Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

Warehouse automation stats show that automation is making a big impact on warehouses and distribution centers. As technology awareness grows, more warehouses and DCs turn to automation to adapt to the changing landscape. Below, we’ve rounded up 50 compelling statistics to shed some light on the driving forces behind warehouse automation and the impact automation has on the industry. The number of private warehouses is growing. Warehouse Automation

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Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

Is deploying warehouse robotics to automate piece picking for fulfillment operations at an inflection point? Using warehouse robotics to improve today’s fulfillment industry is not at a simple inflection point. The crisis is exacerbated by increases in wage rates for warehouse workers.

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

Very simply, 3PLs cannot find enough warehouse workers to meet their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The crisis is exacerbated by increases in wage rates for warehouse workers. As detailed in the chart, distribution center wages for warehouse workers were basically flat from 2002 through 2013 before starting to see a rapid increase. We have seen some wage rates as high as $40 per hour for warehouse associates. Rick Faulk, CEO Locus Robotics.

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

Very simply, 3PLs cannot find enough warehouse workers to meet their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The crisis is exacerbated by increases in wage rates for warehouse workers. As detailed in the chart, distribution center wages for warehouse workers were basically flat from 2002 through 2013 before starting to see a rapid increase. We have seen some wage rates as high as $40 per hour for warehouse associates. Rick Faulk, CEO Locus Robotics.

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

Very simply, 3PLs cannot find enough warehouse workers to meet their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The crisis is exacerbated by increases in wage rates for warehouse workers. As detailed in the chart, distribution center wages for warehouse workers were basically flat from 2002 through 2013 before starting to see a rapid increase. We have seen some wage rates as high as $40 per hour for warehouse associates. Rick Faulk, CEO Locus Robotics.

Distribution Outlook: 2018

Supply Chain Link

Warehouses today have doubled in size compared to 2002; however, even with larger distribution centers (DCs), the distribution market. In the third quarter of 2017, Prologis reported that consumer activity reached its highest level since 2014 1. As consumers continue to shop in 2018, shippers are considering new solutions within distribution to quickly reach their customers.

Wages rising strongly among US warehouse workers

EFT

As much of the logistics and supply chain struggles with very low unemployment, wages are now rising quickly across the entire sector, with warehouse workers seeing consistent raises, particularly in 2017 and 2018. It also seems that this trend is unlikely to slow down as long as the economy continues to expand and warehouse workers are in demand and looking for higher pay. According to EmployBridge studies, warehouse wages began increasing in 2014 but have more room for correction.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Founded in 2002, Spinnaker is a supply chain services company that helps clients grow, manage risk, reduce costs, and improve customer service by developing world-class supply chain capabilities. Our services help clients develop the right supply chain strategy for their business challenges and implement the process and technology solutions to improve Demand/Supply Planning, Procurement and Sourcing, Logistics and Warehousing, and Reverse Logistics business performance.

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Supply Chain Redesign: A Conversation with Lennox International’s Keith Nash

Talking Logistics

Adam joined Manhattan in 2002 after the acquisition of Logistics.com where he supported their SaaS Transportation solution. Episode Highlights Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Manhattan Associates Transportation Management Systems Warehouse Management Adam Bruun Keith Nash Lennox International Manhattan Associates supply chain redesign TMS WMS

Amazon Takes On the Fashion Supply Chain

Elementum

It has been selling apparel since 2002, and has slowly been making further in-roads to the fashion industry. First, Amazon is aware of the challenges with supply chain operations; for more than a decade now, the company was able to handle quick warehousing and delivery for its brands with its well-developed delivery network and regional fulfillment centers that has allowed the company to cut shipping costs. Almost anything is available on Amazon—now get ready to wear their clothes.

Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

They are anxiously awaiting (and hoping for) a successful dock worker agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). Shippers still bear the scars from the disastrous 2002 work stoppage and have countermeasures in-place to avoid major disruption. By Chris Ferrell. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.

