Top Warehouses in North America 2013

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The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. Top Warehouses in North America. The post Top Warehouses in North America 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Warehousing Top 20 3PL warehouses top 20 warehouses top 20 warehouses in North America top 20 warehouses in US top warehouses warehouse 3pl top characteristics

North America’s Top Distribution Hubs

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Each distribution hub in North America is unique in more than their location, but also the logistics opportunities that lie in each area. Distribution Supply Chain 3pl Global Urban Hubs Warehousing

Is the 3PL Industry Becoming Barbell Shaped?

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The road to Coyote’s IPO has been paved with various acquisitions, including Access America Transport, which the company acquired last March (read my commentary here ). And we’ve also seen two large 3PL acquisitions in recent weeks, both originating in Asia: Japan Post Holdings Co.

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Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry


This post is from a press release sent to us regarding the recent survey of the 3PL industry. As you know, the word 3PL conjures up over 50 shades of grey in the types of answers you will receive. For Cerasis, a 3PL is any company that provides technology or services to carry out any of the functions of the supply chain. No matter what type of 3PL there is, each brings value to their customers. Survey Points to Continued Success of Shippers and the 3PL Industry.

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The Top 7 Most Popular 3PL Blog Posts of 2014


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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Cell Phone Triangulation Tracking is Dead


Guest Post from David Broering, President, North America Non-Asset There are few in business who will argue with the notion that the smartphone is the single greatest productivity tool of the past 15 years. Supply Chain 3pl Technology

How Freight Brokers Can Help Ease the Effects of the Capacity Crunch


Economic growth, paired with other factors like driver retention, continues to cause tight transportation capacity and impact supply chains across North America. Brokerage Transportation 3pl Supply Chain

Selecting a 3PL – 8 Things the Great 3PLs Do

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Click to register for this free webinar: Selecting a 3PL: 8 Things the Great 3PLs Do (Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm). Contracting with a 3PL is a great choice as long as you pick the right 3PL. The right 3PL can save your company money, improve service and generally make life easier. Choosing the wrong 3PL can be a living nightmare. A bad 3PL can cost you a lot of money, waste your time and ruin your customer relationships.

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The Last Fast Mile


A frequent speaker at industry conferences, he will be presenting a session on “The Last Fast Mile” at the Eye for Transport’s 13th Annual 3PL Summit in June. Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Features & Opinion North America

Finding a Balance Between Service and Cost

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With numerous 3PL providers offering supply chain services across North America, choosing the best-fit provider can be a daunting task. Supply Chain 3plIn 2015, logistics costs totaled over $1.4 billion dollars in the United States.

Today’s Tightened Transportation Market


1 Economic growth, paired with various other factors such as driver retention, continue to impact supply chains across North America. Transportation 3pl Supply Chain

Intermodal Industry Outlook 2017

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Intermodal rail transportation has revolutionized the way shippers deliver goods across North America. Intermodal Supply Chain Transportation 3pl

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers


Meanwhile, the overall type of 3PL services used has changed from transactional-based partnerships, otherwise known as asset-based partnerships, to value-added services. An additional 31 percent of shippers fear a loss of personalization among 3PL services will follow increased M&As.

From Vine to Glass: Wine Supply Chain

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From California to New Jersey, North America produces some of the best wines in the world with popularity increasing year-over-year. Distribution Supply Chain Transportation 3pl

Achieving Agility When Shipping Food Around the World

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In 2015, North America exported a total of over $2 trillion dollars worth of products to other countries 1 , which consisted of mostly ingredients and food. Distribution Global Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Export Freight Forwarding Import

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase


The 3PL industry is currently at a juncture where stakeholders are being forced to reconsider the way they do business. The coming few years are likely to be decisive for the future of 3PL. A recent survey conducted by ETF has revealed that 3PL service providers are quite optimistic regarding their company’s business prospects in the next 12 months. This bodes well for the 3PL industry as a sound economy means higher volumes of shipment.

Celadon Trucking Implements Load Analyzer and Improves Service and Profitability

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Celadon Trucking is one of the 20 largest truckload carriers in North America. The post Celadon Trucking Implements Load Analyzer and Improves Service and Profitability appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives.

Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

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Based on the current trends, North America could rival OPEC in oil and production. 3PL Transportation Management Upcoming Episodes Alaster Love Oil and Gas Transplace transportation Live Epsiode: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 ET. There has been a significant resurgence of the U.S. oil and gas industry in recent years, and U.S. is now second leading producer of oil (behind Saudi Arabia).

