Outsourcing distribution operations to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider can offer valuable advantages and opportunities. It is also a complex endeavor with far-reaching effects. The right 3PL can provide a healthcare manufacturer with the flexibility it needs to develop new products, expand capabilities and add markets. A 3PL that doesn’t meet performance standards can adversely impact customer service levels, hinder business growth, and even impact patient outcomes.
Sedlak’s experts have helped numerous companies in a variety of markets determine whether to insource or outsource their distribution operations and leverage their 3PL relationships to maximize efficiencies and improve customer service at the right cost.
The Sedlak Advantage: Unmatched Expertise in Retail Facility and Operations Planning and Remarkable Knowledge of the 3PL Industry
Our expertise in healthcare distribution operations combines with our broad knowledge of 3PL providers in the healthcare space to enable our clients to make decisions around outsourcing and readily navigate the 3PL landscape.
In-House versus 3PL: For healthcare manufacturers considering in-house versus 3PL for their distribution operations, Sedlak’s experts assist with comparing the costs/benefits of this critical decision by analyzing business objectives, core competencies and distribution requirements to arrive at a go-forward recommendation. We can also help you decide which aspects of your distribution operation are most suited to outsourcing.
3PL Performance: Sedlak’s 3PL assessment process benchmarks existing 3PL performance against stringent metrics to determine whether you are receiving the quality, cost-effective service you deserve.
Selection: If outsourcing some or all of your distribution operations to a 3PL is the right path, or if it’s time to seek a new 3PL provider, Sedlak provides professional guidance at every turn. Our experts clearly define the third-party support requirements and manage the bid process to enable a successful partnership. Once the right 3PL is identified, our expert advisors will establish a framework for success—and help you achieve it over time. For more complex facilities, our professionals work with the 3PL provider to develop a facility and operations design that will meet your needs at the right cost.
Insourcing: We also help companies that seek to reverse their outsourcing and bring distribution operations back in-house through our facility and operations planning and design services and related services.
3PL Selection and Implementation Consulting Services
The healthcare consulting experts at Sedlak have helped healthcare manufacturers of all sizes and scopes improve their service delivery infrastructure, strategy and operations. For more information about our healthcare manufacturer consulting services, please fill out our contact form below, and a Sedlak professional will be in touch shortly to discuss your needs.