Encompass provides a variety of distribution options to address the specific needs and pain points of our clients. Whether you need full parts management (4PL) or just pick/pack/ship support, we offer flexible programs at fair, simple, competitive pricing. The graphic below illustrates the various supply chain segments and where Encompass plays a role.
In the 3PL model, Encompass partners with clients to manage parts inventory, leveraging our infrastructure to free their resources. With four distribution centers located in Georgia, New York, Florida and Nevada, we can reach most of the U.S. within two days or less through economical ground delivery. Clients can leverage our carrier volume discounts or we can ship on their accounts.
Unlike a 4PL program, clients are largely responsible for demand forecasting and E&O risk. Other 3PL services:
- Receives and stocks client-dedicated inventory
- Fulfills client orders and manages carriers
- Tracks program performance and creates tailored reports based on client specifications