I decided the other day to put together a new Top 10 list centered around some of the most “unique” (defined as unusual and/or cool) items we’ve handled over the years. Seeing as Evans has been in business over 80 years I figured there were bound to be some pretty fun things that we’ve either stored in one of our warehouses or shipped on one of our trucks, right?
I wasn’t disappointed at all. I had employees firing off suggestions for the list almost immediately after I sent out an e-mail request for ideas. It made for a fun afternoon and plenty of laughs as people reminisced about some of the “unique” items Evans has handled, including a high value art sculpture, rocket launchers, and bugs. You can check out the complete Top 10 list on our website.
The whole exercise of putting this list together though made me think how many companies out there probably don’t realize they have options for a partner that could help them optimize their supply chain. We talk to small companies who think they are too small for a 3PL, and large companies who think they’re too big for a 3PL, we talk to local companies who think they don’t do business far enough away, and of course there are companies with unusual or out there requests that think a 3PL just isn’t an option.
One of the things we love about being a 3PL is the flexibility we have to work with just about any industry or company we want. We are creative problem solvers who love a challenge, so I encourage companies not to think of their size, location or product as a limitation to exploring the benefits a 3PL can bring to the table. It’s so much fun to step outside the mold of the “normal customer or product”, so bring it on!
What are some of the unique things you or your 3PL has handled over the years?
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