

At Prospect Shippers Fresh Handling, we offer industry-leading THIRD-PARTY LOGISTICS SERVICES, COOL CHAIN MANAGEMENT services, and OPTIMIZATION.

Our perishable shipping solutions cover a wide spectrum of industries, including FLOWERS AND PLANTS, PHARMACEUTICALS, PRODUCE AND PERISHABLES, SEAFOOD, and SPECIALTY FOODS. Our COMPETITIVE PRICING is second to none and will give your business the means to reach its full potential.

CONTACT our customer service representatives today to learn more about how Prospect Shippers Fresh Handling is the right global logistics services company for you.

Saluting You on National Logistics Day

Sometimes it seems like magic: you glance at a website, click an item, and it appears on your doorstep in days, if not hours. How that happens is a bit mysterious: yes, the order goes out over the internet, and yes, the delivery man shows up with your package.

But when you stop and think about the vast network at play (the millions of orders, the crowded warehouses, the trucks, the planes, the ships), it boggles the mind. Maybe it is all run by a wizard?

Or maybe, as it turns out, it involves a different sort of magic, the magic of logistics. What’s logistics, you ask? Well, it’s the large-scale coordination of people, supplies, and equipment. And in the modern world, it goes largely unnoticed. Most of us click and get on with our lives.

But lest we forget, the magic doesn’t happen by accident. And that’s where National Logistics Day comes in: it seeks to remind us of the men and women who work behind the scenes to make the miraculous seem mundane. And in doing so, it begs the question: how did it all begin? How did this vast, sprawling network get started in the first place?

A Brief History

Like most things, the network had humble origins. Before the Industrial Revolution, markets were local in nature. The farmer grew the wheat, the miller ground the flour, and the baker baked the bread – all for the locals.

Then came the railroads, ushering in a new age of long-distance transport. By the late 19th century, you could – with the help of refrigerated cars— haul fresh fruit from California to the East Coast, opening up whole new markets. Other innovations quickly followed: the first semi-truck arrived in 1898, the first forklift in 1917, and the first wooden pallet in 1925. The pallet was especially notable because it allowed materials to be stacked vertically in warehouses, saving time and space.

Then came World War II. Suddenly, the need for efficient supply lines became a national security concern. Since most materials were shipped overseas, the U.S. Army experimented with different cargo containers. Those experiments led to the development of a stackable container, which, in turn, led to the creation of a standard cargo container.

The result? A revolution in global trade.

Gone were the days when a cargo container had to be opened, transferred, and repackaged to fit a smaller railcar. The same container could now go from ship to train to truck and back again.

The next question was: how to keep track of everything?

Enter The Digital World

Before the 1960s, one can imagine desks covered in tottering stacks of paper. But in 1967, IBM moved to put an end to the endless paperwork by introducing the first computerized inventory system. That opened the door to dramatic improvements like barcodes and scanners, which allowed companies to track orders in real-time. A revolution in computing, software, and GPS (better shipping routes!) set the stage for the global supply chain.    The result? Efficiency, efficiency, efficiency.

Today, with A.I., drones, and a focus on sustainability, the future looks bright. But as we know from recent experience, problems remain.

Expect The Unexpected

Even in the modern age, the problems of the old world continue to haunt us: wars, pandemics, and natural disasters have recently exposed the frailties of the global supply chain. The risk of being overly reliant on any one country is now painfully obvious. In the future, diverse sourcing is a must. But even then, the ultimate success of the network will depend on people: those unsung men and women who work in the shadows to bring us the world – at the touch of a button.

And we at Prospect Shippers salute you!