Third Party Logistics [3PL] companies work to stitch together solutions for their clients and the consumer market.  Third Party Logistics providers generally focus on one region and target providing either transportation or warehousing.  That's where Belacon is different. Belacon combines the shipping capacities with the warehouses needed, and effectively covers North America. 

Third Party Logistics [3PL] companies work to stitch together solutions for their clients and the consumer market.  Third Party Logistics providers generally focus on one region and target providing either transportation or warehousing.  That's where Belacon is different. Belacon combines the shipping capacities with the warehouses needed, and effectively covers North America. 

The idea is that the shared capabilities keep goods within reach of the consumer market, while maintaining their visibility across many regions to the client.  The 3PL worries about managing all of the movements for the client, so that the client can continue manufacturing goods and deciding where to distribute those goods. But, why is that a big deal?

In short:  You, the client, don't have to own your distribution.
You just sell goods. 

You don't have to build your own warehouses or buy your own trucks, you don't have to get your own freight certifications, you don't have to do the maintenance.  You tell the 3PL what you need, and they do the legwork for you.  In terms of expanding a company's reach, you don't have to outlay nearly as many expenses - since you can piggyback on an already well-constructed network of storage facilities, transportation lanes, and staff that can manage day-to-day operations and provide key management reports.

For Example:

Say that you're a beverage company, and you're already well-established on the East Coast, but there's demand for your kind of products in Seattle.  A National Network, like Belacon's, can easily ship a portion of your stock over to the Seattle area and store it for distribution in a test market.  You can debut in a new market without putting all of your eggs in one basket.  When your product flies off of the shelves at your new Seattle retail locations, we assess the amount of units you're going to move next month and restock the distribution center appropriately.

Say that you're a container manufacturer, and you've got a manufacturing campus in the Midwest that produces Returnable Transport Items, Plastic Containers, Totes - which you then lease out.  Belacon's Transportation arm can ship those containers out to your customers, our network of Warehouses can track and receive them, make repairs, clean, re-lable, and reissue them for you.  Our network will Manage Your Assets.  We provide reports through our IT solution and our team of logisticians, maintaining visibility for your assets, we manage the headache.

Say that you're a foreign company looking to import goods into the U.S. and Canada for distribution.  Belacon can handle your customs arrangements and allow your company to tap into the vast consumer markets across North America.  Once you're in port, we can set up container drayage and get your goods shipped out to warehouses, distribution centers, processing facilities, or retail locations as needed.  We'll set you up with the most economical transportation lanes and best quality warehousers near your target market to ensure that your goods are flowing consistently.

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