3PL providers and shippers struggling to improve agility as infrastructure and workforce readiness hampers capabilities finds study


Shippers and 3PL providers are struggling to adjust to demands in the market place, with the top concerns bugging executives being infrastructure issues and the capabilities of their labour forces.

This Week in Logistics News (November 28 – December 2, 2016)

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Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Transplace Acquires Canadian 3PL Lakeside Logistics. September 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Fidel is dead. I am only sad that my father did not live long enough to hear those words.

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Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

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While civil unrest could slow down production or shipments in a foreign country, natural disasters can accomplish just as much shipping disruption in North America. This is why it’s essential to rely on a holistic 3PL for expert advice and guidance. Your 3PL partner, for example, can recommend where your distribution centers should be placed to meet that goal, and adjust those recommendations later if your needs change.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

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Consider how these issues will impact your carrier rates and learn why now is the ideal time to benchmark and bid your rates with the help of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. How a 3PL Can Help. John Miernicki leads CLX Logistics Bids & Benchmarks service division through North America and brings progressive experience implementing, operating and analyzing distribution networks to the company.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

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Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. Another week, another acquisition in the 3PL industry. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

The 4th Annual Dynamic Distribution Disruption – Retail USA 2019


Channels: Supply Chain Freight eCommerce/Retail CSCO Focus Logistics 3PL Event Date: Tue, 2019-05-07 to Wed, 2019-05-08 Event URL: [link] Event Location: New York Number of attendees: 500 Programme URL: Brochure URL: Speakers URL: Purchase Recording URL: Event Organiser: Priyanka Asera & Emma Banymandhub Event Organiser E-mail: Précis: D3 USA is the innovation hub for 400+ senior supply chain execs from major retailers, brands, CPG and service provider companies.

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

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million in-cab devices connected to its network, and 80 of the Top 100 brokers in North America were using its solution. 3PL Episode Highlights Supply Chain Technology Trends brokers Descartes MacroPoint logistics service providers predictive analytics real-time capacity matchingThe real-time freight visibility space was particularly hot in 2017, with two major acquisitions announced last year, including Descartes’s acquisition of MacroPoint in August 2017.

4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

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His leadership responsibilities include marketing strategy, execution, and operations oversight for North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Supply Chain & Logistics Trends 3PL C.H. Businesses go through many stages. At inception, business might be simple and consist of serving only a few local customers. Then growth—perhaps from new customers or a new product—adds complexity.

Two FedEx Acquisitions Point to Changing Needs and Market Dynamics for Third Party Logistics Services

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FedEx recently announced two acquisitions related to third-party logistics (3PL) and information technology services, an indication of the impact of today’s Omni-channel commerce implications on customer and consumer fulfillment requirements. This news is significant because in our Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains, we predict other acquisitions surrounding the 3PL sector in the year to come.

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

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In mid October, project44 (a Talking Logistics sponsor) and GateHouse Logistics announced that they had entered “into an exclusive, multinational agreement which will provide secure and authorized access to the largest visibility network across North America and Europe.”

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

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The other big news this week is yet another large acquisition in the 3PL market: GEODIS is acquiring OHL for a reported $800 million. Yes, the convergence continues in the 3PL industry. I didn’t do it. I came back from vacation on Monday to find almost 1,000 emails in my inbox.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

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Another week, another acquisition in the third-party logistics (3PL) market. Yesterday, Transplace announced that it has acquired M33 Integrated , “a 3PL with particular strength in the packaging, chemical and advanced materials sectors.”

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

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It’s only been a couple of weeks since I wrote that convergence in the 3PL industry is accelerating , pointing to the number of large M&A deals announced in recent weeks, including UPS buying Coyote Logistics and Geodis Group acquiring Ozburn-Hessey Logistics. Today is September 11.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015


3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum by EyeForTransport Chicago, IL June 16 -18. The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts.

This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

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January 2017 North American Freight Numbers. Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of London following this week’s terrorist attack. So sad, so senseless. May the days ahead be filled with peace and healing, for all the injured and mourning, and for all of us.

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Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter


Morai Logistics is a renowned 3PL in North America and Mexico that tweets eye-catching infographics, enlightening blog posts and the latest news in logistics and supply chain. Cerasis, a 3PL servicing North America, is no stranger to the transportation and shipping industry.

This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015)

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Mergers and acquisitions are an ongoing trend in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, and the big deal this week was Kintetsu World Express (KWE) buying APL Logistics (APLL) for $1.2 This was a busy week for supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it.