The Maruzen 3PL (Third-party Logistics) Service

The Maruzen 3PL Service makes the logistics process visible to customers and offers a planning and coordination function to achieve supply chain management (SCM) from the logistics professional's viewpoint.

Many companies have attempted to improve their logistics in recent years, and their No. 1 priority is reducing logistics costs. Logistics costs consist of unit cost and volume, elements which must be controlled efficiently.

But since the logistics department manages and carries out logistics operations, the only element it can control is lowering unit cost. Volume cannot be controlled, and there are also limits to how low unit cost can go.

Meanwhile, volume is determined based on production and sales department-related restrictions, such as production plans, delivery conditions and so on.
Therefore, overall optimization of SCM by cutting logistics costs depends not just on the logistics department but must also involve the production and sales departments.

The Maruzen 3PL service supports your overall management strategy.

We Offer a Reliable Logistics System

To make logistics visible, our Maruzen Logistics Partner (MLP) system, our third-party logistics data system, centralizes management of all logistics processes and makes it possible to provide customers with real-time information about their shipments online.

The first step in logistics improvement activities is to try to make the process visible. Creating a logistics system to collect and analyze operational efficiency and logistics data to make this possible is very expensive.
Our MLP system makes it possible for the customer to keep investment in a new system to a minimum.

  • Eight of our offices have obtained international certification ISO9001 for quality control.
  • Nineteen of our offices, including the head office, have obtained international certification ISO14001 for environmental management.