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.

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. Of course, warehouse optimization isn’t something you do just once; it’s an ongoing process, and a complex one at that.

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5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

Do you have the right metrics? Metrics show how your supply chain is performing – providing they are the right ones to do the job. Inappropriate metrics can give a false or incomplete picture of supply chain performance. Second, what metrics are the best indicators of performance in terms of these goals? What is your warehouse fill rates and lead times? What’s your primary carrier’s cargo acceptance rate?

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). On March 16th-18th, I will be on a book tour in Europe discussing the concepts of Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility

Supply Chain is not Only About the Money

DynaSys

In other words, these are projects with benefits that are not visible in short-term financial metrics, but extremely important from a long-term perspective. This means to perform legally import and export activities you need to provide to a customs officer, an active contract, invoices signed & stamped, certifications and the description of cargo with translation to local language. Indeed, financially-oriented metrics do not show everything that is important.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations. The cloud-based logistics has lots of metric tools.

Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Misaligned production, warehousing, and transportation functions are also a large source of supply chain inefficiencies, and they can cost you in wasted resources, time, and money. Trains can now move one ton of cargo approximately 484 miles on just one gallon of fuel.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

Cleaner ships, trains, planes and trucks combined with automation and clean technology in cargo handling and warehousing operations are accelerating. In the past, by using more natural gas for its ground fleet, UPS decreased CO2 emissions by 100,000 metric tons in 2016. Increasing application of robots As technology advances in the recent years, companies are applying more robots in manufacturing, warehousing and transportation.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Cargo — Product carried during transportation. Carriage — In maritime shipping, carriage refers to the movement of cargo on a vessel after loading and before unloading. Carriers pick-up cargo from these designated spaces. The metric is used to establish pricing for a transported order. Gross Weight — The total weight of a truck, trailer, its cargo, the driver, and any potential passengers. Port of Loading — The port where cargo is loaded onto a vessel.

What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

In this system, space is shared by all of the cargo on one truck. You can save money by: Stop paying for unused cargo space. Reduce your warehouse costs. LTL shipments can contain one to six pallets, cases, large bundles, or other units for loading that still leaves space for more in the freight carrier’s cargo. Most carriers notify real-time tracking updates using the Bill of Lading (BOL) numbers, pickup date ranges, or other cargo serial numbers.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

Warehouse Management System (WMS) Warehouse Management System enables 3PL companies to take control of their diversified range of product and stock items, as well as monitor the operations of goods and materials moving in and out of the depot. Third is the ability to execute real-time workflow and productivity metrics, access real-time inventory visibility. Warehouse management system customization and information availability in 3pl companies: a decision-support tool.

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. When a breakdown in labor negotiations led 20,000 dockworkers to go on strike at two of Washington state's largest ports in October 2014, cargo-laden ships were left stranded as the flow of goods came to a halt for six months. This inventory glut crowded warehouses, eventually forcing companies to cut back on their new orders to clear out their backed-up storage facilities.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

For manufacturers specifically, Logistics Management Software helps in the following activities: Overall supply and demand planning Effective order processing Inbound and outbound transportation management Inhouse warehouse and inventory management Fleet coordination Managing external logistics service providers. The objective now was to fulfill orders, smooth distribution of products, storage, and warehousing. Warehouse and order management.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

For manufacturers specifically, Logistics Management Software helps in the following activities: Overall supply and demand planning Effective order processing Inbound and outbound transportation management Inhouse warehouse and inventory management Fleet coordination Managing external logistics service providers. The objective now was to fulfill orders, smooth distribution of products, storage, and warehousing. Warehouse and order management.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

For manufacturers specifically, Logistics Management Software helps in the following activities: Overall supply and demand planning Effective order processing Inbound and outbound transportation management Inhouse warehouse and inventory management Fleet coordination Managing external logistics service providers. The objective now was to fulfill orders, smooth distribution of products, storage, and warehousing. Warehouse and order management.

The Logistics Linchpin with Andrew Clark

Aborn and Co.

That is where he learned his foundation in warehousing and distribution as well as logistics. Air freight capacity was restricted to those businesses that had their own dedicated cargo fleet. Now that people have dealt with the availability crisis what is a good metric to measure where their slobs are? . An obsolete piece of inventory is inventory that will not sell at all, leaving it there can clog up your warehouse and is not worth it.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

5 Easy Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

TMC

Do you have the right metrics? Metrics show how your supply chain is performing—providing they are the right ones to do the job. Inappropriate metrics can give a false or incomplete picture of supply chain performance. Second, what metrics are the best indictors of performance in terms of these goals? What are your warehouse fill rates and lead times? What is your primary carrier’s cargo acceptance rate?

