To stay focused on their core business, many companies turn to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider for their fulfillment needs. A 3PL must be experienced in all different types of fulfillment strategies since their client base may include everything from e-commerce to wholesale. This can present challenges to the 3PL if multiple channels must be servicedfrom the same facility. Since the typical fulfillment contract with a client is 3 to 5 years, the introduction of expensive automation may be difficult due to long ROI periods as well as the fact that the automation may work well for the current client's product but not for the next client who replaces them. The experts at AHS LLC considers all these factors to understand each client's requirements when developing a solution that meets both current and future needs.