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, anyone can start an online retailing business from any part of the world and ensure their products are delivered to customers efficiently by using a third-party logistics company.

The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 7 main types of warehouse services offerings. While each warehouse company has it’s own unique specialties, these are the predominant warehouse service offerings. Everyone knows what a warehouse is, but I decided to publish Wikipedia’s definition because it was really good. Warehouse Definition. A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. Warehouse Service Offering 1 – Pick and Pack.

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

Talking Logistics

With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country. As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain.

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Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

It’s not just the supply chain! Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges.

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

EV Cargo Packaging Conference 2020 – Efficient, Ethical & Sustainable

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo Packaging Conference 2020 – Efficient, Ethical & Sustainable. With transit packaging becoming ever more critical to the retail supply chain, EV Cargo are delighted to announce a conference on Wednesday 22nd April 2020 , focused on helping retailers understand how to optimise, improve and drive greater compliance with packaging throughout the supply chain.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Solving the Retail Supply Chain Challenge: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

Last month, we attended the 2018 D3 Retail Summit in Brooklyn, put together by eyefortransport (EFT). It was a packed couple of days with a lot of great speakers brought together by a common denominator: how to solve the retail supply chain challenge. New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to the test. FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.”

Supply Chain Management Success – What You Need To Know But No One Told You

Gravity Supply Chain

Articles inventory retail #retailers Gravity Technology disruption supplychain visibility logistics performance #automation #realtime #management #cargo #shipment #transportation purchase tracking container freight solution platform order track operations global industry automating manufacturers service providers cloudbased trace carrier shipper data warehousingHow can end-to-end visibility and container tracking prevent supply chain disruptions?

Fuelling Supply Chains with Cargo Vessel GPS Tracking

EV Cargo Technology

With consumer expectations rising, it has become more prevalent than ever for retailers to make sure they’re avoiding unnecessary delays and customer dissatisfaction. But, in a world of real time supply chain management, the lack of proactive approaches to timely decision making when it comes to transporting goods is startling, particularly when dealing with sea freight cargo. Retailers should use cargo vessel GPS tracking to support intelligent decision making.

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Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. The online retailer’s most recent patent focuses on drone technology, and would involve drones delivering packages with parachutes. It’s just the latest in a string of patents that span the gamut from smart stores to flying warehouses. by Alexa Cheater How to overcome the Amazon effect.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country. As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments.

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EV Cargo Packaging Conference 2019- Efficient, Ethical & Sustainable

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo Packaging Conference 2019- Efficient, Ethical & Sustainable. With transit packaging becoming ever more critical to the retail supply chain, EV Cargo are delighted to announce a conference on the 13th June 2019, focused on helping retailers understand how to optimise, improve and drive greater compliance with packaging throughout the supply chain. However, getting it right can improve pack density, reduce damage and support warehouse automation.

Fuelling Supply Chains with Cargo Vessel GPS Tracking

EV Cargo Technology

With consumer expectations rising, it has become more prevalent than ever for retailers to make sure they’re avoiding unnecessary delays and customer dissatisfaction. But, in a world of real time supply chain management, the lack of proactive approaches to timely decision making when it comes to transporting goods is startling, particularly when dealing with sea freight cargo. Retailers should use cargo vessel GPS tracking to support intelligent decision making.

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2018 D3: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

Last month, we attended the 2018 D3 Retail Summit in Brooklyn, put together by eyefortransport (EFT). It was a packed couple of days with a lot of great speakers brought together for a common interest: how to solve the retail supply chain challenge. New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to the test. FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.”

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies. This strategic shift in the industry requires that companies expand outside of the largest or most obvious markets to establish new facilities in their expanding warehouse network. Demand for dynamic warehouse space is highest in Cleveland. #2

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

<p>Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies. This strategic shift in the industry requires that companies expand outside of the largest or most obvious markets to establish new facilities in their expanding warehouse network.</p>

Marks and Spencer announced as guest speaker of EV Cargo’s packaging conference

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo Technology, one of the UK’s leading providers of supply chain management software, is pleased to announce the EV Cargo Packaging Conference on Thursday 5th September 2019 at the Palletforce Hub of Innovation in Burton-on-Trent. With transit packaging becoming ever more critical to the retail supply chain, the Packaging Conference will be focused on helping retailers understand how to optimise, improve and drive greater compliance with packaging throughout the supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). Honeywell To Acquire Intelligrated, A Leader In Supply Chain And Warehouse Automation Technologies. A similar situation exists in the air cargo market, as reported by Reuters: Following a sharp fall in freight prices air cargo companies are set to trim their fleets and jobs further to battle overcapacity while looking for new partnerships and products to carry, industry executives and analysts say.

Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

Retailers are paying close attention to labor disputes threatening to bring a stop to imports coming in to West Coast ports. They are anxiously awaiting (and hoping for) a successful dock worker agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). Retailers rely heavily on these ports for imported goods coming in from Asia. While it is true that retailers still rely heavily on the U.S. By Chris Ferrell.

