The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business

GlobalTranz

In this blog, they discuss everything you need to know about a 3PL business. What is 3PL? There are several definitions of 3PL. Third party logistics (3PL) is the function by where the owner of goods outsources numerous components of the supply chain to a 3PL company that can perform the management function of the clients’ customs, inbound freight, distribution, warehousing, order fulfilment and outbound freight to the client’s customers.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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6 Reasons You Should Set Up Your Own Air Cargo Tracking System

Roambee

Air cargo plays an important role when it comes to quickly transporting temperature-sensitive goods including life-saving medicines and edibles. Although until the recent past, it was difficult to track air cargo once it took flight, there have been huge advances in the direction with the help of EDI systems like Cargo iQ. But there’s still something missing in the air cargo tracking scene.

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3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone. Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. About 3PL Systems. 3PL Systems, Inc. 3PL Systems’? 3PL Systems.

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

We have the same problem in the 3PL business. We are surrounded by so many different types of 3PLs and 3PL services. So what is a 3PL? What are the 3PL Services? Air Cargo. The post What are the main 3PL Services? Admiral E. King famously said “I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is that Marshall is always talking about, but I want some of it.”. Since he was an admiral, I am pretty sure somebody got Mr. King some logistics.

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

6 River Systems

Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes. Read on to learn more about the top revenue-earning 3PL warehousing companies in 2020.

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

We have the same problem in the 3PL business. We are surrounded by so many different types of 3PLs and 3PL services. So what is a 3PL? What are the 3PL Services? Air Cargo. The post What are the main 3PL Services? Admiral E. King famously said “I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is that Marshall is always talking about, but I want some of it.”. Since he was an admiral, I am pretty sure somebody got Mr. King some logistics.

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

We have the same problem in the 3PL business. We are surrounded by so many different types of 3PLs and 3PL services. So what is a 3PL? What are the 3PL Services? Air Cargo. The post What are the main 3PL Services? Admiral E. King famously said “I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is that Marshall is always talking about, but I want some of it.”. Since he was an admiral, I am pretty sure somebody got Mr. King some logistics.

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3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena. According to CSCMP , a Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) is a company that provides multiple logistics services for use by customers. Air Cargo.

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A Secure Supply Chain – Reducing Cargo Theft Risk

Supply Chain Link

The Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) reported a five-year high in cargo incidents in 2015 with a large percentage of growth in freight thefts year over year 1. The average value per cargo theft incident, occurrences when merchandise is stolen while being stored or transported, was about $187,490 in 2015 2. Distribution Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Warehousing

Pharma Track & Trace vs Supply Chain Monitoring | The Best Choice

Roambee

Shipping a consignment, no matter what is being shipped, always has an element of risk. If your shipment contains pharmaceutical goods, the risk is increased as pharma shipments are more prone to damage, theft, or tampering in transit and pharma track and trace systems are not helping either.

5 Examples of How COVID-19 Made Shipment Monitoring a “Must-Have” in the Industry

Roambee

Up until now, investing in shipment tracking solutions was like buying travel insurance - it was usually purchased in the last step of the transportation contracting process.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

Introduction Third-party logistics provider (3PL) is a company that provides outsourced logistics services to other organizations. In the past years, activities of logistics have increased and particularly outsourcing services to 3PL providers. This article will present five software that every transporter and 3PL company should employ to stay competitive, cost-effective and ensure on-time delivery. Finding a suitable WMS for 3PL companies is no easy task.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. Leverage relationships with your third party logistics provider (3PL).

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How to Track Rail Parcels Using GPS Shipment Trackers

Roambee

IoT technology for supply chain real time visibility Real-time Monitoring Temperature Monitoring BLE Beacons package tracking real-time shipment monitoring real-time tracking system logistics monitoring system Package level monitoring Automotive FMCG Hi-tech Agri Business FTL, LTL, Parcel Tracking Condition Sensitive Cargo Monitoring Pharma Food & Beverage Chemicals Multimodal Shipment Tracking IoT In Supply Chain Cargo IQ Consume r Goods 3PL & Logistics Business Intelligence low-cost

Invest in a Smart Rail Cargo Tracking System — It’s About Time

Roambee

Supply Chain Efficiency package tracking real-time tracking system container tracking system logistics monitoring system ETA Automotive FTL, LTL, Parcel Tracking Pharma Industrial Manufacturing Food & Beverage Chemicals Multimodal Shipment Tracking 3PL & Logistics Business IntelligenceGlobalization, containerization, and a surge in logistics connectivity have been a boon to the intermodal, multimodal, and global shipping industry.

This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. For example, there’s Cargo Chief , which issued a press release this week on how it is “cracking the code on transportation capacity.” From the press release: [Cargo Chief’s] proprietary technology leverages its vast network of 500,000 available trucks/carriers to locate hard-to-source capacity for shippers from an aggregated carrier search on www.cargochief.com.

How This Pharma Giant Beat its Theft and Overstocking Challenges with OTIF

Roambee

real-time shipment visibility Supply Chain Digitization Supply Chain Efficiency Pharma & Life Sciences condition monitoring cargo security monitoring system End-to-end Supply Chain Security OTIF Real-time Inventory Management Pharma 3PL & Logistics Supply Chain Digital Twin Real Time Data

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5 Tips for Choosing a Winning International Cargo Service

The Network Effect

The post 5 Tips for Choosing a Winning International Cargo Service appeared first on The Network Effect. The Network Effect 3pl 4PL cargo freight forwarding international freightChoosing the right partner for your business is among the important components for a long term success. And this applies.

