The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business

Cerasis

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) refers to a business that provides one or several logistics related services. 3PL Services: What is Provided? .

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13 Key Considerations when Selecting a 3PL & [BONUS INFOGRAPHIC] 3PL vs 4PL

Cerasis

When it comes to efficient and cost-effective over the road transportation management , it is absolutely crucial that you be working with a trustworthy 3PL. Understanding the potential value of a 3PL early in the process is crucial to saving money and providing great service.

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Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

Transportation Management Challenges in E-Commerce Although e-commerce represents an excellent opportunity for shippers, it results in the creation of additional challenges in managing freight spend and moving products. This is regardless of whether freight consolidation was used or not.

The Top 7 Most Popular 3PL Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

The 3PL industry is experiencing growth as shippers and companies turn to logistics experts for various facets of the supply chain so the manufacturing and distribution companies may focus on their core. The Most Popular Blog Posts in the 3PL Category By Pageviews for 2014.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] eft Launches annual 3PL Selection and Contracting report

Cerasis

All of these these showed up on the key findings of the eft 3PL Selection and Contracting report. It is refreshing to see that which we are following and writing about is in line with what shippers are demanding from their 3PL. 3PL Logistics 3pl selection

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3PL Fulfillment Prices! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Growing e-commerce fulfillment demands and costs have collided to bring about an uptick in average 3PL fulfillment prices within the outsourced fulfillment industry, as was evidenced by FulfillmentCompanies.net’s annual poll of 500+ warehouses across the US. The post 3PL Fulfillment Prices!

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4 Steps for Establishing Healthy 3PL Relationships!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What is a 3PL? The key to establishing healthy 3PL relationships starts with quality of the information that is provided at the time the request for a proposal (RFP) is submitted. It is also important to consider this when comparing 3PL rate proposals. Subscribe Here!

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5 Steps for Sustaining Healthy 3PL Relationships!

Supply Chain Game Changer

4 Steps for Establishing Healthy 3PL Relationships! The key to sustaining healthy 3PL relationships is very much dependent on the person that is given the role to manage the relationship with the 3PL service provider. Understanding the 3PL’s Organization.

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3PL Trends: 10 Areas Shippers Consider as They Increase Their Use of Third Party Logistics

Cerasis

In a recent survey of supply chain executives that are either using, not using, or considering using 3PL services, only 87% of survey participants currently use or engage in activities or services with 3PLs, reports 3PL Camelot Software. To understand this dramatic toward the use of 3PLs, supply chain managers need to understand some of the top 3PL trends to expect to come to fruition in 2018. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

The Biggest Mistake When Selecting a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Here’s my one-sentence review: If you’re getting ready to select a 3PL partner for the first time, or want to improve the way you currently select and manage your 3PLs, this paper is a must read and helpful resource. This echoes what I hear repeatedly from 3PL executives.

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8 Crucial Steps for an Optimal 3PL Experience

PLS Logistics

Logistics Freight 3PL Supply Chain Management Optimization Shippers Reporting Challenges RelationshipsTrust and respect: two words that are imperative for a mutually rewarding outsourcing relationship. It seems easy, right?

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Is a 3PL Service Provider Right for Your Company? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Cerasis

Recently, they started a series featuring MBAs in the supply chain space , and this post really stood out to us as Cerasis is a 3PL service provider focused on Transportation Management. . 4 questions to ask when determining if a 3PL Service Provider is right for your company.

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Getting the Full Value Add from 3PL Services by Avoiding Commoditization or Transactionalism

Cerasis

If you are a logistics manager seeking options for a partnership with a 3PL services provider or looking to optimize the 3PL solution, then understanding the expansion of the holistic approach that some 3PLs offer will help you select an option that best suits your company.

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In House Logistics vs. Outsourced Logistics: Big & Small Brands Alike are Targeting 3PL Services

Cerasis

Yet in outsourced logistics simply refers to hiring a third-party logistics service, 3PL, to handle the logistics services. From securing inventory to transporting goods from Point A to Point B, 3PL are taking over as in-house logistics teams fall flat. Benefits of a 3PL.

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7 Advantages of a Non-Asset-Based 3PL Provider

Cerasis

However, when you decide to take the jump to outsourcing, you will have to choose between an asset-based and non-asset-based third-party logistics provider (3PL). But, a non-asset-based 3PL provider may offer much more than you realize, including these seven key benefits. The first advantage of a non-asset-based 3PL provider is knowledge and experience. As a result, you need a flexible solution, and non-asset 3PLs can meet that demand, asserts 3PL Info.

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How a 3PL Can Help You Get Lower Freight Rates

PLS Logistics

If you are frequently shipping freight, there’s a good chance know what third party-logistics companies do. In fact, 3PL’s can help your business in many ways, and one of those ways is getting lower freight rates for you.

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Consumer Demand Helping Drive 3PL Industry Growth

Talking Logistics

The need for this next-gen technology has contributed to the significant growth of the 3PL market in recent years. Yet, even as shippers have increased access to this technology, the 3PL market continues to grow. 3PL market has grown by roughly 7% annually since 2009 and is expected to reach $170 billion by the end of 2016. Then, and only then, can they determine what technology solution, or if outsourcing to a 3PL, is best for their business.

