Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL. This SLA/KPI has to be negotiated and agreed upon by you and your 3PL partner.This negotiation time can take three (3) to Six (6) months. If you do not want to start at the 3PL as a contact customer with a SLA/KPIs, you can ship your goods and become a public account.

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

Additionally, through network strategies, be sure to design your warehouses for flows. Agile Transportation and Distribution Networks: The use of alternate routing and mode, cross-docking, yard management and warehouse management to absorb changes in volume and the shifts in tasks. The network is designed to allow shipments from multiple origins with tight workflow integration between transportation, order management and warehouse systems.

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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. The number of private warehouses is growing.

Top 10 Features of an Autonomous Warehouse

3PL Insights

It’s said that an autonomous warehouse functions much like the way autonomous vehicles navigate the road. Robots move on their own throughout a warehouse, maneuvering around obstacles—they stop for human workers, pick up crates, and move them from one location to the next, moving through a packing system that may see very human hands. These robots fulfill the picking and packing at Amazon warehouses, continuing to refine Amazon’s process. Supply Chain Warehousing

Supply Chain Management:Rapid Innovation will Differentiate the.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

« Oil operators and Oil services firms - time to dissolve internal walls | Main | Enabling individual item picking in tomorrows warehouses » Rapid Innovation will Differentiate the Future of Retail Industry. Insuring that each function, including online marketing, store operations and supply chain have common objectives, metrics and aligned rewards for the coming year. Posted by Bob Ferrari on August 10, 2012 1:21 PM | Permalink. December 2012. August 2012.

Supply Chain Management:Supply Chain Visibility: The need.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Example: For a shipper, number of shipments at a 3PL warehouse might be a relevant metric while the 3PL provider may be more interested in the number of shipments for all serviced shippers. Posted by Naveen Polyamut on May 9, 2012 11:10 AM | Permalink. December 2012. November 2012. October 2012. September 2012. August 2012. July 2012. June 2012. May 2012. April 2012. March 2012. February 2012.

What Should Be the Role of the Store?

Supply Chain Shaman

To understand the pervasive nature of this change, consider Amazon’s 2012 announcement: “We now have more than 15 million items in Amazon Prime, this is up 15x since we launched in 2005. Amazon 2012 Annual Report. The traditional metrics within each silo are a barrier.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

You also have to consider storage costs, warehouse maintenance costs, ordering new items, packaging, vendor costs — all these require spending money. Include elements of the processes, technologies, organizational needs, control philosophy and metrics to analyze along the way.

Managing for Daily Improvement: Bridging the Gap Across Teams and KPIs

Talking Logistics

Due to the enhanced visibility of data and metrics across peer groups, sales leads have improved their customer service by walking prospective customers through the operations process and comfortably answering any queries on how success is measured.

Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

I have done this report twice before–once in 2012 and again in 2013. Operational systems are warehouse management, available to promise, and transportation planning.) Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is in a renaissance. The reason?

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AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2012, this turned into an IT problem: the tablets were being dropped from the tops of tractors with no warranty available. AGCO envisioned employing a 3×3 training metrics: every operation would have 3 people able to execute it, and every person would be able to do 3 operations.

An Introduction to Some Supply Chain KPI Fundamentals

Logistics Bureau

Here’s a simple way of looking at it… If you have a million dollars’ worth of inventory in your warehouse, how many days would that inventory last you at your current or projected sales rate, if you made no further re-stocks of inventory? What is a KPI?

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IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Later in the year 2012, it was further reduced to 3.5% million metric tons annually. As carrier begins to adjust their rates, then down hierarchy players such as NVOCCs, LSPs, Trucking, Warehousing etc. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

A Critical Insight to Successful Supply Chain Planning


Within manufacturing, the decisions made across the tiers are typically handled by groups with one of two responsibilities: maintaining an enterprise wide global view of the demand-supply network and ensuring that sub-units (such as manufacturing location, vendor, warehouse, etc.)

Designing Customer and Career Success

Supply Chain Nation

CB: After working for about 10 years at different high-tech companies as a designer, I felt the need to be my own boss and started my own consulting agency in 2012. Consistency is one of the key metrics we focus on delivering at JDA.

Top 10 Mistakes You’re Making Right Now as a Wholesaler and Distributor


It’s going to be filed away in some folder that will be put in some box sitting in some warehouse. trillion in 2012. Benchmark yourself against some metrics. We covered some important metrics here at [link]. You Might Be Committing These Mistakes Today!

Designing Customer and Career Success

Supply Chain Nation

CB: After working for about 10 years at different high-tech companies as a designer, I felt the need to be my own boss and started my own consulting agency in 2012. Consistency is one of the key metrics we focus on delivering at JDA.