3PL Logistics, 2018

Third-party logistics (3PL, or TPL) providers, like Hopkins Distribution, specialize in integrated operation, warehousing, and transportation services that are scaled and customized to our customers’ needs based on market conditions, consumer demands, delivery service requirements specific for their products and materials, and more. (See our Law of Agency article.)

3PL goes quite a bit further than just logistics, though, our services integrate parts of supply chain management. Hopkins Distribution Company is well known and respected for providing global logistics and distribution solutions for many clients across the United States. As a Third Party Logistics (3PL) specialist, we provide our clients with a wide array of highly technical and cost-efficient options for fulfillment, distribution, and a number of warehousing challenges.

The greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe area is quickly becoming known as the place where businesses are relocating to increase their bottom line, to grow, to take advantage of Nevada’s business friendly environment, and to move their product to a closer proximity to customers, all while utilizing the region’s skilled workforce.

Because companies like Tesla, Switch, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, zulily, Patagonia, Urban Outfitters, Thrive Market, Petco, and Panasonic have come to call Northern Nevada their home, taking advantage of the favorable climate and executing crucial business functions, public warehousing in Nevada has grown exponentially with it.

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The State of Nevada offers a variety of incentives to help qualifying companies make the decision to do business in the state, including sales tax abatement on capital equipment purchases, sales and use tax deferral on capital equipment purchases, abatement on personal and modified business taxes, real property tax abatement for recycling, employee training grants, and Catalyst funding, and no individual state tax.

With the current trend toward reducing inventories, there is a constant demand for variable space, labor, and equipment required to support the business during peak season or large growth cycles. Given adequate lead-time, public warehouses are able to offer manufacturers total flexibility to either increase or decrease their space, equipment, and human resources requirements. Since public warehouses are supporting the needs of a number of manufacturers, they often purchase larger quantities of resources.  By purchasing “in bulk”, public warehousing can often times reduce the total cost of resources required to support a company’s distribution system.

Every order that is processed by Hopkins Distribution Company is triple checked, which enables Hopkins to post 99.985% accuracy ratings for order processing and inventory accountability. Hopkins also ensures that all shipments, whether a small package, truckload, or less-than-load, are loaded into carriers equipment by Hopkins Distribution Company associates that are trained in the proper handling of our client’s products before exiting our facility.

Virtually every business lists the hiring and retention of quality labor as one of their most critical challenges. Since public warehouses are in the service business and human resources is a key ingredient to providing quality services, they must develop a core competency in human resource management. With the steady influx of both businesses and new visitors making the decision to relocate in Nevada, there is a strong workforce here that is not only employed by Hopkins Distribution, but we can help you locate some of the best in the business as well.

Contact Hopkins Distribution today and let us help you identify your public warehousing needs.

Hopkins Distribution Company
1195 Trademark Drive, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89521
Phone: 775-829-4440 | Fax: 775-829-4443