How Flatbed Shippers Can Benefit From a 3PL

PLS Logistics

With increased safety requirements, the need for better visibility into the supply chain and proper shipment analysis are all essential for successful flatbed shipping. Blog 3PL 3pl logistics flatbed flatbed shipping flatbed shipping dimensions

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Your 3PL as Supply Chain Risk Management Partner?

Talking Logistics

As I discussed last Friday, Accenture published a report recently on supply chain risk management. The chart below from the Accenture report highlights the different approaches companies are taking to supply chain risk management.

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3 Reasons to Use a 3PL For Retail Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

With increasing competition in the retail market, it has become very challenging for retailers to efficiently manage their supply chains. Blog retail retail logistics retail shipping retail supply chain supply chain supply chain management

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

Talking Logistics

“We will see $300 a barrel — or roughly $250 in today’s dollars — because oil supply will be so short. That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].”. Process Industry Moving Up the Supply Chain Maturity Curve. Want a Fast-Response Supply Chain?

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Supply Chain Movement 18 – 3PL

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 18 – 2015 Q3. Supply Chain Media and partners launch Supply Chain Satellite. 14 | 3PL Subway Map Europe 2015. 40 | Supply chain thinkers. 49 | Supply Chain Agenda of Alessandro de Luca.

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

Cerasis

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. The Growth of Mergers and Acquisitions in the 3PL Industry.

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How Does Supply Chain Management Work?

PLS Logistics

Supply chain management is a set of activities that includes supply, production, and distribution of a company’s goods. Blog 3pl logistics freight transportation supply chain supply chain management supply chain visibility

Eyes Wide Open: 3 Steps to Ensure Your New 3PL Relationship Works

CHAINalytics

However, what many shippers fail to realize is that making the decision … The post Eyes Wide Open: 3 Steps to Ensure Your New 3PL Relationship Works appeared first on Chainalytics.

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

Cerasis

Poor visibility into anyone shipment would have the added effect of reducing efficiency throughout the entire supply chain, not to mention angering customers. Working with a 3PL can open the doors to new carriers and vendors, enabling a faster shipping process for e-commerce orders.

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

Cerasis

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. Meanwhile the experts of a 3PL will handle the distribution.

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A perfect supply chain?

Kinaxis

by Matt Benson If your 3PL supply chain problem was to deliver 400,000 items daily from supplier to customer and your on-time in full metric was a six-sigma target standard of 1 failure per million, how would you do it? Do you have a Dabawalla process and a simple supply chain?

The 3PL Industry is Suffering from Gresham’s Law

Talking Logistics

Below is an excerpt from the paper where we argue that the 3PL industry is suffering from Gresham’s Law , an economic principle that states bad money will drive good money out of circulation. Discusses our premise that the 3PL industry is at a tipping point, using the analogy of Grehsam’s Law.

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Supply Chain Movement 14 – 3PL

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 14 – 2014 Q3. The impact of big data on the value chain. 12 | 3PL Subway Map. The European 3PL market remains fragmented but relatively straightforward. 20 | 3PL tendering. 28 | Mindmap Supply Chain Execution 24/7.

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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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Global Supply Chain Recovery Dependent On A Vaccine

Supply Chain Shaman

However, supply chain leaders well understand that drug discovery, manufacturing, and distribution are all necessary to deliver the vaccine to a willing arm. Development and distribution, as any supply chain leader knows, are two different topics. My left arm hurts.

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Is the 3PL Industry Becoming Barbell Shaped?

Talking Logistics

And we’ve also seen two large 3PL acquisitions in recent weeks, both originating in Asia: Japan Post Holdings Co. If you’re a 3PL in the middle, which end of the barbell will you race toward? Post a comment and share your perspective on what’s happening in the 3PL industry today!

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Promoting Innovation in Supply Chain Operations at the European 3PL Summit

ModusLink Corporation

This year I have the pleasure of attending and speaking at the European 3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum, where I will be sharing advice on how 3PL leaders can promote a culture of innovation within their organizations.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

Adrian Gonzalez will discuss in more detail his top six supply chain and logistics predictions for 2015, which he wrote about in Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015. The post Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Episode: Tuesday, December 16 at 12:00 p.m.

Unlearning Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

The “Great Unlearning Begins” I wrote back in December 2014; it was one of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2015. More than two years later, we’re still at the early stages of unlearning “the ways we’ve always done things” in supply chain management.

Health Check Your Supply Chain for Inefficiencies

Talking Logistics

Even in 2019 many companies still underestimate the importance of their global supply chain and above all, how their logistics and supply chain performance can beneficially impact their marketing, ultimately leading to healthier financial results.

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

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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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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3PL Sales Platform Interview

The Logistics of Logistics

Dustin is a supply chain expert who blogs about logistics and supply chain topics for Kinaxis. Today I’m looking forward to hearing your views on a 3PL sales platform. Eventually, I moved into some consulting, doing a lot of lean and supply chain work.

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The Digital Opportunity for 3PL Logistics Operations!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is the Digital Supply Chain? Third-party logistics (or 3PL) providers, are standing on the brink of breakout growth. The global 3PL market, valued at $728.6B Using 3PL software as logistics solution.

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5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. Trend #3: Serving Every Customer with their Own Optimized Micro Supply Chain.

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The Rise of the Consultative 3PL

Logistics Viewpoints

Evolving consumer expectations, the impact of tariffs, and new sources of competition are among the many factors driving supply chain complexity. In order to meet their customer’s demands, remain competitive, and manage volatility, shippers are seeking personalized solutions, end-to-end visibility, cost controls, often through a single 3PL partner. The post The Rise of the Consultative 3PL appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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3PL Sales Success in 2019 – Crushing Your Sales Goal

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Sales Success in 2019 – Crushing Your Sales Goal” was a webinar conducted in late January 2019 by Joe Lynch and Ann Holm. 3PL Sales Success in 2019 – Crushing Your Sales Goal. The Ultra-Competitive 3PL Market. Supply Chains are More Sophisticated and Complex.

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Consumer Demand Helping Drive 3PL Industry Growth

Talking Logistics

These demands put increasing pressure on retailers, who in turn, pass that burden onto their suppliers – further increasing complexity and intensifying pressure on supply chains. This has created what some in the industry are referring to as “supply chain impatience.”. In order to meet continually-changing consumer demands and expectations in an increasingly competitive market, shippers need a fast, efficient supply chain.

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

Cerasis

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. Communication and Collaboration is the Backbone of 3PL Trends. 3PL Logistics Trends

Alignment, Synchronization, Communication: Building Successful Relationships in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

There are many different types of relationships that play an important role in supply chain management, both internal relationships (e.g., Then post a comment and share your perspective on what it takes to build successful supply chain relationships!

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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Top 3PL Companies Florida

TradeGecko

Third-party logistics providers, or 3PLs, provide outsourced services to help a business manage all or parts of its supply chain and logistics operations.

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.

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