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UK warehouses reaching capacity, just weeks left before full

EFT

A survey of logistics and warehousing operations, conducted by leading sector trade association UK Warehousing Association (UKWA), has revealed that lack of available warehousing space in the face of COVID-19 restrictions is reaching a critical point, with potential for zero capacity within weeks. This weekly volume is likely to require storage of some 750,000 pallets each week until lockdown is eased and retail stores re-open.

Online retailer Hepsiburada wants own delivery network

Supply Chain Movement

Turkey’s leading online retailer wants own delivery network. It is based on three pillars: the transfer to a new fulfilment center to replace the company’s current five warehouses, the launch of an on-line market place for third party merchants and the introduction of its own delivery network. The population is young, Internet penetration and use of social media is very high, everyone has at least one credit card and the cargo network is widespread.

Turkey’s leading online retailer Hepsiburada wants own delivery network

Supply Chain Movement

Turkey’s leading online retailer wants own delivery network. It is based on three pillars: the transfer to a new fulfilment center to replace the company’s current five warehouses, the launch of an on-line market place for third party merchants and the introduction of its own delivery network. The population is young, Internet penetration and use of social media is very high, everyone has at least one credit card and the cargo network is widespread.

Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Niche Retailers. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

I wrote a similar overview for warehousing: The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. Air transport involves integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging. Rail transport utilizes freight trains to haul cargo.

Why should retailers change their approach to Black Friday?

EV Cargo Technology

With just over one week to go until Black Friday, retailers should now be in full swing with their Black Friday and Cyber Monday preparations as they look to build on the success of last year’s shopping phenomenon. These statistics are no surprise: retailers have become well-accustomed to the Black Friday weekend frenzy. Because of this, retailers declaring ‘their lowest price ever’ ahead of Black Friday sales won’t be enough to excite all consumers this year.

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

6 River Systems

From investing in smart automation solutions like collaborative mobile robots to improve warehouse productivity to route and supplier optimization and outsourcing logistics to a 3PL , there are several strategies that can help companies reduce logistics costs. Efficient warehouse operations.

How RPA and IPA are Driving Retail Business Transformation

EV Cargo Technology

The pace of retail has accelerated considerably over the past few decades. Technology has paved the way for increased connectivity and paired with an increased customer demand to have faster delivery and a better experience, the pressure is on for retailers to deliver. It is more important than ever for retailers to consider ways that they can evolve to keep up with the pace of change. So what are they and how can they transform retail?

Amazon and Google Forcing Retailers to Adapt or Perish

Supply Chain Collaborator

It’s not news that the traditional retail industry is in the throes of existential change as they seek to adapt to the rise of online commerce and the omni-channel strategies they’re employing in attempts to retain market share. Here’s some reporting on two recent articles about the major plays being made by titans Amazon and Google and some analysis on what these seismic events portend for the traditional retailer.

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U.S. Retail Sales Outpace Forecast, Bringing Glad Tidings for Holiday 2017

Supply Chain Nation

retail sales numbers beat expectations; Andrew Ng announces his next AI project; Target acquires Shipt to boost same-day delivery capabilities; changing shopping habits are impacting holiday hiring practices; and Pepsi announces the biggest public pre-order of Tesla’s electric semi-trucks to date. Retail Sales Jump More Than Forecast. According to Commerce Department figures released Thursday, sales in the retail control group increased at a three-month annualized pace of 6.6

U.S. Retail Sales Outpace Forecast, Bringing Glad Tidings for Holiday 2017

Supply Chain Nation

retail sales numbers beat expectations; Andrew Ng announces his next AI project; Target acquires Shipt to boost same-day delivery capabilities; changing shopping habits are impacting holiday hiring practices; and Pepsi announces the biggest public pre-order of Tesla’s electric semi-trucks to date. Retail Sales Jump More Than Forecast. According to Commerce Department figures released Thursday, sales in the retail control group increased at a three-month annualized pace of 6.6

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. Next week is the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City and you can bet that even the hot dog vendors outside the venue will have “omnichannel” posted on their carts. One day, we’ll drop the omni-channel term and just call it retailing again, but in the meantime, expect plenty of news from supply chain and logistics software vendors next week promoting their omni-channel solutions.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 6, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Park It, Trucks: Here Come New York’s Cargo Bikes (New York Times) Amazon Tests Cheap Warehouses. News This Week in News Amazon cargo bikes Descartes Systems Group drones FourKites IMO 2020 Nulogy Retail tariffs Uber UPSIt’s one of those mornings where I look out the window, see the snow, the barren trees, the colorless sky and… Nothing. So I move on.

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent prediction by respected Hong-Kong based trading and distribution business Li & Fung of increased seasonality, with the observation that “retailers are now placing orders with shorter lead-times and pushing deliveries closer to their seasons", marks an interesting development for the global supply chain, particularly if it is accompanied by increased order volumes. Many LSPs simply do not have spare trucks and warehouses to cope with unscheduled arrivals at ports any more.

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