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How to choose an appropriate logistics supplier?

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I. Who are suppliers in logistics?

1. Suppliers in logistics are local or global companies.

Unlike other industries, logistics has many definitions about service suppliers. Each company could be involved in one or many procedures in progress delivering cargo from departure to destinations. It also means there will be many risks that could happen to your shipment if you choose the wrong agency. 

Depending on customer demand, there are some kinds of logistics suppliers. 

1PL: First-party logistics

1PL refers to companies that own cargo. They manage to deliver cargo from departure to a destination by themselves. Goods owners could invest in a warehouse system, truck force, logistics facilities to serve their demands. 

2PL: Second-party logistics

2PL refers to companies that own warehouse systems and offer distribution services by their vehicles.

These companies help reduce costs by investing in logistics facilities and by providing benefits for several clients. 2PL companies could take part in a step or several steps in the whole process of delivering cargo from departure to destinations. 

3PL: Third-party logistics 

Third-party logistics providers typically specialize in integrated warehousing and transportation services that can be scaled and customized to customers’ needs, based on market conditions, to meet the demands and delivery service requirements for their products. 

2. Several kinds of logistics suppliers

There are many kinds of logistics suppliers. They could be express companies, global forwarders, supply chain companies, logistics companies, shippers, etc.,

II. Using three basic standards to pick the right logistics supplier for your company

Knowledge of logistics market

An appropriate logistics supplier must be an acknowledged player in their field. Understanding specific points of the local market helps them make the right decisions and offers the best-integrated solutions. Also, unique selling points and end-users behavior become more effective than ever with long-term & short-term strategy.  

Readiness

Logistics partners must always be available if they want customers to come to find them. Customers prefer a provider who is always available and waiting for their calls than a company that only knows how to draw plans. Power of finance, human resources, and facilities is an essential triangle foundation to provide qualified services. 

Reputation 

Reputation simply is anything which people talk about a company. It brings more or less value, entirely depending on how that company is providing services. Reputation has to be built up by time and service completion. It’s easy to understand why a famous logistics supplier usually can find more customers than others. A company with a good reputation will have a higher customer satisfaction rate than the rest.

II. ALS logistics supplier

Providing comprehensive logistics solutions

With a consistent business strategy, ALS keeps focusing on aviation logistics services. ALS’s mission is to bring comprehensive logistics solutions by on-demands. ALS has an eight-airport terminal system, trucking force, and warehouses, all in good condition and available to offer. 

14-year experience in Vietnam and South East Asia

ALS has whole experience in providing logistics services for large-scale factories and industrial zones in Vietnam and South East Asia, such as Samsung Electronics, Samsung Displays, Foxconn, LG, Nokia, Microsoft, etc. 

Play the leading role in integrated logistics market

ALS invested in cold chain systems, specialized cold trucks, cross-border transportation systems, bonded warehouses, documentation warehouses, and other value-added services to bring more convenience for customers. This potential capacity had made ALS become the leading in integrated logistics throughout the year. 

III. ALS’s location network to provide logistics solutions

Industrial zone

ALS is located in many industrial zones to reach customer’s demands and shorten their distance from factories to terminals. We are in:      

  • Yen Phong Industrial Park, Yen Trung Commune, Yen Phong District, Bac Ninh
  • VSIP, Phu Chan Ward, Tu Son Town, Bac Ninh
  • Yen Binh IP, Dong Tien Ward, Pho Yen Town, Thai Nguyen
  • ….

Large & medium scale company

ALS also located in necessary logistics connecting areas such as: 

  • Noibai International Airport, Phu Minh commune, Soc Soc District, Hanoi
  • ICD, My Dinh 2 Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi
  • Gia Lam, Long Bien District, Hanoi
  • Ward 4, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. 

Cross-border region

ALS owns a logistics yard where it is essential to cross–border activities at Lang Son international border gate. This yard plays a vital role in transporting cargo between Vietnam and China or others in South East Asia.  

IV. How to contact ALS logistics supplier?

Via email

Don’t hesitate to connect us at contact@als.com.vn 

Via phone number/ hotline: 1900 3133

We are always here to respond to all your requirements. 

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