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Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. So when the warehouse team threatened to unionize, I transferred into a distribution, warehouse environment. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Warehouse Management and Transportation Management were in their infancy. Supply chain design looks very different by company.

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3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

An article in my local paper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , had this interesting quote, “From aerospace to health care to consumer products to toys to medical devices, furniture … what I think you’re going to see is an explosion of use.”. A startup local Atlanta-based 3D printing company, CloudDDM , is looking to make an impact. Atlanta is home to many Fortune 500 companies like Coca Cola, Home Depot and UPS. General News 3D printing Supply chain management

Service Level Should Be Your Number One Supply Chain KPI…But What Does It Really Mean?

ToolsGroup

To adapt an old saying, the idea that great service should be a top supply chain priority is as universally accepted as motherhood and the dominance of the ‘92 Dream Team. First, we need to establish: what’s the whole point of supply chains?

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What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? That’s at Atlanta, by the way. Wouldn’t you want that same sort of control over your supply chain? She is an avid reader and supply chain lead, specializing in the area of end-end supply chain and control tower. Supply chains are becoming more complex and more exposed to competition. Which means they need end to end visibility and control of supply chain flows.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. PST will ship the same day.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. Luxottica presumably uses a dual sourcing and a base-surge strategy for some eyewear models with China being their low cost far away source for base supply and Italy being the close source to meet surges in demand. Supply Chain Differences.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge). It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. Luxottica presumably uses a dual sourcing and a base-surge strategy for some eyewear models with China being their low cost far away source for base supply and Italy being the close source to meet surges in demand. Supply Chain Differences.

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Merchants Market Group Implements Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning Technology

Blue Ridge

ATLANTA, GEORGIA April 20, 2016. Blue Ridge , a global leader in cloud demand forecasting , planning, replenishment, allocation and analytics, today announced Merchants Market Group will implement Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning. Holistic technology for forecasting and advanced order projection capabilities will allow us to profitably execute supply chain operations by achieving our service goals with the most cost-effective inventory investment possible.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning, my mailbox was bombarded with the news of tentative agreement of the settlement of the nine-month labor conflict between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Others say February… Where they all agree is that the labor union discord was the icing on the top of a broken link in the supply chain. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship. The ships are getting larger.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. Holiday weekends and the weeks leading up to the Black Friday retail shopping holiday are prime times for organized crime groups to target the trucks, warehouses, and distribution centers that send or receive those goods. Dig into operational controls to understand which protective measures are in place at every point in the supply chain.

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21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

Logistics is one component of the overall supply chain and is impacted by supply chain changes. At the same time, an effective logistics strategy can improve supply chain management and overall supply chain performance. Warehouse Operations

This Week in Logistics News (April 16-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The focus of our session is “Today’s New Normal” — a discussion about emerging trends and technologies in the industry, everything from e-commerce to blockchain, and what it means for supply chain and logistics professionals. Speaking of emerging trends, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: ‘Hey Alexa, where’s my delivery?’ project44 Raises $35 Million to Turn Data into True Supply Chain Visibility.

Resiliency; the Fine Art of Balancing E-commerce & Brick and Mortar Investments

BlueYonder

This week at North American e-Tail Operations Summit ( NAEOS ) in Atlanta, Georgia, Best Buy took the stage to share on their journey of how they re-centered their customer focus and throughout 2013-2018 focused on, “Renew Blue” to work on their brand identity and delivery to their customers which resulted in a 100% YoY growth in their customer delivery accuracy and volume flow. We must observe (our supply chain). Retail Supply Chain

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. Holiday weekends and the weeks leading up to the Black Friday retail shopping holiday are prime times for organized crime groups to target the trucks, warehouses, and distribution centers that send or receive those goods. Dig into operational controls to understand which protective measures are in place at every point in the supply chain.

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UPS launches new technology company and quick turnaround fulfilment platform

EFT

Ware2Go recruits and certifies warehouses in strategic locations, establishing a network of vetted fulfilment partners. Ware2Go’s cloud-based platform and solution provides merchants with end-to-end order fulfilment – storage, pick/pack fulfilment and shipping – with guaranteed two-day delivery by UPS. Ware2Go manages the relationships with warehouses, merchants are onboarded, managed and can pay automatically. The company is headquartered in Atlanta.