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Traders Warehouse: Leaving legacy systems to save time and money

Unleashed

Ryan Bamford, Derby branch manager for Traders Warehouse’s, blogging on the benefits he’s seen since leaving Netsuite for Xero and Unleashed. Traders Warehouse is a UK-based distributor of electronic security equipment such as CCTV, burglar alarms and door-entry devices. Traders Warehouse’s head office in Derby, UK. We started in 2002 as a tiny little company with basically zero turnover and a single branch in Derby. The warehouse floor.

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

Additionally, the Company operates several warehousing and assembly locations to over 100 core markets. Slowly the company built a supporting supply chain to support 400 retail stores by 2002. Late-stage assembly in the warehouses enables five-day delivery.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Insights

When I joined the Advisory Services Group in Supply Chain at the Gartner Group in 2002, the concept of trading exchanges was exploding. I believed that companies would use large data warehouses for storage, and new forms of collaborative applications, and decision support would evolve to drive B2B connectivity. Computing memory was a barrier in 2002. In the 1980s commercial internet providers evolved. In 2001 Steve Jobs put 1000 songs in our pocket.

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What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?

QAD

The MMOG/LE assessment has been a go-to document for automotive supply chain best practices for thousands of global Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers since its first publication in 2002. MMOG/LE is used by automotive customers to select and evaluate production and parts, service and warehousing processes. Although the Excel-based MMOG/LE assessment tool has served the industry since 2002, it was time to update it to a more modern application. What is MMOG/LE?

IT gap in logistics

Supply Chain Movement

In 2002, only 27 percent of shippers (clients who outsource their logistics activities) were satisfied with their logistics suppliers’ IT expertise, even though IT was an essential element of 89 percent of those logistics activities. In addition, they should distil new, meaningful insights from the huge volumes of data contained in their transport and warehouse management systems in order to proactively offer their customers refreshing advice and recommendations.

Podcast: Dave Anderson on the Evolution and Future of Logistics

Requis

By the early 1990s, the number of freight carriers and 3PLs expanded as companies realized that they could go beyond their own walls and use outside suppliers for transportation and warehousing. Dave and his partner Dan Dershem started Supply Chain Ventures LLC in 2002 – just after the internet investing bubble burst. Enterprises have often invested millions into legacy software and warehouse hardware they currently use, and aren’t interested in replacing them.

Podcast: Dave Anderson on the Evolution and Future of Logistics

Requis

By the early 1990s, the number of freight carriers and 3PLs expanded as companies realized that they could go beyond their own walls and use outside suppliers for transportation and warehousing. Dave and his partner Dan Dershem started Supply Chain Ventures LLC in 2002 – just after the internet investing bubble burst. Enterprises have often invested millions into legacy software and warehouse hardware they currently use, and aren’t interested in replacing them.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative new 5-year agreement late on Friday, so the West Coast ports resumed full operations this past weekend. Those same words were said when the ports were shut down for 10 days in 2002 , and again in December 2012 when 600 clerks went on strike , shutting down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for 8 days.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Shaman

When I joined the Advisory Services Group in Supply Chain at the Gartner Group in 2002, the concept of trading exchanges was exploding. I believed that companies would use large data warehouses for storage, and new forms of collaborative applications and decision support would evolve to drive B2B connectivity. Computing memory was a barrier in 2002. In the 1980s, commercial internet providers evolved.

How Proper Label Controls Can Help Your Manufacturing Plant

IQMS

You’ve heard the labeling horror story, now let’s take a look at a success story from an IQMS customer: Custom Profile is a profile extruder based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has been an IQMS customer since 2002. Upon implementing IQMS’ robust warehouse management system (WMS), Custom Profile virtually eliminated shipping errors.

The worst Supply Chain practices must be confessed and not only by constraint

KEPLER Consulting

2000); Cachon and Larivière (2001); and Zhao (2002)) show that when demand and stock information is shared, this results in a significant reduction in stocks and costs Absence of systematic summary sharing of fixed supplier orders: just like the previous one, the implementation of this communication makes it possible to comfort the supplier about their production and supply plan. Thesis, Northwestern University, 2002.

A Lockout Looms for the ILWU: Why it Might Happen, and What it Means for the Nation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Both the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been extremely vocal on their positions, yet no deal is in sight. This is similar to what happened in 2002. At that time, the ILWU had been working without a contract since September 1, 2002. On September 29, 2002, the PMA accused the ILWU of engaging in a slowdown during contract negotiation and locked them out.