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7 Strategic Performance Business Practices with 3PL KPIs and 4 KPI Problems to Solve

Cerasis

We continue our series on understanding the 3PL KPIs (Key performance indicators) from 3PL consultant, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chain as it relates to the engagement with a 3PL. Today we will first point out on a deeper level strategic performance business practices that you may conduct in order to better track 3PL KPIs. 7 Strategic Performance Business Practices to Provide the Ability to Manage 3PL KPIs. There must be some of the 3PL KPIs for I.T.

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3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

Cerasis

Although 3PL Logistics Companies or 3PLs were around before the recession, companies realized the short-term savings of outsourcing logistics, transportation, and freight management to 3PLs quickly, and the age of the rise of the logistics provider was born.

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Market Update: Seasonal Freight Surge and Consumer Forecast

PLS Logistics

Freight 3PL CarriersAdobe Digital Intelligence says that 31% of consumers start shopping before November 1, and 27% will start before Thanksgiving, so the supply chain plans for the holiday season for months and months in advance.

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? Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding.

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Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

However, a third-party logistics provider (3PL) can help shippers persevere through the tough times with these capacity crunch strategies. . 3PLs Bring Better Freight Shipping Rates During Shipping Capacity Crunch Hikes. A shipping capacity crunch is a necessary evil.

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Supply Chain Movement

14 | 3PL Subway Map Europe 2015. For the third consecutive year, Supply Chain Movement has put together a 3PL Subway Map Europe showing the specific services of the most important logistics service providers which have offices in several European countries.

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Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch

Cerasis

Shippers are often challenged when dealing with the freight classification system from the National Motor Freight Classifications (NMFC) book, the code numbers assigned to all products that determine the correct freight class for shipments. A Brief on Freight Classification.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication.

[PODCAST] 3PL Selection Criteria for a High-Volume LTL Shipper

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode I excitedly welcome my friend and Logistics rock star & expert, Joe Lynch from The Logistics of Logistics to talk about 3PL selection criteria.

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[Video] How to Be Creative with Freight Capacity as a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Interview with Shelli Austin, president of InTek Freight and Logistics, Inc, conducted at MercuryGate Velocity 2019 User Conference. Shelli shares highlights from her presentation at the conference titled, “How to Be Creative with Capacity as a 3PL.”.

What Digital Freight Isn’t

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion today about digital freight, whether it’s a threat or opportunity for the logistics industry. Understanding what digital freight is — and what it isn’t — is important for all stakeholders to succeed in the industry. Read more What Digital Freight Isn’t. The post What Digital Freight Isn’t appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

So, here is my invented future for 2015, starting with my most audacious prediction: Google will acquire a logistics service provider (3PL) and/or a logistics software vendor. Develop a Shared Vision Statement with Your 3PL.

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Trends Driving Growth of 3PL in 2019

Cerasis

The 3PL market is growing, and according to PRNewswire , the 3PL market will increase significantly throughout 2019, contributing to a total valuation of approximately $1.5 The post Trends Driving Growth of 3PL in 2019 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We first featured the most popular manufacturing blog posts followed by the top Supply Chain blog posts, then logistics, transportation, business, 3PL, and then finally we round out our series today featuring the most popular blog posts focused on freight and freight management.

What Are the Challenges in Full Truckload Freight Management?

Cerasis

Small and mid-sized shippers face many challenges in full truckload freight management. Different carriers charge different rates, which reflect the relative trucking activity of a destination, and freight management requires navigating a complex system of drivers, trucks, and trailer types, while trying to get the best deal possible. Fortunately, shippers who take the time to understanding such contributing factors and best practices can proactively manage full truckload freight.

How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Today, shippers face increased regulations, unstable market conditions and capacity concerns that make it near impossible for a newly divested company to achieve all of its goals without the expertise and support of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. A 3PL provider offers customers with outsourced, or “third party,” logistics services for part or all of their supply chain management functions.

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3PL Executive Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2013

Talking Logistics

That was the main theme of a panel session I led at last month’s MercuryGate User Conference 2013 , which included the following 3PL executives: Shelli Austin , VP at Integrated Distribution Services (IDS). What is the path to building successful and lasting 3PL-customer relationships?

Why Do 3PL Companies Need Route Optimization Software?

Abivin

Meanwhile, Route Optimization Software is proven to boost operational efficiency by solving vehicle routing & scheduling problems which thousands of 3PL companies are struggling with. Have you wondered what exactly can route optimization software do to make it attractive to 3PL companies?

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The Future of Logistics: Are 3PL Companies Ready to Adopt these 4 Emerging Technologies?

Cerasis

At the same time, their customers – primarily the manufacturers and retailers – are wasting no time urging their 3PL logistic providers to integrate these technologies into their service. But what do people who run 3PL companies think about the technology?

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What is a 3PL & How Can They Benefit Your Business?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is a 3PL & How Can They Benefit Your Business? So what exactly is a 3PL? So what exactly is a 3PL? Typically, 3PL providers are integrated into a company’s warehousing and transportation procedures. It’s always up to you just how much a 3PL helps with.

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