Logistics Company as 3PL for SMYPC (2020 Innovation)

Transportify: Driving Change with SMYPC

Transportify Philippines’ Head of Operations Paulo Bengson was one of the speakers for the 2017 Innovations Day of San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation (SMYPC), held last November 17 at the Acacia Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila. This year’s Innovations Day of SMYPC had a theme titled TRANSFORMERS: Driving Change, Transforming Lives.

Bengson’s talk was titled Innovating to Survive: Sharing economy technology finding its place in logistics. The topic focused on effective strategies in operating businesses. The seminar started with an introduction about Transportify and the on-demand delivery app’s history, mission and vision, and basic features, before proceeding to discuss how Transportify as a logistics company strategically overcome the challenges it usually faces, inspiring the audiences.

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SMYPC introduced Transportify Philippines as a logistics company service provider. SMYPC qouted Transportify as “is already making waves for taking the first step in reinventing delivery in the country and a blessing to our MSMEs […] We believe that [Transportify] can help us nurture a culture of innovation in the [SMYPC] company.”

It is such an honor for a big corporation like SMYPC to recognize Transportify’s efforts to revolutionize the country’s logistics industry through effective local same-day delivery, track package features, and by being a reliable logistics company or 3PL partner to entrepreneurs.

Here’s a table to give you a quick summary of our rates and pricing as a competitive and reliable logistics company:

FleetBase PriceSize
10-W Wing VanP8,000L: 32 ft
W: 7.8 ft
H: 7.8 ft
Closed Van
Extra Space
P2,400L: 14 ft
W: 6 ft
H: 6 ft

Closed Van
P2,000L: 10 ft
W: 5 ft
H: 5.5 ft
Pickup Truck
Extra Space
P2,250L: 14 ft
W: 6 ft
H: Open

Pickup Truck
P1,800L: 10 ft
W: 6 ft
H: Open

L300/Van
P500 (Manila)
P430 (Pampanga)
L: 7 ft
W: 4 ft
H: 4 ft
Economy
Extra Space
P240 (Manila)
P220 (Pampanga)
L: 5 ft
W: 3.2 ft
H: 2.8 ft

Economy
P190 (Manila)
P170 (Pampanga)
L: 3.5 ft
W: 2 ft
H: 2.5 ft

Aside from Bengson, the 2017 Innovations Day of SMYPC also featured seminars and speeches conducted by other young, inspiring individuals from different fields. All of whom were able to create products, inventions, and innovative works that are worthy of recognition even if they are not related to the packaging industry.

Innovations Day of SMYPC is an annual one-day company event now in its fourth year. The event usually gathers speakers who can discuss innovations in packaging technology, as well as people who made breakthroughs in other industries. This year’s event was attended by the crucial SMYPC personnel, the Company President, Business Managers, Plant Managers, Technical Staff, Finance, Procurement, and Sales and Marketing Group, along with an estimated total of 200 audiences.

SMYPC is an international packaging solutions provider based in the Philippines. They provide a wide range of quality products from glass, to plastics, to metal, and more across the globe. SMYPC is a joint venture of San Miguel Corporation and Nihon Yamamura Glass Co., Ltd.

Services That Are Included in a Logistics Company as 3PL for SMYPC

The 3PL or third-party logistics company is a supply chain with a versatile work process that serves as a middle person between the buyer and the seller. Whenever you purchase a particular business online, these 3PL or third-party logistics company are the ones who will deliver the products right at the front of your door.

Different eCommerce businesses, warehousing companies, suppliers, and corporations like SMYPC hire a logistics company to maintain and expand their inventory and grow their market areas. Most logistics companies consist of administrative departments and warehouses, which will handle your stocks and supplies; others will deliver your products to your customers right at the front of their doors.

This 3PL or third-party logistics company is catering to several businesses and industries; today, they are becoming more irresistible to eCommerce business. Logistics companies can ship your goods and products to any part of the Philippines.

They are more than just a warehouse; logistics companies have a lot of useful functions too. Let’s check some of the services offered by a 3PL or third-party logistics company.

Transportation

One of the significant logistics services offered by a 3PL is transportation. By utilizing different kinds of trucks and other vehicles, logistics company make use of their fleet to transport your goods at your customer’s house. Also, there’s an optimized route that they used for transportation. Having that said, it helps in minimizing the confusion among drivers. Moreover, this process, called an optimized route, ensures faster and hassle-free delivery.

