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.

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.

How working with our remarkable customer, Lufthansa Cargo, got us named to the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

BluJay Solutions

Sometimes, though, we are lucky enough to get to share these customer stories – this is the case with Lufthansa Cargo. Working alongside Lufthansa Cargo, we were able to modernize multi-county customs interfaces for different customs authorities, specifically preparing the Company to meet new airfreight industry standards set for filing German and Austrian customs. The project was so successful that Lufthansa Cargo wanted to share their supply chain success story.

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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. Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events. URL: www.multimodal.org.uk.

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.

EV Cargo Targets Further Growth With Launch Of New Solutions Division

EV Cargo Technology

Global logistics and technology business EV Cargo is targeting accelerated growth after expanding and strengthening its service offering with the creation of a new business division. EV Cargo Solutions will offer a range of flexible and on-demand services by combining and integrating the global capabilities across all EV Cargo business divisions. The post EV Cargo Targets Further Growth With Launch Of New Solutions Division appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

BluJay Solutions

Indeed for many IATA members whose operations largely center around air cargo, near-shoring is cause for concern, with manufacturing shifting closed to ‘home’ a risk to the sustainability of air freight volumes longer term. . Or is near-shoring in 2014 and beyond simply the latest evolution in sourcing practices? . Overall, probably neutral in the medium term - any reduction in air cargo volumes will most likely be counteracted by increases in road, rail and short sea volumes.

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Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

In global supply chain , most companies try to take an advantage of low-cost country sourcing to drive material costs down. Then, incorporating the knowledge of cargo insurance into Incoterms will ensure that risk can be mitigated and trading partners can do business with confidence. Also, file a claim to a carrier in tandem with a claim to a cargo insurance company. Then, cargo insurance company will investigate if damage is caused by a carrier. NAVIGATE. Basics.

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Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet this poses questions about the ability of the global supply chain, which has by necessity streamlined the availability of scheduled cargo services in recent years due to low or volatile demand, to cope with a potential increased spike in peak season demand. Whilst near-shore and onshore sourcing is a growing trend, most retailers are still reliant on suppliers in Asia to fulfill the bulk of their orders. Source: City A.M. .

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24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

“They have multi-sourced key commodities or strategic components to reduce their reliance on any one supplier, and they had considered inventory strategy to buffer against supply chain disruption.” “I predict we will see a greater adoption of automated tools assisting, rather than replacing, humans in specific roles within our supply chains: warehouse, manufacturing and distribution.” Warehouse Operations

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Fuel optimized Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. However, as a distribution professional, it can be significantly more complex to manage multiple smaller warehouses rather than a single large facility. The arviem services enable clients to monitoring the cargo and managing a trade from end to end real-time.

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Nestlé and XPO Logistics building 638,000-square-foot digital warehouse

EFT

The XPO-owned facility will be strategically located in the Midlands to benefit from direct access to the M1 motorway for road transport, the East Midlands Airport for cargo flights, and an onsite rail freight terminal with direct access to the major UK ports of Southampton, Felixstowe, London Gateway and the Channel Tunnel. Nestlé and XPO Logistics are co-creating a 638,000-square-foot distribution centre at the new SEGRO East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in Leicestershire, UK.

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

6 River Systems

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? Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. As of mid-2017, 80% of the company’s shipments out of its warehouse were going to areas other than California and New York.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Warehouse Automation. Source ID. Content Summary: Honeywell and Carnegie Mellon Partner to Bring AI to the Warehouse. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch Out For

AFFLINK

With unique identifiers, shipments and cargo can be tracked on a transactional level. The entire history of a shipment or cargo can be tracked, with clear hand-off points and accountability. Transparency, accuracy, and speed are the major advantages to using blockchain technology in this way, and it becomes even more important as the global marketplace grows, and product sourcing becomes more important. What are the current supply chain technology trends?

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%. As an alternative, you may want to find a company with smaller cargo style trucks or use a logistics company to find the right trucking solution for you.

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. Managers can control the operation efficiently as the relevant information comes from different sources, timely and all the members have access to its current updates.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

Source In the year 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics have evolved into the kind of “can’t do without” technology. But what happens when you can’t process a huge amount of data coming from different sources? Source In 2018, companies continue to rely on data to make decisions in logistics. Cleaner ships, trains, planes and trucks combined with automation and clean technology in cargo handling and warehousing operations are accelerating.