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How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT

Roambee

With technologies like IoT, however, monitoring your cargo — even on the high seas — is no longer a daunting task. Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. If you ship overseas often, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of tracking ocean shipments.

Where to Start Investing to Optimize Pharma Distribution?

Roambee

The exponentially growing complexity of the pharmaceutical supply chain has forced us to rethink the way we manage it and puts light on the complex process that it has become over the recent years, calling for a structural revamping and fundamental transformation to put things into perspective.

How to Beat Your Pharma Inventory Management Challenges with OTIF?

Roambee

real-time shipment visibility Supply Chain Digitization Supply Chain Efficiency Pharma & Life Sciences condition monitoring cargo security monitoring system End-to-end Supply Chain Security OTIF Real-time Inventory Management Pharma 3PL & Logistics Supply Chain Digital Twin Real Time Data

Crack the Code on the LTL Pricing Strategy That Adds Big Profits to Your Bottom Line but Most 3PL’s Don’t Want You to Know!! (Part 1)

4WL Consulting

Do you understand LTL “Blanket” pricing and how it’s used by 3PL’s? If you contract with a 3PL to manage your LTL freight, or are just considering the idea, it’s an important term to understand. Most carriers operate with a series of base rates that vary by region and type of cargo. So if a customer starts doing business with a 3PL eleven months into the 3PL’s contract, customers may enjoy those rates for just one month before an increase takes place.

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3PL Tax & Money Matters: Found Deductions = Found Money!

GlobalTranz

Well, by golly, let’s turn this freighter (or truck, train or cargo jet) around! LinkedIn The post 3PL Tax & Money Matters: Found Deductions = Found Money! 3PL Business Advice Whether your gross income is measured in six, seven or eight figures — or more – you are probably just about now starting to feel the IRS’s greedy, slimy hands on your wallet or bank account. The sad truth is this: The number one living expense that we bear in the U.S.

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How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track

Roambee

Just In Time shipment monitoring Supply Chain Visibility IoT technology for supply chain real time visibility Real-time Monitoring Tracking Supply Chain Efficiency container tracking system logistics monitoring system DIFOT OTIF Automotive FMCG Retail Hi-tech Agri Business FTL, LTL, Parcel Tracking Condition Sensitive Cargo Monitoring 3PLs & Logistics Pharma Industrial Manufacturing Food & Beverage Chemicals Multimodal Shipment Tracking IoT In Supply Chain 3PL & Logistics

AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires UK-based freight forwarder ConneXion World Cargo

EFT

Supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of its global footprint with the acquisition of ConneXion World Cargo, a freight forwarder headquartered in London with five additional locations in Asia, Europe and North America. He said, "AIT has many customers in the UK with consistently high cargo volume and the company's aspiration to expand there has intensified in recent years.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility This morning, my mailbox was bombarded with the news of tentative agreement of the settlement of the nine-month labor conflict between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).

Top Benefits of Drayage Services for a Better Business

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

When working with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider , you limit the providers you need. A 3PL like BR Williams is uniquely positioned to seek out other opportunities to find soft cost savings. Plus, a third-party provider has personnel specially trained to handle your cargo safely.

Signing a Trucking Contract

The Logistics of Logistics

There will be cost savings after the carrier has experience hauling your cargo from city to city and finds the optimum routes, loads and modes of transportation. Chuck specializes in Supply Chain Optimization, Third Party Logistics (3PL) and International Purchasing and Importing Consulting. Signing a Trucking Contract. Before signing a Less Than Truckload (LTL) / Truckload (TL) contract with your chosen carrier, you must consider the following.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

Understanding where your cargo is at any given time gives you the ability to prepare for the next step – if you’re aware that a shipment will be arriving in a few days, then you can start the clearance process. To maintain control and visibility of your shipment the entire time, 3PL’s: Organize bookings with the carrier. Handle arrangements for loading or take control of the cargo at the agreed upon point.

Impact of Food Safety Modernization Act on Transportation

Talking Logistics

A 3PL or warehouseman may be considered a shipper, which is defined as “a person who initiates a shipment of food by motor vehicle or rail vehicle.” Motor carriers will also have to provide shippers information about three (3) previous cargoes hauled in bulk vehicles and the intervening cleaning of those vehicles [Note: may agree in writing to vary this if same cargo]. The big question Bierman and Johnston addressed was the impact of STHAF on cargo claims.

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Air Freight: Accelerating Supply Chains

Supply Chain Link

Similarly, air cargo has been a viable mode of global transportation and has contributed to expanding markets for many shippers. Global Supply Chain 3pl Air Freight Cross-Border Export Freight Forwarding OptimizationDecember 17 th marks 112 years since the first airplane took flight 1. Since then, air has been an essential vessel for people and goods to travel the globe.

5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

What’s your primary carrier’s cargo acceptance rate? 3PL Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson C.H. Is the current performance of your supply chain network optimal? How do you gauge network performance, which numbers are important to you and what do they mean? You don’t have to be a data scientist to answer questions like these.

July SOLAS Mandates: What You Need to Know

Talking Logistics

These new mandates will bring about some challenges for shippers as they make the necessary operational changes to comply and properly report the weight of their ocean cargo. Similar to airplane cargo, proper stowage and balance of freight on ocean container vessels is critical. Just like when flying commercial airlines, reporting the true weight of seafaring cargo often comes with extra fees and restrictions, and some ocean shippers haven’t been fully complying.

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The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

The revised Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight verification requirement is a significant change in the ocean cargo supply chain. In regard to rolling out the regulation in practice, multiple considerations remain depending on the type of cargo and other factors. A typical ocean cargo dataflow includes the shipper, carrier, terminal and the vessel. The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management.