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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. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. Read on to learn more about the top revenue-earning 3PL warehousing companies in 2020.

5 Examples of How COVID-19 Made Shipment Monitoring a “Must-Have” in the Industry

Roambee

Up until now, investing in shipment tracking solutions was like buying travel insurance - it was usually purchased in the last step of the transportation contracting process. Much like insurance, you would add it at the last step in the cart as an optional item when purchasing your air ticket, and often only if the firm had previously bitter experiences. However, COVID-19 is changing the way companies are looking at investment into visibility.

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50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. Not only does warehouse optimization result in a healthier bottom line, but it also improves key warehouse metrics like accurate orders and on-time delivery. Implementing the right technologies, such as collaborative mobile robots , can help to optimize resource management and improve productivity.

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4% Efficient warehouse operations.

[VIDEO] Logistics Beacons: Using Proximity As A Logistics Oversight Service

Cerasis

The global logistics industry generates $9.1 The global Third Party Logistics (3PL) industry generates $750 Billion in revenue as a part of that figure. Air and sea cargo industries generate $62 Billion each. These are huge numbers that represent the movement of every good across the globe and the reason we are seeing the rise of Logistics Beacons as a way to increase logistics and supply chain visibility. . Tagging Moving Cargo with Logistics Beacons.

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Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. Mobile phones can offer incredible services in any business from inventory tracking and shipments to the execution of procurement transactions. Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals. This optimization tool for inventories is cloud based. The Logistics mobile app.

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3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena. Robert Cadena and Joe Lynch provide an introduction to 3rd party logistics. 3rd party logistics services include 5 major categories: 1.) Warehousing 3.) Logistics 4.) Logistics 3.)

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Logistics Management Software? Logistics Management Software is one that helps drive the logistics function of an organization by managing the actual flow of materials, goods, and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Logistics Management Software? Logistics Management Software is one that helps drive the logistics function of an organization by managing the actual flow of materials, goods, and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Logistics Management Software? Logistics Management Software is one that helps drive the logistics function of an organization by managing the actual flow of materials, goods, and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers.

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. In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Logistics is no exception. There are hundreds of logistics terms that make up the industry’s language. Here is our glossary of top logistics terms to know. Logistics Terms for Pros to Know. Audit — In logistics, an audit refers to the process of examining, adjusting, and verifying freight bills for accuracy. Benchmark — In logistics, benchmarks refer to KPI thresholds set by an organization to measure supply chain performance.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It’s clear from this week’s long list of news that the pace of change and innovation in supply chain management continues to accelerate. SAP Ushers in New Era of Collaborative Supply Chain Management. Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management. Oracle Introduces New Cloud Solutions for Transportation and Global Trade Management. Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand.

Necessary Steps for Smarter Logistics Planning Optimization. Increase Efficiency and Profits

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's is blog is from Nicole Lewis who shows us the steps for smarter logistics planning optimization. Ironically, the main problem of today's domestic logistics planning optimization is not in a lack of information about ‘advanced’ tools, lack of appropriate equipment and information technologies, and not even that not all managers are in principle aware of the existence of any management mechanism. External logistics services. Logistics

The Logistics Linchpin with Andrew Clark

Aborn and Co.

In this episode, Consulting Logistics host, Kyle MacNaught, will chat with Andrew Clark, founder of Logistics Help. Andrew is passionate about logistics and how getting this element right in business can help elevate them to the next level. Sell more with less stock - How inventory planning holds the key to improved profitability. Andrew started in footwear manufacturing and fell in love with operations management. What surprised you in terms of logistics?

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. Admiral King was no doubt surrounded by logistics activities and logisticians. He just didn’t know which functions were actually considered logistics. What is considered logistics vs what is considered supply chain? Logistics Services.

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Improve Supply Chain Processes During Peak Shopping Seasons

Veridian Solutions

Lack of available capacity, carriers, resources, and inventory. The right inventory management strategy will make or break successful inventory management for the coming quarter. Rogers goes on to say, “It is important for logistics services providers, freight forwarders, and ocean cargo carriers…to be ready for an early Peak Season, but it may be one that does not come. Use the WMS to manage cross-docking and deconsolidation programs.

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. Admiral King was no doubt surrounded by logistics activities and logisticians. He just didn’t know which functions were actually considered logistics. What is considered logistics vs what is considered supply chain? Logistics Services.

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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. Admiral King was no doubt surrounded by logistics activities and logisticians. He just didn’t know which functions were actually considered logistics. What is considered logistics vs what is considered supply chain? Logistics Services.

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Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

EFT

Land challenges for Hong Kong’s Logistics sector were the key topics discussed at the recent Leadership Luncheon gathering of Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals (SCLP). Trade and Logistics is the largest of Hong Kong’s four major economic pillars - generating 26% of Hong Kong’s GDP and is responsible for 22% of total employment. Regional Distribution Centre and Global logistics Hub. Land Shortages impacting Logistics Sector.

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What is Cross-Docking? An Introduction For Wholesalers and Distributors.

EMERGE App

It is a logistics process that brings products from a supplier or manufacturer directly to a customer or retailer with minimal handling and storage time. Cross Docking Versus Warehousing. By contrast, traditional warehousing requires that wholesalers and distributors have goods on hand to ship to customers. This means receiving products at the unloading bay of a warehouse, unloading and inspecting them, and then storing them on racks. Warehouse space is expensive.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors. We believe many practices in global supply chain management can be applied in every industry. The list is presented in the order the responses were received in: 1) Andreas Wieland , Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School Successful supply chain management means that organizations are well-orchestrated in an end-to-end value network.

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Guest Blog: 13 things you need to know about freight forwarding

NC State SCRC

Today’s guest blog is from John Stuart of the International Logistics Center. He shares some interesting information about freight forwarding, that anyone in logistics should be aware of. Freight forwarding companies, like the International Logistics Centre, coordinate the shipment of goods from one destination to another using a range of carriers, including air freight , ocean freight , road fright and, in some cases, railway freight. Inventory management.

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Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. I’ve been in supply chain management for more than a decade now. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” This is why supply chain managers are always stressing over demand forecasts — something that tops the list of most critical inventory management practices. Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

” Hard costs involve an invoice or a direct cash outlay, which could include freight payments or inventory. Investment decisions are very critical in this scenario, to help create long term smart strategies of when, why, and how to invest in new facilities such as warehouses, factories, and the resources and equipment needed. A well-instrumented investment decision backed by effective management of investment costs can go a long way. Inventory costs.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

” Hard costs involve an invoice or a direct cash outlay, which could include freight payments or inventory. Investment decisions are very critical in this scenario, to help create long term smart strategies of when, why, and how to invest in new facilities such as warehouses, factories, and the resources and equipment needed. A well-instrumented investment decision backed by effective management of investment costs can go a long way. Inventory costs.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

” Hard costs involve an invoice or a direct cash outlay, which could include freight payments or inventory. Investment decisions are very critical in this scenario, to help create long term smart strategies of when, why, and how to invest in new facilities such as warehouses, factories, and the resources and equipment needed. A well-instrumented investment decision backed by effective management of investment costs can go a long way. Inventory costs.

The Industrial Side of the Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

Many industries like manufacturing, agriculture, and logistics have been relying on industrial IoT to optimize their applications by connecting machines and devices. Inventory management. IIoT ecosystems can use sensors to track inventory through the supply chain, enable intelligent warehouses, and monitor the condition of products —everything from temperature to humidity to energy consumption — along the way. Logistics management.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. I’ve been in supply chain management for more than a decade now. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” This is why supply chain managers are always stressing over demand forecasts — something that tops the list of most critical inventory management practices. Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain.