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RLS THRIVES ON OUTSOURCING TREND

The growing 3PL company provides its customers with financial savings and improved service.

Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are improving customer service and lowering costs for companies of all sizes. Today, 99% of Fortune 500 companies rely on 3PLs for logistics and supply chain services, according to a recent study by Armstrong & Associates, Milwaukee.

RLS Logistics has parlayed its expertise in shipping, warehousing and packaging solutions to allow one-stop shopping for all its customers’ cold chain needs. The Newfield, N.J.-based company has been a leading 3PL company providing temperature-controlled shipping services for more than 50 years and services customers in the 48 contiguous states.

“Over the past few years, there have been many changes throughout the 3PL industry,” says Russell F. Leo, RLS president/CEO, Transportation Group. “Mega-mergers, rapidly evolving technologies, increased regulations, and changing consumer behaviors are all impacting how we do business. Because of this, the entire industry is dramatically different than it was just 10 years ago.”

RLS has earned a loyal and growing client base, and a reputation for reliable on-time delivery built on four core “Value Propositions” customers can expect, including:

  • A professional and knowledgeable staff dedicated to meeting customer needs
  • Rigorous food safety procedures
  • Custom tailored logistics solutions
  • Flexible and simple to do business with

“Where larger companies have layers of management and bureaucracy, we are flexible and responsive to contingencies as they arise 24 hours a day,” he adds. “We know our clients and they know us on a first-name basis, and the lines of communication are always open. Through this simple, straightforward approach, we take the chaos out of the supply chain process for our customers.”

Additionally, RLS offers a complete menu of services from fully integrated transportation and warehousing programs to stand-alone solutions. State-of-the-art electronic order management, shipment planning and control, and real-time performance technology tools ensure the accuracy of every order.

For example, RLS consolidates and delivers finished good products to over 2,200 foodservice and retail distributors on a guaranteed schedule; provides pick-and-pack fulfillment services for direct-to-consumer customers; and strategically located cold storage facilities. “We are a true partner committed to understanding each customer’s cold chain needs and crafting a personalized strategy that will help their business profit and grow,” Leo explains.

“We are a third-generation, family-owned and operated company that remains hands-on in the operation of the business,” notes Anthony M. Leo, RLS President/CEO, Warehousing Group. “Every department and individual within RLS is held accountable to our continuous improvement program. The program is the measure of our ability to deliver our customers’ orders from point of origin to destination on time; at the lowest cost possible; with the correct quantity, product, and lot; damage free; and at the right temperature. To this end, all RLS temperature-controlled operations are GFSI certified for storage and distribution by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and comply with all government and USDA regulations.”

For more information on how RLS Logistics can help your company succeed, please contact the company at 800-579-9900 or [email protected]

ABOUT RLS LOGISTICS: Founded in 1968, RLS Logistics is a family-owned, third-party logistics provider specializing in cold-chain logistics including LTL and TL transportation, warehousing, packaging, and e-commerce fulfillment services. RLS is an approved Third-Party Consolidator for Walmart suppliers, offering weekly day-specific delivery to all 44 DC’s throughout the United States on a weekly sailing schedule. For more information, visit www.rlslogistics.com.

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