Top 3PL companies in Chicago

TradeGecko

From its earliest days as a Native American portage location, the site that would later become Chicago has long served as a logistical linchpin for expanded trade. Today, the city remains vital to the nation's transportation grid, with the Chicago logistics hub being a key component of the global economy. Much of this success is owed to the growth of third party logistics (3PL) companies.

PLS Welcomes New VP of Corporate Development at New Chicago Office

PLS Logistics

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA (July 8, 2019) – PLS Logistics Services, a leading third-party logistics provider, is pleased to announce Steven Moore as the new Vice President of Corporate Development, who will be working out of its new Chicago office. news chicago corporate development leadership press release VP

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Chicago: The Central Distribution Hub

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Home to more than just the Bears, deep dish pizza, and historic route 66, Chicago offers its residents and businesses a diverse environment. Its diverse economy and environment have contributed in making Chicago a successful logistics location for. What has been most attractive for businesses has been its established infrastructure to support global supply chains. READ MORE. Distribution Intermodal Supply Chain Transportation Air Freight Cross-Border Urban Hubs Warehousing

Supply Chain Summit: Chicago

EFT

Channels: Supply Chain Event Date: Wed, 2017-06-14 to Fri, 2017-06-16 Event URL: [link] Event Location: Chicago Number of attendees: 400 Event Organiser: Danielle Horsnell Event Organiser E-mail: dhorsnell@eft.com Précis: Where the decision-makers in Supply Chain and Logistics meet to discuss the industry's future.

Supply Chain Summit: Chicago

EFT

Channels: Supply Chain Event Date: Wed, 2017-06-14 to Fri, 2017-06-16 Event URL: [link] Event Location: Chicago Number of attendees: 400 Event Organiser: Danielle Horsnell Event Organiser E-mail: dhorsnell@eft.com Précis: Where the decision-makers in Supply Chain and Logistics meet to discuss the industry's future.

Vinculum at IRCE 2019, Chicago: Enabling Seamless Shopping Across Channels

Vinculum

Vinculum is coming to IRCE 2019, Chicago to help brands, 3PLs, e-tailers, and brand distributors scale up their business and sell anywhere, faster through: Automated catalog listing on marketplaces. Venue: McCormick Place South, Chicago. IRCE 2019 is an eCommerce conference in Chicago where e-tailers and technology vendors will network and discuss growth opportunities and strategies for success. Or, Visiting Chicago around 25th June?

3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Chicago

EFT

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend? Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2017. SAP : SAPInsider Logistics and SCM 2017 , March 6-8, Orlando, FL.

Aberdeen’s Supply Chain Summit Returns to Chicago with Over 200 Registrants

Supply Chain Nation

Please join Bryan Ball, Vice President and Principal Analyst and myself as Lead Research Analyst at Aberdeen’s 7th Annual Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit , taking place April 9-10 in Chicago. Sessions and roundtable discussions will span topics of interest from integrated business planning to logistics and collaborative execution, and from supply chain network design to supply chain visibility and span all stages of the supply chain.

The Wind(y City) at Your Back: Ten Reasons Why A Chicago Fulfillment Center Makes Sense

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

But when it comes to transportation and fulfillment, there are many reasons why Chicago is second-to-none. Top Fulfillment Locations eCommerce Fulfillment Marketing Fulfillment Parcel Transportation Logistics OutsourcingIt’s often referred to as Second City. Home to world-class culture, the nation’s highest building, and several beloved sports franchises, it’s also a vital cog in many companies’ national fulfillment networks.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

Last January, I shared 5 New Year’s Resolutions for supply chain and logistics executives to improve as leaders. Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend? Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled this year. Logistics Summit & Expo , March 18-19, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend? Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2019. Command Alkon : ELEVATE 2019 , November 5-6, Chicago, IL.

Disrupting Logistics Ain’t Easy

Talking Logistics

But Uber never expanded beyond the initial three cities [New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago]…Uber also faced stiff competition in same-day deliveries from a variety of startups and larger rivals, including Deliv Inc. Shyp and UberRUSH are just the latest reminders that disrupting the logistics industry ain’t easy. The fact is that old habits die hard in logistics. Defining Success in Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

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XPO Logistics Expands Last Mile Services with Acquisition of UX Specialized Logistics. XPO Logistics announced this week that it has acquired UX Specialized Logistics (“UX”), “a North American provider of last mile logistics services for major retail chains and e-commerce companies.”. Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor. The post This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2016

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Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend? Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2016. 1+1=3” Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference). Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

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— In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc. UberRUSH – Now Open for Business in Chicago, NYC, and SF. Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe. Do customers really want to put more (or all) of their logistics eggs in one service provider basket? For related commentary, see Is XPO Logistics Biting More Than It Can Chew? ).

