3PL and 4PL Outsourcing

We are Supply Chain and Logistics Consultants who have been in business for over 30 years. We have a very successful track record and a high rate of repeat business.

3PL and 4PL Outsourcing. What makes our consultants unique?

3PL and 4PL outsourcing refers to the outsourcing of third-party and fourth-party logistics operations. 3PL refers to using Third Party Logistics and 4PL refers to using Fourth Party Logistics.

The main advantage of hiring 3PL and 4PL providers, or outsourcing some or all of these supply chain functions is to enable the company to focus on the things it does best - it's core competencies.

3PL solutions will often focus on using providers of integrated services. Storage and transportation, for example, is a natural mix. In this arrangement, the third party will take ownership of some or maybe all of the logistics functions and carry them out on behalf of the company.

4PL solutions takes it one step further. It will put all the logistics functions in the hands of a logistics specialist. That contractor will then subcontract some, or maybe, all of the work. So it offers the distributor internal Warehouse Management Systems that will manage the key areas; for example inventory, orders and shipping.

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3PL and 4PL Outsourcing Experts

Bisham Consulting: How our consultants can help with your 3PL or 4PL Outsourcing Requirements

At Bisham, our 3PL and 4PL outsourcing services have one very clear objective. We believe the priority is to ensure a healthy return on your investment whilst maintaining customer service levels. Essentially the aim is to optimise efficiency, reduce outgoings and improve performance.

We specialise in strategy, evaluation and tender process management.

Our knowledge is based on hundreds of procurement and logistics contracts as former Commercial and Operations Directors. So as 3PL and 4PL Outsourcing  Consultants, with our extensive experience we can secure superb deals and incredibly effective results for our clients. We believe that using a company like us for your outsourcing requirements will result in finding the right logistics partners with correctly structured deals. This will result in a significant improvement in performance and financial returns.

Bisham Consulting has a team of experienced 3PL and 4PL Outsourcing Consultants to ensure specialist expertise and resources.

Usually, this is in areas where a client may not have the knowledge, experience, the capital or the time to do it themselves. As mentioned earlier, it also means the company can focus on its core competencies. So the focus of our 3PL and 4PL outsourcing services is to help our clients save money by eliminating unnecessary costs, time, errors and resources.

To achieve this we dovetail our management team and all of our resources into your company as if it were your own department.

So we believe we can deliver major improvements that will quickly impact on your bottom line.

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What our experience means for you.

We offer a range of 3PL and 4PL services from:-

  • Outsourcing management strategy development.
  • Assisting with tender specifications, selection and evaluation.
  • Contract negotiations and implementation management.

Tasks include:-

  • Tender management process to improve speed.
  • Data collection and validation so you get better accuracy. It's hard to manage the things you know about. It's even harder to manage the things you don't know about. Accurate data puts you in control. Using that data wisely impacts immediately on the company's performance.
  • Evaluation of operating and capital costs and service performance. This is a critical element in the assessment process, most importantly because it means bigger profits.
  • So this will ensure there is a genuine cultural fit between the contractor and the client.
  • Getting a competitive advantage is everything. Small improvements on the margin can quickly lead to massive benefits. If you are just 1% better than the competition, it will translate into far more than a 1% increase in business.
What are the client benefits?

SAVE TIME: Our practical experience operating on both sides of industry eases the path to a workable outsourcing management solution.

IMPROVED BUSINESS FOCUS: By outsourcing to us you are left to focus on your core competencies.

BETTER STRATEGY: Bisham can help you decide what you need (the Strategic Decision). We identify who might collaborate with you and provide the service (Knowledge of the Market Providers). Finally, the all-important RFI (Request for Information) process.

VISIBLE RESULTS: We then help you to structure the tender for the services. We manage through the Procurement (ITT process) and build and negotiate a workable contract.

INCREASED PROFITS: Setting up 3PL and 4PL outsourcing contracts that will genuinely work requires both focus and attention to detail. It's well worth it. That's because the results will impact almost immediately on company profits.

SHARED EXPERTISE: You get all the benefits of our expertise. Bisham has Directors and Consultants with 30 years of experience in successfully establishing and implementing outsourcing contracts. So you know you're in very safe hands. You know we can deliver the results you are looking for.

Logistics and Supply Chain Consultants: Experience you can trust

“Bisham used their experience & expertise to ensure we sourced the right partner and took a safe path through supply chain transformation, which ultimately allowed us to meet our strategic supply chain objectives”

Justin Porter, GM Finance & Operations 

Pioneer DJ Europe

“Brammer has worked with Bisham Consulting on a number of projects over the years. I have invariably been delighted with their approach and the quality of their output. Bisham Consulting has supported Brammer on new warehouse design and delivery, the implementation of warehouse systems, and facilitated the definition of supply chain strategy. All the members of the Bisham Consulting team that we have worked with, and continue to work with, are experienced and pragmatic. They are intellectually rigorous, but with a real-world approach to solving sometimes very complex problems.”

Nigel Trend, Director of Business Integration


Bert van den Berg, Service and Parts Development Director
Hiab USA Inc.

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