The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business

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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. Types Of 3PL Providers.

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

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Outsourcing in the supply chain of logistics teams may sound farfetched. Yet in outsourced logistics simply refers to hiring a third-party logistics service, 3PL, to handle the logistics services. Rechannels Logistics. Benefits of a 3PL.

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

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E-commerce is expanding to reach $1 trillion by 2025, and demand for more products and services among the world’s shippers is keeping third-party logistics providers, like Cerasis, on their toes. This is regardless of whether freight consolidation was used or not.

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

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Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are poised to dramatically shape the supply chain landscape in 2018 and beyond. 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. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018. Big Data Will Make a Splash in the 3PL Pond.

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

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

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

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This first post is part one of a two-part series on the future of logistics. In the least, 3PLs must understand these emerging technologies so that one day they may integrate into logistics service providers ‘ company practices to better serve customers.

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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 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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The Biggest Mistake When Selecting a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Simply put, this topic is near and dear to my research heart, so when I received a copy of Selecting and Managing a Third Party Logistics Provider Best Practices — a new white paper by J. First, what is the biggest mistake companies make during the 3PL selection process?

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The Top 7 Most Popular 3PL Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most popular blog posts of 2014 in each of our main categories with our very first post of 2014 by featuring another area important to Cerasis and the industry: third party logistics. The Most Popular Blog Posts in the 3PL Category By Pageviews for 2014.

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

Talking Logistics

I use this example to illustrate the challenges (or, perhaps, the futility) of making supply chain and logistics predictions. For related commentary, see: In Logistics, Somebody Has to Own the Assets. Do Facebook and Twitter Need a Logistics Strategy?

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

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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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Current State of the Logistics and Freight Economy

Cerasis

From cloud-based systems to transportation management, the state of the logistics industry is evolving to expand an increasing number of services. Meanwhile, the overall capacity of shipments is climbing higher, reports Jeff Berman of Logistics Management, and the driver shortage is becoming more essential as full truckload shipments decrease. Unfortunately, the focus of shippers has shifted away from any 3PL to the best 3PL. Freight Logistics freight logistics

What Is Free or Freight on Board (FOB), and Why Should Shippers Understand This Term?

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One of these terms, free or freight on board, also has irony within its name. What Exactly Is Freight on Board? Freight on board, also known as free on board, refers to a set of Incoterms that govern who owns and pays for a shipment when traveling overseas. Freight prepaid.

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

Cerasis

Outsourcing logistics processes can be an effective means of managing the needs of your organization. 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.

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

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post, republished with permission, from the Fronetics Supply Chain & Logistics blog. Fronetics is an inbound digital marketing agency specializing in the supply chain and logistics verticals. 3PL 3pl service provider

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Logistics Consolidation: Trends Arising From Consolidation of the Logistics Industry

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Logistics consolidation will have a resounding effect on the industry in 2019. Logistics consolidation is a fancy way of describing the transition of shipping modes to accommodate available capacity. As a result of logistics consolidation. E-Commerce Logistics Freight Logistics

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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Consumer Demand Helping Drive 3PL Industry Growth

Talking Logistics

As a result, many organizations are turning to third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and enhanced transportation management systems (TMS) to deliver the velocity, visibility, predictability and control they need. 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.

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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.

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

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. We have the same problem in the 3PL business.

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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.”.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 8 Most Common Reasons Why You May Receive a Freight Claim Declination Letter. Layers of Logistics Explained.

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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Supply Chain Movement 18 – 3PL

Supply Chain Movement

14 | 3PL Subway Map Europe 2015. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. 24 | Management: Seek loyal logistic service providers. 31 | Facts & Figures: Logistics outsourcing.

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3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. SCM 3PL Subway 2015. The logistics business in Europe is finally improving again.

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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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[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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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.

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). Note: MercuryGate is a Talking Logistics sponsor).

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Selecting & Managing Logistics Companies & Emerging Logistics Tech Trends

Cerasis

The rationale for outsourcing certain manufacturing and supply chain processes, such as transportation management, fulfillment, and more to logistics companies is evident and clear. This report details instructions for properly selecting and managing third-party logistics companies or 3PLs.

Reverse Logistics and the Power of Your 3PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by Expak Logistics on [link] Permission to publish here provided by Morgan Dixon. For many companies, reverse logistics has become an integral part of their business plan, offering them the ability to maximize the efficiency of their operations.