Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

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Capgemini Consulting, the global strategy and transformation consulting brand of the Capgemini Group, in cooperation with Penn State University, leadership advisory firm, Heidrick & Struggles and global logistics provider, Panalpina, today announced the findings of the 16th Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study, examining the global market for outsourced logistics. The logistics market. About the 2012 Third-Party Logistics Study.

Amazon: Disruptor or Distraction?

Talking Logistics

Is Amazon a disruptor or a distraction for the logistics industry? That was the main question I addressed during my keynote presentation at the SMC3 Connections Conference last month, one of the leading events for transportation and logistics professionals. Amazon expands logistics reach with move into ocean shipping (Reuters – Jan 2016). Amazon Partners with Atlas Air Worldwide for Cargo Services (WSJ – May 2016).

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4 Fascinating Freight Facts

Freight Center

After all, almost everything we use or consume is part of or passes through a logistics chain in one way or another. It’s because those trucks are transporting the majority of moving cargo in the U.S. Although digital commerce has connected us to conduct business like never before, cargo from one side of the world still has to reach its destination on the other side. Shipping by sea continues to be a powerhouse in the freight and logistics industry.

Common Trucking Terms: Deadhead, Backhaul and Headhaul

Freight Center

Here’s the dilemma – a truck goes from point A to point B with a full truck load of cargo and unloads their cargo but the return trip from point B to point A (backhaul) needs to have full cargo too in order to optimize every transit load and maximize capacity. Drivers are still paid in the event of deadhead but not as much as having a full truck of cargo. Blog eCommerce Shipping Freight Preparation Freight Shipping Third-Party Logistics

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Benefits of Partnering with a 3PL

Freight Center

A TMS also has tracking capabilities so shippers and 3PLs can monitor the progress of their cargo. In the digital age of freight shipping where supply and demand are always shifting, a TMS helps shippers everywhere streamline the booking process to get cargo into transit at the right rates and make their customers happy. We help empower supply chains to meet their shipping needs, grow their businesses and make logistics work for them.

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What You Should Know About Black Friday Logistics

Freight Center

The shipping industry is always guaranteed to be kept on its toes when it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday logistics. Here’s what you should know about Black Friday logistics to keep you and your shipping team on track. You might think Cyber Monday logistics stretches to the extent of one lone day of the year, but that’s actually not true. FreightCenter Knows Black Friday Logistics. Black Friday logistics can be a huge challenge for supply chains everywhere.

Signing a Trucking Contract

The Logistics of Logistics

There will be cost savings after the carrier has experience hauling your cargo from city to city and finds the optimum routes, loads and modes of transportation. Chuck specializes in Supply Chain Optimization, Third Party Logistics (3PL) and International Purchasing and Importing Consulting. The post Signing a Trucking Contract appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Signing a Trucking Contract.

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

Talking Logistics

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. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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What shippers should know about driver misclassification by California drayage carriers

West Coast and California Logistics

Many beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) have seen the writing on the wall and are protecting themselves from possible legal and financial penalties by turning away from drayage carriers who engage contractors. Southern California Ports West Coast Distribution Third Party Logistics 3PL Outsourcing Labor issues Drayage Regional Logistics Northern California 3PL logistics in California

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? 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. Leverage relationships with your third party logistics provider (3PL).

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Control Tower Software Reaches New Heights

Talking Logistics

Shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) face significant challenges tracking in-transit cargo due to a lack of status updates between ports. The post Control Tower Software Reaches New Heights appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

What Is Reverse Logistics?

Freight Center

Freight cargo moves from seller or manufacturer to the end customer, sometimes with the help of a third-party logistics company and sometimes handled internally through a large corporation. What happens when customers need to send cargo and product back to the original shipper, or the intended end user isn’t the true final destination for cargo? That’s the process of reverse logistics. Freight Shipping & Logistics Business Shipping

The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business

Cerasis

Third party logistics (3PL) is the function by where the owner of goods outsources numerous components of the supply chain to a 3PL company that can perform the management function of the clients’ customs, inbound freight, distribution, warehousing, order fulfilment and outbound freight to the client’s customers. Third party logistics (3PL) refers to a business that provides one or several logistics related services. 3PL Logistics 3pl logistics

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5 Podcasts for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

These podcasts bring the latest news and thought leadership in the supply chain and logistics industries right to your earbuds. If you’re looking to increase your podcast listening , here are five that highlight topics of interest to supply chain and logistics professionals. 5 supply chain and logistics podcasts. Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Nearly all of Supply Chain Insights’ podcasts feature executives and experts sharing their logistics insights.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. In general, the predictive analytics solutions in logistics and supply chain are on the rise. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018?.

