Global Trade —Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself,” but the French statesman didn’t have to deal with his own in-house supply chain management, either. The technology investment, the workers, the warehouse space—doing it yourself may seem like a good idea at first, but it can easily become so overwhelming as to take your attention away from where it’s really needed.
If you’ve thought about outsourcing your supply chain to a third-party logistics (3PL) company, but have no idea where to begin, relax. Outsourcing your supply chain to a 3PL is easier than you think. It can make your business run smoother, save you money and save you time, too.
Whether you’re ready to make the leap to outsourcing your logistics or you’re just looking to switch providers, these 50 leading 3PL providers have got your back.
American Global Logistics
Founded in 2007, American Global Logistics began with just two founding partners but has steadily grown to between 100 and 150 full-time team members, who travel nearly a million cumulative miles per year, and a client base that includes some of the biggest names in retail, including Igloo, Mattress Firm, Cooper Tire, Ethan Allen and Bassett Furniture, for which AGL was honored with a 2018 “SCDE 100” award for top supply-chain projects. Headquartered in Atlanta, with an operations hub in Martinsville, Virginia, AGL is a key player in the trans-Pacific lanes, serving clients in North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia and South Africa. What sets AGL apart from other third-party logistics providers, according to CEO John Slangerup, is its ability to provide unique, individualized services to each of its clients, making it somewhat of a “4PL” by acting as an extension of their clients’ business and assuming responsibility for all supply-chain related activities. “By combining advanced supply chain technology and a one-to-one customer service model, AGL implements holistic solutions that drive efficient communication between factories, employees, carriers and other stakeholders, so customers can respond to changing conditions and improve operations,” explains Slangerup. “Understanding the impact that a supply chain has on the success, reputation and growth of a business, along with the trust that requires customers to place in AGL’s people, are at the core of everything the company does.”