Throwback Thursday

Supply Chain Shaman

I dusted off a 2002 presentation from P&G to share with the audience. Yet, the attendees wanted to discuss Lean warehousing. This week, as the east coast of the United States was deluged with rain, I basked in beautiful San Diego sun while attending the Logimed USA event. This was WBR’s first event in the United States targeted for the Medical Device Supply Chain Leader. I had not been to a medical device event and I wanted to listen.

Opinion: A Post-Covid 19 World for Supply Chains: Back to the Future?

6 River Systems

” However, as we saw in China after SARS in 2002, it’s possible that ‘normal’ won’t quite look like what we’re used to. I predict we will see a greater adoption of automated tools assisting, rather than replacing, humans in specific roles within our supply chains: warehouse, manufacturing and distribution.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

The prosecution was brought by [the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority] under the air navigation (dangerous goods) regulations 2002. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Labelmaster and Hazardous Cargo Bulletin — The Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook — more than one-quarter of the respondents are still doing dangerous goods compliance manually and they’re not even using general shipping or warehouse software or systems provided by carriers.

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Load Tracking Now Available in Tailwind TMS with e4score Integration and Partnership

Tailwind

Drivers now check-in from the safety of their cab, significantly reducing contact and increasing warehouse safety. We also send dock instructions via EZCheck-In, accelerating our warehouse operations and reducing driver dwell time.”. Since 2002, Tailwind has helped thousands of small and mid-sized trucking companies and freight brokerages improve their cash-flow, profitability, and better compete with the big players in the market.

Retail and Sales: Understanding Order Fulfilment

The Logistics of Logistics

Let’s make the complicated a little easier to understand using three steps: One: Warehousing. Order Fulfilment companies such as [link] all start at the same point – the logical warehousing of the products. Finding the items ordered in the warehouse comes next. Since 2002 Rodney has been focused on building a World Class Order Fulfilment business not just in Australia, but wordwide. Retail and Sales: Understanding Order Fulfilment.

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VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Initially, this led to operating losses and write-offs and was turned around in 2002. We would aggregate the data into a data warehouse and we would then chart it and identify the trends. Slowly, more and more companies are waking up to the cold, and hard facts. Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The biggest career transformation for me was after leaving Dell when I joined Lucent in 2002 and entered supply chain in technology sourcing. Just think about it, we are discussing touchless orders, lights-out warehouses, autonomous transportation for delivery, and prescriptive actions taken by intelligent robots. In reality, a few abrupt moves and getting laid off in 2001 by Dell drove a sharp left-hand turn in my career in 2002 that evolved to where I am today.

Insights from Kenco Customer Summit 2015

Talking Logistics

Generally speaking, it’s still difficult for supply chain and logistics executives to obtain IT support and funding for technology (in many cases, money and resources are tied up with other initiatives, such as multi-year ERP rollouts), so executives are looking to their 3PL partners to meet their technology needs, whether it’s software like a transportation management system (TMS) or automation technology in the warehouse.

Professor Yossi Sheffi on Resilience, Visibility, and Biggest Risks this Holiday Season

Elementum

Professor Yossi Sheffi was on a sabbatical in the UK in 2002, when the world was still reeling from the 9/11 attacks. Now, they are raising prices, putting in constraints, and they are hiring a lot more warehouse workers and putting more trucks on the road. Welcome to the second installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series. We speak with the most influential people in today’s global supply chain.

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Can You Trust the Information Your Supply Chain System Tells You?

NC State SCRC

For example, a Russian passenger jet and cargo plane in 2002 crashed in a mid-air collision. Your mission is to deliver critical supplies to a nearby warehouse. Can people really trust information produced from a system under high stress, high risk, supply chain disruption situations? This problem was indirectly explored by a group of researchers from NC State University’s Laboratory for Analytic Science.

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Tompkins Blog

They are anxiously awaiting (and hoping for) a successful dock worker agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). Shippers still bear the scars from the disastrous 2002 work stoppage and have countermeasures in-place to avoid major disruption. By Chris Ferrell. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.