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

It’s just the latest in a string of patents that span the gamut from smart stores to flying warehouses. Amazon is even entering the transportation space, signing agreements with the Air Transport Services Group and the Chinese government to enter into the freight cargo business – effectively cutting out the middleman. It has leased 20 Boeing 767 aircraft to shuttle goods around the US, and helped ship at least 150 cargo containers from China since October 2016.

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

Tractica Research estimates that the worldwide sales of warehousing and logistics robots will reach $22.4 Robots are locating, tracking, and moving inventory inside warehouses, they are conveying and sorting oversized packages at ground distribution hubs. Such figures cannot be easily improved at the source, so algorithms are being used to analyze historical data, identify issues and improve data quality to the level where significant transparency on the business is gained.

Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV

Freightos

In a conversation beginning at the tail-end of a lecture and concluding on a patio overlooking the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, I spoke to Celine Hourcade, IATA’s Head of Cargo Transformation. For a couple of reasons but mostly because: Cargo is not the core revenue center of air carriers, passengers are. Cargo can’t talk, so edge-cases cause serious complexities, especially if all the data isn’t tied to the individual shipment.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. Having the right warehouse management system in place will also achieve this.

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

Cerasis

Air and sea cargo industries generate $62 Billion each. Or, if you do, you have to cobble that information together from six different sources – many of which are not IoT-based in terms of data integration. . Tagging Moving Cargo with Logistics Beacons. They ride in trucks, on trains, or in plane cargo holds. They arrive and depart from warehouses and distribution centers. Knowing what your cargo interacted with allows you to understand its environment.

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

NC State SCRC

Extremely knowledgeable in the elements of supply chain, freight forwarders can assist on all levels, from the packing and warehouse stages to the customs procedure, taking some of the pressure off you. Your freight forwarder is in charge of your precious cargo, so it’s important that you establish a good working relationship with them. These extra services include warehouse storage, cargo insurance, cargo tracking and dangerous goods handling.

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Potential Sources of Disruption. Identifying sources of risk and developing a plan are only part of the story. What alternative plants/factories/sources of supply do they have at their disposal? 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.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

And here’s to hoping that 2018 results in even more significant advancements in the state of warehousing and transportation technology. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Exoskeletons Help Take a Load Off for Warehouse Workers. GEODIS, a third-party logistics provider (3PL), is using exoskeletons to support and protect employees’ backs at its warehouse in Venlo, the Netherlands. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

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. Cumulative Lead Time — The total time needed to source material, produce goods, and ship a product to its destination. Gross Weight — The total weight of a truck, trailer, its cargo, the driver, and any potential passengers.

Modernizing the Retail Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Finally, concerning third-party logistics services, Tymm writes, “Omnichannel retailing has put more pressure than ever on warehousing. He explains, “Supply chain networks need to provide greater visibility into every aspect of operations, from initial sourcing to the last mile, including fulfilment. Cargo bikes, drones, last mile robots, and autonomous delivery vans are all being trialed.” Placing warehouses closer to large populations.

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Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%). Source ID. CEVA also delivers contract logistics solutions featuring customized, flexible design and a range of tailored warehousing and distribution services across the country. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. of warehouse space and 234,100 vehicles, and operates 800 maintenance facilities. Source ID.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

When a new order is received, the vehicle route planning schedule is sourced in real time to reallocate mobile fleet resources to optimize operating efficiency, deliver priority service to the most profitable accounts and routes, and also maintain overall customer service objectives. Warehouse management system customization and information availability in 3pl companies: a decision-support tool.

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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.

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cargo space may be constricted as certain limitations are imposed on passenger travel resulting from adjusted flight schedules and capacity. Although passenger planes have been used to transport cargo more frequently in recent years, available capacity is not heavily impacted by the cancellations due to air charter operators and blank sailings diminishing from ocean carriers. Where are your warehouse locations in proximity to delivery locations? Backup sourcing options.

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. 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. What technology do you think is going to be vital in a warehouse to accelerate e-commerce? .

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Potential Sources of Disruption. Identifying sources of risk and developing a plan are only part of the story. What alternative plants/factories/sources of supply do they have at their disposal? 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.