Freight Forwarding

Sometimes 3PL companies don’t have an asset of their own. What they do is connect with other logistics service providers to transport a specific product for their customers. They will act as a middle man or medium of connection for the shipment of various merchandise on behalf of the shipping company or shippers.

There’s a continuous change in demand for this kind of shipping method. Often, it becomes more difficult for an eCommerce business to handle the entire freight shipping by themselves.

These logistics companies handle everything promptly. Also, they make sure that the products will arrive safely through efficient freight shipping.

Warehousing

Some 3PL companies own their warehouses. Others are focused on the innovation of shipment deliveries. There are several distribution points for these logistics warehouses, as per the location area. These warehouses act as a storehouse for different kinds of goods. The deliveries from the warehouse take place after the order placement.

Some of these 3PL logistics also offer different types of equipment, such as cranes and lifts, to provide flexible product movement. Moreover, these kinds of services are provided by many eCommerce companies. Besides, a specific business or industry can take up logistics services.

There are several eCommerce giants, corporations like SMYPC often take up dedicated warehouses, but mostly, these logistics companies are available for all types of warehousing services.

Reverse Logistics Services

In this 3PL sector, confusions and errors are widespread. With several products that travel miles and kilometers away, to reach the customer’s destination might often lead to damaged and broken. In this scenario, apart from the refund that most 3PL companies offered, there’s another thing that needs to be completed.

It is called reverse logistics. A 3PL handles all the disposal cleaning of inventory to ensure that no unwanted goods or items are present in the warehouse.

Giving Best Offers

To keep customers from using the services, most 3PL companies provide a lot of tempting and attractive offers to their clients. With that having said, it enhances the operational efficiency of the industry. Also, it helps to maintain an excellent customer-seller relationship, which can, later on, build trust and an excellent reputation for the business.

They offer valuable benefits to everyone that chooses to be partnered with them to ensure that it is ultimately beneficial for the customers, suppliers, retailers, and them as well. These kinds of offers will help them to increase their overall sales and to add value in every service they provide to their customers.

Courier Shipping Services

A courier shipping service is a little bit faster than freight shipping. Given that freight shipments handle large products and bulk deliveries, courier shipping is perfect for small or mail packages only. However, it requires an excellent level of management.

A simple error and mistake in delivery details can lead to misrouting and can end up in a massive loss for both the customer and the seller.

Other logistics companies also offer quality courier service and transport your products on time. Most of the eCommerce platforms and companies consider couriers as their last options since it is quite expensive compared to freight shipping.

In this process, the package reaches directly to the customer’s house from the buyer. The packaging contains the company name or business name.

Postponement Packaging

Other 3PL companies provide drop shipping services for their customers to help them deliver a high volume of their products at the lowest price. This kind of process is useful for bulk shipping. Because it saves up expenses for labor and additional shipment cost.

The process is based on the operation size. Also, it is beneficial when it comes to the environment and marketing management.

When it comes to cargo delivery and shipping, all of these businesses and industries are nothing without the help of logistics. These logistics companies are complying with the nation’s standard trade guidelines.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the best logistics company to partner for small business?
🦅 There are a number of logistics company tailored to different kinds of businesses. Some world known logistics company like Maersk, transport huge types of equipment. Their services include large cargo ships to help transfer these equipments from country to country. DHL, LBS, UPS, and JRS express are more commonly used for parcel deliveries. Lalamove and Transportify are new players in the logistics industry that offers easy logistics solutions with the use of a mobile app. They also offer a business program that is fit for small businesses as an alternative to having their own delivery fleet.

How does third party logistics services work?
🦅 Managing the logistics of a supply chain requires lots of detailed work and requires thorough monitoring of the processes and systems. SMEs will have a difficult time managing this as it keeps up in a fast-paced economy like in Manila. SMEs who desire to keep up with the competition can hire third-party logistics companies to help them in their logistics needs. 3PL, like Transportify, offers a Business Program that is dedicated to aiding businesses in handling their deliveries. This eases the workload of SMEs so that they can cut costs and gives them extra time to focus on their production.

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