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. When a breakdown in labor negotiations led 20,000 dockworkers to go on strike at two of Washington state's largest ports in October 2014, cargo-laden ships were left stranded as the flow of goods came to a halt for six months. This inventory glut crowded warehouses, eventually forcing companies to cut back on their new orders to clear out their backed-up storage facilities.

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

They explain, “If a company scores an impressive 99 percent in all four categories measured by the standard Perfect Order Metric (POM) — complete, on time, damage-free, proper documentation with correct invoicing — the result would be a POM score of just 96 percent. The Forbes team explains, “Decades ago, trucking, rail and sea cargo began being tracked by satellite via telematics, and versions of electronic driver logs have been around for nearly 20 years.

Cash Management Tips to Survive the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Within each of these two flows there should be a small number of high impact business processes or metrics that you need to address, holistically, in order to make meaningful and significant improvements in your cash position. If you are looking to improve dozens of processes and metrics you will get stuck in the weeds. You must identify a relatively small number of high impact process and metric levers. Airlines are converting passenger planes to cargo planes.

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Through ERP and WMS or OMS -TMS integration, manufacturers and distributors are intending to strengthen end-to-end visibility across shipping and warehouse functions like order processing, record access, and general ledger information, offering a more all-inclusive view of processes that should result in better planning and coordination (Stackpole, 2014).

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Zara also works with Air France, KLM Cargo and Emirates Air in order that they can coordinate directly with the airlines to make the outbound shipments to its stores and bring back some raw materials and semi-finished materials with return legs. Since UK is relatively small when compared with the United States, centralized control of distribution operations and warehouse makes it easier to manage. Another 80% of orders are handled by both warehouse and cross dock system.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011. 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

billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011. 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

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*. To ensure efficient processes, make the best use of warehouse space, and ensure short delivery times over long transport distances, shippers and forwarders generally rely on the most cost-efficient transport mode and/or route. For example, bananas can’t be transported by air, because they spoil in the low temperatures and the varying air humidity of the cargo area.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

billion of cargo, decreasing 1.6% billion of cargo, decreasing 3.3% AIR FREIGHT: Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In January, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 49,799 metric tons of cargo, a 10.7% Source: www.bloomberg.com/quote/BDIY:IND ) (The Baltic Dry Index is an index that tracks and averages worldwide international shipping prices of various dry bulk cargoes.). MARKET: Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 1.0%

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing. We are a marketplace for warehousing services. So if you operate a warehouse, if you rely on 3PL to operate your warehouse, we are a networked marketplace of, essentially, 3PL services. And, sometimes, as their compliment, as a flexible compliment to their existing infrastructure, again, in warehousing and distribution services. Why does your cargo get rolled?

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

More stringent customer delivery requirements is certainly one factor, with On-Time In-Full (OTIF) becoming a more critical metric. I highlighted how Walmart is bringing operations at two California warehouses, which it had outsourced to Schneider Logistics for the past 13 years, back in-house. We didn’t think he would visit us this year, but then came the snow storm early Monday morning, and with schools closed, Billy Bob Joe V finally showed up.

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports

Elementum

According to data from the first half of 2015, Los Angeles held a 34 percent market share and Long Beach held a 13 percent market share of cargo transport from Tianjin to the U.S. Any dip in cargo traffic from Tianjin will have a big effect on West Coast container traffic, and there are already reports of factories and warehouses closing indefinitely as inventory and buildings see irreparable damage. Port traffic has always been a good metric of overall economic health.

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Belgium has 41 airports, 26 of which have paved runways and six of which can handle large cargo aircraft. billion metric tons of goods in 2015. This makes Belgium an ideal location for manufacturing, distribution or warehousing operations. The Kingdom of Belgium achieved its independence from the Netherlands in 1830, and has become an admired modern country, well-known as the home of international organizations such as NATO and the EU.

Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

The truck, after dropping off 2000 kilograms in New York, will be left with empty space that can be filled up if we could somehow find out if someone needs around 2000 kilograms of freight cargo to be transported from New York to Atlanta on the same day. Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend, Rachel Everly, a freelance writer in business and finance who shows us how digitized trucking will change the game for logistics companies. .