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

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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. Benchmark existing freight spend and use of transportation modes.

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. 3PL Services: What is Provided? .

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How Important is Talent When Selecting a 3PL?

Talking Logistics

According to the press release: Rosser comes to Transplace after more than 22 years at Walmart, where he most recently served as senior vice president of transportation and supply chain. The post How Important is Talent When Selecting a 3PL?

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5 Engagement Strategies in Managing a Relationship With a Transportation Management 3PL

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This is our 9th post in our strategic transportation management and logistics series. When selecting a transportation mangement 3PL to aid you in a robust and effective transportation management strategy , defining the rules of engagement is critical to success. We've built a deep checklist to understand first before you go about engaging with a 3PL. Why A Successful Transportation Management Program Is Empowered By Data.

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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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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. Fortunately, as the supply chain has evolved, so too has transportation management technology – now providing organizations with greater visibility and control over their supply chain than ever before.

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The Rise of the Consultative 3PL

Logistics Viewpoints

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. Logistics Outsourcing TransportationIt’s no secret that shipper’s needs are changing.

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

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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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3PL Sales Platform Interview

The Logistics of Logistics

Today I’m looking forward to hearing your views on a 3PL sales platform. I found myself being the general manager of a nonasset-based 3PL here in Michigan, where I live. I’ve been calling it a 3PL sales platform. Can you talk about the benefits of a 3PL sales platform?

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5 Benefits a 3PL Can Offer Smaller Businesses

PLS Logistics

Hiring someone specifically to manage your transportation needs doesn’t seem cost-efficient, but handling your supply chain is becoming more troublesome and overwhelming – and takes too much time which could’ve been spent on growing your business. That’s where a 3PL can come to the rescue!

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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. What is a 3PL Sales Platform? 3PL Sales Growth

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

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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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August Transportation News Round Up

PLS Logistics

We’ve kept track of the many news stories and topics affecting transportation, supply chain and logistics this month. Here is quick summary of some of the trendiest topics out there: Logistics Transportation 3PL Supply Chain News

Your 3PL as Supply Chain Risk Management Partner?

Talking Logistics

This is a great opportunity for you to enhance your value proposition and grow your business, but only if align your talent, technology, and assets to move past the traditional definition of a 3PL and truly become a supply chain risk management partner.

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

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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

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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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The 3PL Industry is Suffering from Gresham’s Law

Talking Logistics

This troubling trend is explored in more detail in a new white paper published by the University of Tennessee Center for Executive Education titled, “Unpacking Risk Shifting: A White Paper Challenging Unreasonable Risk-Shifting in the Transportation and Logistics Industry.”

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

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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. There are some 3PLs who perform niche tasks, like Cerasis does with transportation management for over the road modes like LTL, Truckload, and small package.

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3PL 2020 Trends: The Year of Tech & Services to Move Shippers Forward

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Recently, 3PL Central had the honor of sponsoring the annual state of third-party logistics (3PL) report. The top 3PL 2020 trends include a major.read More. 3PL Trends 3PL 2020 Trends

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How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

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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What a 3PL Should Look For When Buying a Transportation Management System

Logistics Viewpoints

One of our clients, a third parth logistics (3PL) company, will buy a transportation management system (TMS). Logistics Service Providers Logistics Software Vendors Transportation Management Systems

The 3PL Dedicated Advantage

Supply Chain Link

The transportation industry is evolving as shopping trends and shipping needs change with time. Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Dedicated FleetsE-commerce and rapid delivery have resulted in varying shipping capacities and unexpected industry twist and turns.

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Transformative Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

It can be a difficult choice to make; supply chains are not one-size-fits-all, and your transportation technology solutions shouldn’t be, either. It could be the “just right” fit a company is looking for, especially when considering large-scale changes to a transportation model.

Supply Chain Movement 18 – 3PL

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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4 Best Transportation Methods for Oil and Gas Shipping

PLS Logistics

In order to provide us with necessary materials like oil and gas, companies must ensure they transport it in a convenient and reliable way. Blog 3pl logistics energy services oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas supply chainIt is hard to imagine our lives without fuel.

Transportation Management Systems: Overcoming Implementation Challenges

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A transportation management system (TMS) is one of the most transformative supply chain management technologies that a 3PL, shipper or broker can implement: It saves an organization 8-10 percent in freight cost on average, delivering one of the strongest ROIs of any supply chain software.

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?

3PL Market Continues to Shrink

Logistics Viewpoints

The third-party logistics (3PL) market – encompassing non-asset-based transportation, warehousing, and integrated supply chain services – witnessed a decline of 8.9 Logistics Service Providers 3PL market growthpercent in organic growth. Organic growth is the growth that would occur absent the effect of acquisitions. The analysis compares first quarter 2016 revenues to first quarter 2015 revenues.

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Embedded 3PL Relationship: What is it & Why is it Vital to Ultimate Shipper Success?

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Like any outsourced partnership to a service and technology provider, such as in a 3PL relationship, it is vital that all sides are on the same page and speaking the same language in the way of goals, desired outcomes, strategy, and execution for whatever the customer and the outsourced provider are trying to achieve. This model, I like to call an "embedded 3PL relationship.". So, then, what is an Embedded 3PL Relationship? Embedded 3PL Relationship Example.

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

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However, a third-party logistics provider (3PL) can help shippers persevere through the tough times with these capacity crunch strategies. . This is where a 3PL can help mitigate much of the stress during a shipping capacity crunch, explains Thomas Griffin of Inbound Logistics. .

What a 3PL Should Look For When Buying a Transportation Management System

Logistics Viewpoints

One of our clients, a third parth logistics (3PL) company, will buy a transportation management system (TMS). They asked us what they should look for in the product demonstrations.

The Digital Opportunity for 3PL Logistics Operations!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Third-party logistics (or 3PL) providers, are standing on the brink of breakout growth. The global 3PL market, valued at $728.6B Shippers are increasingly turning to their 3PL providers for the capabilities needed to meet delivery expectations. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits

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This is especially true when outsourcing transportation management, as transportation can include a large part of your overall supply chain and business costs. Consider the many shippers who have outsourced transportation management and other logistics functions to third-party logistics (3PL) providers the past few years. Worldwide, four specific industries will account for much of the upcoming 3pl growth. percent of all 3pl demand.