REPOST: Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

AJ Khanijow is the founder of Fulfyld, a warehousing and fulfillment company based in Huntsville, Alabama. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, Fulfyld has offered e-commerce fulfillment services for every step of the supply chain since 2016. Fulfyld integrates directly with e-commerce marketplaces and shopping carts to simplify your shipping process. We ship same-day, every day, for one flat-rate. Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow.

Resiliency; the Fine Art of Balancing E-commerce & Brick and Mortar Investments

BlueYonder

This week at North American e-Tail Operations Summit ( NAEOS ) in Atlanta, Georgia, Best Buy took the stage to share on their journey of how they re-centered their customer focus and throughout 2013-2018 focused on, “Renew Blue” to work on their brand identity and delivery to their customers which resulted in a 100% YoY growth in their customer delivery accuracy and volume flow. We must observe (our supply chain).

Technologies are changing the Logistics Picture

Enterra Insights

Supply chain professionals are like the military’s special forces. According to Steve Geary, President of the Supply Chain Visions family of companies and Chief Operating Officer at ROSE Solutions, logistics is the key tool in the supply chain professional’s kit. ” The last things a supply chain professional needs or wants is disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty. The same is true for supply chains.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Last year, Hurricane Michael had a devastating effect on coastal towns, disrupting the supply chain and leaving close to total destruction. Extreme weather events affect each sector of the supply chain but knowing what to expect helps ease the stress. Securing the Supply Chain. Supply chain delays are inevitable when roads are impassable. Air shipments were re-routed through surrounding hubs—Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

We assist 3PLs with their bid packages to corporations, and we work with corporations who don’t see supply chain as their core activity. [01:20] Right out of college, I worked at a logistics company in Atlanta. Then, after a short spell in New Orleans, I moved to Houston to work with supply chain in oil and gas. Then, we buy and ship it to get oil out of the ground. One of the bidders had a very unorganized warehouse.

Truckload vs LTL: The Right Mode for your Load

Aborn and Co.

Are you doing all you can to ensure efficient shipping over the road? Be sure to know these differences between truckload (TL) and less than truckload (LTL) before letting your product leave the warehouse. What you are shipping matters to an LTL carrier. Normal. false. false.

Panama Canal Expansion Boosts Freight in an Unexpected Place

DAT Solutions

The Panama Canal opened a new lane for larger ships this week, and East Coast ports have been expanding efforts to attract Asian imports that would otherwise arrive on the West Coast. The canal expansion has run into plenty of obstacles along the way, and many East Coast ports still aren’t ready to accommodate the larger ships. The top outbound lane from Greenville is a short hop over to Atlanta.

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Atlanta, Georgia. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis is a staple in supply chain operations because of its central location and proximity to Chicago. Short-term” warehousing traditionally meant signing a one-year lease and committing to a service contract. As the supply chain enters a new era—an era entrenched in digitization, innovation, the “now economy,” and the “sharing economy”—operations have to change to keep pace with increasing consumer demands.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . Source: Supply Chain 24/7). Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In November, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 53,841 metric tons of cargo, a 4.0% WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION: . . Warehouse Rent Rates: In Q3 2015, warehouse and distribution rental rates in the U.S

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . Source: Supply Chain 24/7). Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In November, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 53,841 metric tons of cargo, a 4.0% WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION: . . Warehouse Rent Rates: In Q3 2015, warehouse and distribution rental rates in the U.S

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). Last-mile delivery network Connect India became a UPS Authorized Shipping Outlet through a new agreement. Connect India users in more than 50 cities, 650 district towns, and 8,000 small towns across India can book international shipments through Connect India Centers, which make use of UPS’s global shipping services.

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Shippers Caused the Truck Driver Shortage

EFT

By that he means that people go home at the end of the day, order on line, are promised quick deliveries, have choices on when and how goods are shipped, and have visibility to those shipments. With the ag supply business, they are making many shipments to rural areas served by small carriers that don’t have a lot of technology. If they are made to wait too long picking goods up at a warehouse, the visibility solution proves that, and they are paid for that as well.

This Week in Logistics News (September 25-29, 2017)

Talking Logistics

You know what might be more complex than supply chain management? Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Alibaba to pay $807 million for majority stake in logistics firm Cainiao (CNBC). Target expands Restock household supply service to 8 additional cities (Star Tribune). FourKites Partners with SMC³ to Extend End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility Across LTL Shipments.