3PL & Warehousing Services

If warehousing and distribution is not a core competency at your organisation, your fulfilment and storage may require an overhaul for peak performance and profitability. The warehousing and 3PL services of BCR will improve your order fulfilment, inventory accuracy and visibility. After a thorough analysis, we configure and customise contract logistics services precisely to your needs and growth strategy. Our facilities are conveniently located in Darwin, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth, to ensure all your local Australian based requirements are met.

Domestic 3PL Warehousing

The rapid pace of innovation within logistics and supply chain and the opportunities for improvement have pushed 3PL providers to evolve from offering simple logistics services to more comprehensive 3PL services across Australia. In today’s economic market, 3PL companies have redefined their role based on the strategic coordination of their customers’ supply chain activities and the services they provide have become key ingredients in a successful supply chain. 3PLs are delivering more value by becoming a key partner to their customers and contributing to their competitive advantage.

In today’s world, you need information on your stock 24/7 for 3PL nationally or located in individual warehouses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth. Select a provider who uses radio frequency (RF) technology and a WMS that lets you track and trace the location and status of your orders. This increases transparency in your daily business. Ideally, the system should integrate with your other supply chain IT systems to reduce errors and improve accuracy.

Offshore 3PL Warehousing

Offshore warehousing is also known as origin consolidated freight services (CFS) or buyers consolidation. If you import sea freight containers you will pay for the space irrespective of the utilisation. Full container loads that aren’t fully loaded on international trade lanes adds up fast.  Origin consolidation or buyers consolidation describes the process of consolidating LCL (Less than a Container Load) shipments at or near the origin of the goods before they get shipped to Australia (or to anywhere else in the world).

By eliminating excess costs and gaining efficiencies, buyer’s consolidation can drastically enhance the end-to-end supply chain. Often it is possible to even shift costly operations, including value-added services (VAS) from destination to origin. Utilising an experienced Freight Forwarder with an extensive partner network provides access to origin infrastructure. BCR have 120 operating facilities across 100 countries to accommodate origin consolidation requirements.

Distribution

Our warehousing and distribution services bring you all the convenience of a single-source solution, fully customised to your needs now and in the future. We offer scalable distribution solutions that include a full range of transportation and warehousing solutions that allow you to meet the demands of your customers and service level agreements (SLAs).

For more than a century, BCR has continued to help small, medium and large businesses achieve an optimum logistics solution with freight forwarding, warehousing, and transportation, including air freight and sea freight services to and from the major ports including BrisbaneSydneyMelbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle (Perth).

Advantages of using a 3PL warehouse

The efficiency, reliability, and traceability of your supply chain is absolutely essential for your business to succeed, no matter if you are delivering to an end customer or another business. Engaging a 3PL provider like BCR comes with numerous benefits that help to streamline your logistics network and ensure you never miss a beat when it comes to delivering to your customers.

Third party logistics is usually the most cost-effective way for many organisations to oversee their logistics. Engaging 3PL companies like BCR to manage a supply chain is often a lot cheaper and less time-consuming than trying to organise this internally.

A 3PL warehouse is owned and operated by the firm you’ve outsourced to, meaning that responsibility for staffing, equipment, and the entire premises is on them. A professional third party logistics provider is going to be dedicated to their craft, meaning they will hire, train, and equip staff in the best possible manner to perform tasks in the most efficient way.

Engaging a 3PL warehouse also allows you to save money in the sense that you can scale your engagement with them based on seasonal demands. For example, you can scale back what you spend on third party services when you have a dip in demand for your goods, rather than paying for space that isn’t being used.

With any kind of outsourcing, you are trusting someone else to handle an integral part of your business. While this can be perceived as a loss of control, you have nothing to fear if you engage a highly reputable and experienced provider like BCR which works collaboratively with customers to achieve the best results.