What is 3PL Warehousing, and how can it help your business?

Third Party logistics (abbreviated as 3PL or TPL) in logistics and supply chain management, is an organisation’s use of third-party businesses to outsource elements of its distribution, warehousing, and fulfillment services.

Third party logistics (3PL) providers typically specialise in integrated operations of warehousing and transportation services that can be scaled and customised to suit customers’ needs, based on market conditions, to meet the demands and delivery service requirements for their products. This allows the customer to scale up or down stock holdings and achieve immediate cost benefits where applicable.

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The 3pl Warehouse Advantage

The advantage of using a third party logistics (3PL) provider is that you, as a customer, are then able to allocate your resources to managing and growing your business and leave the daily fulfillment of orders to your nominated third party logistics provider. The 3PL warehouse will use their expertise in managing and expediting the fulfillment of your orders.

A major advantage of using a 3PL provider is the ability to fully manage your input costs. All elements of the distribution process can be quantified and costs pre-determined. These costs can be broken down to a carton rate or even an item rate. With all your logistics costs quantifiable, it allows you the ability to manage the important part of your business. In summary, this means that you will only pay for the services required and you do not need to carry costly overheads.

By choosing a 3PL for your logistics needs, reduced expenditure can be achieved in warehouse floor space, excess stock on-hand, plant and equipment costs, staff overheads and other large fixed overheads. In other words, by using a 3PL reduced costs can be achieved through economies of scale as your costs are directly apportioned to your sales.

MTS 3PL Warehousing Brisbane

MTS Warehousing and Distribution is an experienced 3PL Brisbane warehouse operator, and provides third party warehousing and pick and pack services in Australia. MTS was founded in 1993 and remains a leading Brisbane 3pl warehouse.

Our 3pl brisbane warehouse is located in the heart of Salisbury Queensland, and in close proximity to the Brisbane CBD. MTS utilises a network of carriers, both bulk carriers and courier companies, to ensure that your product can be distributed throughout Australia at a competitive market rate.

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Australia 3PL Companies – The 7 Rs in Logistics

Logistics is the management of the flow of things between the point of origin and the point of consumption to meet the requirements of customers or corporations.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in the UK defines the 7 R’s in logistics to achieve the correct logistical outcome as being:

The 7 R’s in logistics

1.     getting the Right product
2.     in the Right quantity
3.     in the Right condition
4.     at the Right place
5.     at the Right time
6.     to the Right customer
7.     at the Right price

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While this definition seems simple, think about the synchronised processes that need to take place within the third party warehouse in order for all the criteria such as timeliness, condition of goods, price and accuracy to be maintained.

MTS’ Brisbane logistics can help you to achieve the 7 R’s within your supply chain.

Too often clients are lost in larger organisations, affecting the service goals desired by using a 3PL and ultimately losing the ability to remain competitive by outsourcing.  

MTS focuses on a strong level of service for all clients, regardless of size or turnover. We’re ready to adapt to different levels of expectations and handling requirements to ensure our clients succeed in the marketplace.

To discuss a 3PL warehousing solution for your business, contact the MTS bulk storage Brisbane location.

“Your success determines our success.”


"Our company has been dealing with MTS for 20 years. Their high level of expertise in supply chain management has certainly given us a competitive edge against other similar suppliers in the state of Queensland. MTS are certainly a critical part of our business, always meeting the daily challenges presented to them. Looking forward to another 20 years of great service with them.

Eric - National Customer Service Manager

"Marine & Industrial Marketing have successfully grown and have done so with the support of MTS and their great service. The team at MTS have consistently supported our company over the past 20 years. Without them, our customers would be left floundering.

David - Managing Director

Over the past 5 years, MTS have been our 3PL Distribution Centre in Queensland. The guys work diligently and give total support to our sales team, assisting the delivery of our brand to the market and fulfilling whatever our customer base requires.

Martin - Director of Sales & Marketing

We have been dealing with MTS for over 20 years now making them the longest serving supplier to our business. Their attention to detail has meant they are advising us of errors we are making before we know ourselves. The MTS stock take is more accurate than our own warehouses. Great, personal service – if MTS say it can’t be done, it can’t be done.

Dave Woodward - Managing Director.

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