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

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Having spent much of this week on the road, I am still in catch-up mode with emails and phone calls, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Elemica Introduces New Sourcing Optimization Solution. APICS Announces New Certification Program Designed for Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Professionals. Robinson Eyes Future Growth with Chicago Expansion. Robinson, Elemica, and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

Talking Logistics

If you go back a decade ago, analysts like me urged companies to view logistics as a competitive weapon, but the advice fell mostly on deaf ears. Most companies viewed logistics as a cost center, with little strategic value; unfortunately, many companies still view logistics that way today. Boston and Chicago on Tuesday. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. So, while I count the days and hours and minutes until she gets back, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Activates For Latest Major Hurricane Of 2018. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Hurricane Michael: How Can Logistics Professionals Help?

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. It’s no coincidence that Transport Intelligence just emailed me an invitation to The Future of Logistics conference. Chicago only.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston). This week, for example, Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor) launched its Weekly Supplier Performance Benchmarking Report “to help shippers meet the delivery requirements set by major retailers.”

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge). Cloud Logistics Announces Industry’s First Same Day TMS. It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland.

This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

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Not the Chicago Cubs, of course, but the Little League Cubs of our city. Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Exclusive: Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup ( Reuters ). Some follow-up thoughts based on the comments received: First, from a supply chain and logistics perspective, I believe Walmart continues to innovate and lead the industry in many areas. The Cubs finally made it to the World Series.

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies. Note: Descartes and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 31 – September 4, 2015)

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The most memorable participant from that season, aside from the winner Richard Hatch, was Susan Hawk , a truck driver from Chicago who gave the infamous “rats and snakes” speech in the final episode. Watch the video clip below to hear what she said: “Outside of the weather and being cold and wet when it rained at night, and the sand fleas, this was a lot easier for me than driving a truck through Chicago every day of the week.

This Week in Logistics News (June 22-26, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Wal-Mart to impose charges on suppliers as its costs mount (Reuters). Deliv Acquires WeDeliver in Chicago. Note: JDA Software is a Talking Logistics sponsor. The post This Week in Logistics News (June 22-26, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend? Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2018. Logistics Summit & Expo , March 21-22, Mexico City, Mexico.

Logistics and Supply Chain Technology, 2015-2020: Part III

Freightos

This post is part three in the Logistics and Supply Chain Technology 2015-2020 series, with insights from Martijn Graat, the founder of LogisticsMatter. Uber has been making waves in the logistics community for the role they may play in last-mile delivery. of the 7,800 mile shipment from Shenzhen to Chicago could cost almost a third of the full shipping price. Logistics and Supply Chain Technology 2015-2020: Martijn Graat. Crowdsourced Logistics.

Alliances, Carriers and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

However, today the container business seems to be more logistical than purely shipping. But, providing cheap container carriage from A-to-B is no longer sufficient; one needs to be an integrated logistic provider to survive profitably. MSC’s Medlog says it’s the world’s geographically widest logistics and supply chain provider, with a presence in 60+ countries, including multiple container terminals. The post Alliances, Carriers and Logistics! Subscribe Here!

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This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Back at work, getting caught up on all of the supply chain and logistics news from the past two weeks. Shuttered Sam’s Club in Matteson to find new life as e-commerce fulfillment center (Chicago Tribune). Speaking of global trade, BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor) acquired Grosvenor International Systems, “a leading provider of customs and compliance solutions to the UK and European markets.” I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Next week, I’ll be speaking at the Ryder Innovate Forum in Chicago and the Elemica reveal 2014 conference in Frankfurt. Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management). UPS said…that nearly 300 outlets, including dry cleaners, convenience stores and pharmacies, in New York and Chicago would serve as access or pickup points. This includes nine unstaffed lockers in Chicago…UPS said its 4,400 U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Speaking of learning, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Will Truckers Trade Futures? Here are some more details from the article: Nodal Exchange, a unit of German exchange giant Deutsche Börse AG, plans to debut 11 new futures contracts linked to trucking costs […] Seven of Nodal’s new contracts will track the cost of booking a truck over popular routes, such as Los Angeles to Dallas and Philadelphia to Chicago.

Ecommerce Logistics: From Your Site to Their Doorstep

ShipBob

As the ecommerce industry grows, the logistics of getting orders to customers has become more complicated — especially with the novel coronavirus impacting entire supply chains. But the ecommerce logistics infrastructure needed to meet consumers’ demands is not easy to achieve by yourself. What is ecommerce logistics? Ecommerce logistics starts with moving inventory from the manufacturer and lasts until it ends up at the end customer’s destination.

Can logistics be sustainable in the real world?

EFT

The interview details how to build a sustainability plan, and how to turn it into a competitive advantage, including: Defining ‘sustainable logistics’: What does it actually mean for logistics to be sustainable? Strategy design: What is needed within a strategy to deliver sustainable logistics? This report is produced in partnership with the Reuters 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Chicago (16 -18 June, 2020).

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon ‘in talks over Hahn Airport base’ ( Lloyd’s Loading List ). London’s Delivery Cube “pauses” logistics operations to focus on tech platform ( TechCrunch ). If the rumors are true, the next piece in Amazon’s logistics puzzle is buying an airport, specifically Hahn airport in Germany. Note: Descartes and GT Nexus are Talking Logistics sponsors.