#1 Way to Save on Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). The third party logistics (3PL) provider you choose with LCL capabilities will combine complementary freight from multiple shippers into a single container. The process of cargo consolidation results in better freight rates for you, and better cargo security measures. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Cargo Consolidation Cost Savings

Elastic Logistics: Offering Flexibility in Processes to Customers

20Cube Logistics

The name Elastic logistics has been making the rounds over the last few years in the supply chain world and is touted as an exciting development. Similarly, in logistics ‘Elastic Logistics’ refers to the flexibility to expand and shrink each chain effectively and efficiently based on customer demand within the supply chain for a given timeframe. Elastic Logistics is totally a tech-driven solution. Logistics Technology Elastic 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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Cerasis Pounds Deductible of Freight Insurance to Zero

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – Cerasis, a well-known leader in third-party logistics services, has secured the ability to reduce the minimum premium cost for cargo insurance on all shipments, including insurance on shipments with a zero deductible. The new type of cargo insurance will continue to maintain the previous standards of freight insurance needed by Cerasis-affiliated shippers, including “Acts of God,” terrorism, strikes, riots, civil risks and compliance complaints.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

To be able to deal with tariffs and customs, many supply chain companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers who help them manage in-country transportation, distribution, and warehousing. Stagnation of Air Cargo and Sea Freight Rates. Air cargo rates will also remain static. However there is good news at the moment because of the drop in jet fuel costs, improving the financial performance of the air cargo companies.

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The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference LINK ($1,095 to $1,595, Depending on Membership and Registration Date) Dates: February 24 – 27, 2019 in Orlando, Florida The RILA LINK conference focuses on giving retail supply chain executives a review of emerging technologies and the opportunities through logistics service providers.

[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. .

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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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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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11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

This may include working with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) to secure the best rates, especially if you are already locked into an existing carrier contract. Things go wrong, but freight or cargo insurance , often reserved for less-than-truckload and full truckload shipments, is available for parcels as well. Shippers face an uphill battle against Amazon and the big box retailers.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

To avoid significant delays or additional costs to your transportation spend as a result of overlooked logistics, be sure to collaborate with customs at origin and destination to ensure all information is compliant with regulations and procedures. When shipping FDA approved goods, there are separate regulations and documentation that is required, and leaning on a logistics specialist for assistant is often the best bet.

How to find a great freight forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

They should also use the research to understand the different between 3PL (third party logistics) providers and 4PL (fourth party logistics) providers. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping. The best freight forwarders offer “all risk” door-to-door cargo insurance to protect against major damage, theft or physical loss to shipments. The post How to find a great freight forwarder appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

Adding Value to Your Supply Chain: Seven Cardinal Sins to Avoid

Material Handling and Logistics

Flexible supply chain solutions give shippers, forwarders and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) the visibility needed to pinpoint problems and make modifications.

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. 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. XPO Logistics started as Express-1 Expedited Solutions in 1989.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

CH Robinson Logistics

Leveraging the capacity of small carriers requires aggregating their service, which can be a challenge without the right logistics provider to help. According to Boeing , world air cargo traffic is predicted to more than double from 2015-2035, with an average growth of 4.2% The more you plan ahead, the more options you have between cargo and commercial planes and can generally find more affordable rates. Carriers Logistics Supply Chain Carrier

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

They should also use the research to understand the different between 3PL (third party logistics) providers and 4PL (fourth party logistics) providers. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping. The best freight forwarders offer “all risk” door-to-door cargo insurance to protect against major damage, theft or physical loss to shipments. The post How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

That’s where air freight and third party logistics providers (3PLs)—like C.H. Air cargo can become essential for many supply chains rather than too expensive. Today’s consumers demand faster deliveries than ever before. So while cost and quality are often viewed as the most important priorities for a company’s supply chain, delivery speed is quickly gaining in prominence. And bringing air freight services into the spotlight. .

3 Easy Ways to Waste Money When Shipping Freight

Freight Center

But logistics is a tricky industry and there are easy ways to waste money when shipping freight. People often assume carriers function as movers or that the friendly driver will pick up or deliver your cargo inside your business’s front door. Improper packaging can cause damage to your cargo or potentially harm somebody else’s cargo on the same truck trailer. Small businesses are no strangers to the fact that every dollar counts.

How Freight Billing Works

Freight Center

A description of the cargo, its quantity, weight, even the estimated times of pickups and delivery deadlines are presented along with payment method information and associated shipping fees and taxes.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

They should also use the research to understand the different between 3PL (third party logistics) providers and 4PL (fourth party logistics) providers. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping. The best freight forwarders offer “all risk” door-to-door cargo insurance to protect against major damage, theft or physical loss to shipments. The post How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.