Top 3PL companies in Chicago

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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.

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. Distribution Intermodal Supply Chain Transportation Air Freight Cross-Border Urban Hubs Warehousing

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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.

Guest Commentary: Tight Transportation Capacity, Not Flagging Demand, Behind ISM Report Showing Slowing Activity

Talking Logistics

Analysts point to the steep decline in orders for new transportation equipment as evidence that manufacturers are seeing weakness. Weather — If you’re in transportation you know all about the difficult state of affairs many North American shippers are faced with so far this year. No fewer than three major transportation hubs in the U.S. cities grinding transportation there to a halt as well.

Transportation Network Planning: Public and Private Common Ground

Supply Chain View from the Field

I spent the day in Washington DC listening to a variety of really intelligent people talk about transportation planning models. As a result of the sudden explosion in the need for this sand, which has a very specific quality characteristic that is required, the entire transportation landscape is changing, wiht increased pressure on railroads and highways never seen before. Analytics Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Planning

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging. Given the current market conditions, it is more critical than ever to elevate transportation procurement from a tactical to a strategic level.

Case Study: How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend | Transportfolio. Our team provided North American transportation to Generac at the time. Generac implemented our global transportation management system (TMS), Navisphere ® and integrated it with its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. With a global TMS, Generac can also optimize shipments more effectively and choose the best mode of transportation.

4 Trending Transportation Updates: February 2017

PLS Logistics

The Exchange would use a similar process to the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. Read Next: 6 Trending Transportation Updates: January 2017. “Trucking Futures Exchange” Could Launch This Summer: DAT Solutions and Transvix have teamed up to create a futures exchange that will allow trucking companies, 3PL’s, and shippers to better combat spot market rate uncertainty.

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Automating Cross-Border Transportation with Matt Silver

The Logistics of Logistics

We’re based in Chicago, and our primary focus is on building technology to automate cross-border transportation. There are a few differences, but it’s easy to pick up a load in Toronto and deliver it the next day in Chicago. 18:36] Tell us how you guys go about automating cross-border transportation. The average transportation management system wasn’t built to manage cross-border freight. [23:14] [00:50] Introduce yourself and your company.

Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies with Peter Stefanovich

The Logistics of Logistics

Podcast Summary: Today’s guest is Peter Stefanovich, co-founder of Left Lane Associates , a business brokerage specializing in the transportation and logistics business. Peter started in the transportation/logistics world in 2008 while working in Chicago for an international retail construction company. 2:20] How did you end up starting a business brokerage specializing in transportation and logistics companies? Download the audio file.

Parade will speak at the 3PL Value Creation NA Summit 2019

Parade

The conference will take place from October 15-17th in Chicago, Illinois. On October 15-17th, Armstrong & Associates is hosting the seventh annual 3PL Value Creation North America Summit in Chicago, Illinois.

Seeing the Bigger Picture: How a Global Trade Network Can Create More Accurate KPIs

Talking Logistics

The question becomes, “how are you comparing your transportation metrics to what’s happening around you?” Here’s a possible scenario to explore in a GTN: Envision that a recent decline in tender acceptance was discovered in the Chicago area. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - BluJay Solutions Transportation Management benchmarking global trade network KPI logistics routing guide tender acceptance transportation management

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

Talking Logistics

APICS Announces New Certification Program Designed for Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Professionals. Robinson Eyes Future Growth with Chicago Expansion. In other technology news, MercuryGate announced a cooperative agreement with the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) to provide its global membership access to its transportation management system (TMS) for a reduced cost.

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

Talking Logistics

February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). With Amazon, you never know, which is why I’ll be updating the presentation I will deliver at the SMC3 Connections 2016 Conference on June 28th in Chicago (“A–Z: The Emergence of Amazon as a Global 3PL”) from now until I walk on stage. the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

Parade will speak at the 3PL Value Creation NA Summit 2019

Parade

The conference will take place from October 15-17th in Chicago, Illinois. On October 15-17th, Armstrong & Associates is hosting the seventh annual 3PL Value Creation North America Summit in Chicago, Illinois. About Parade: Parade, the leading intelligence and engagement platform, empowers modern transportation companies to efficiently manage relationships, analyze capacity, and automate load bookings on a unified, private platform.

Combating Intermodal Market Challenges & Costs

Talking Logistics

And don’t expect this trend to change anytime soon; in fact, many railroads and carriers anticipate that surge charges in constrained markets, such as Chicago, Southern California, Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, will be the highest seen in many years. Today, more shippers are placing additional focus on aligning their efforts with their carrier partners in order to improve transportation efficiency and better position themselves to secure capacity.

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. For related commentary on UberFreight, see Uber: The Newest Entry on Your Carrier Scorecard and Are Today’s Transportation Tech Startups the Uber of Trucking or the Tinder of Trucking? ).

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

Talking Logistics

SMC³ Acquires Transportation Costing Group. UberRUSH – Now Open for Business in Chicago, NYC, and SF. August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series.

:o9 Solutions and project44 partner to eliminate friction in complex global supply chains

o9 Solutions

Chicago, IL / Dallas, TX — :o9 Solutions, a premier AI-driven integrated planning and operations solution provider, extends it partner eco-system with project44, the global leader in supply chain visibility.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

When he’s not working, Vince enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching his favorite Chicago sports teams, and hitting the golf course. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation Management ocean shipping transportation managementPeak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight.

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

Talking Logistics

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). Uber Freight: Transportation Facility Brand Managers. As reported by Transport Topics , “Truck drivers using the Uber Freight load-booking app can now rate shippers’ and receivers’ facilities and share feedback on factors such as wait times and amenities.”

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

Do your research when selecting transportation routes. Smart transportation management software can help you determine routes through safer neighborhoods, based on crime heat maps and collected data. A few areas with high rates of cargo theft are Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Miami, Houston, and Chicago. Make Smart Use of Transportation Technology. 5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves.

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

Talking Logistics

Trimble Acquires Brazil-Based Veltec to Expand its Global Portfolio of Transportation Solutions. So if you can provide warehousing, transportation and/or material handling equipment to support disaster relief efforts, I encourage you to contact ALAN. The addition of Yusen Logistics’ intermodal operations will allow our customers to better take advantage of this highly effective and efficient mode of transportation in a time of high transportation rates and capacity constraints.”.

Launching a Successful 3PL in the Age of Tech with Nicholas Reasoner and Jeff Dangelo

The Logistics of Logistics

Nick has significant experience and expertise in transportation and logistics especially truckload shipping. Transloop has locations in Chicago, IL, and Nashville, TN. Before founding Turvo, Jeff spent 13 years in logistics and transportation.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management , omnichannel best practices , and much more. ProMat (NO COST) Dates: April 8 – 11, 2019 in Chicago, IL ProMat is among the nation’s greatest no-cost conferences. The post The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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

Talking Logistics

It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland. Here are some details from the press release: Same Day TMS offers the same features that any shipper would expect from a transportation solution. Global Trade Supply Chain Technology Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Systems Warehouse Management Amazon Amazon Flex Cloud Logistics enVista LLamasoft Manhattan Associates Pitney Bowes Trimble Uber UPS

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

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Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”. The orders are being fulfilled from about 160 Best Buy stores in markets that include Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington.

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Are You Smarter Than a TMS?

Talking Logistics

A couple of weeks ago, I visited MIT to give a presentation on transportation management systems (TMS) to a masters class. The program director wanted to do something different this year: give the students a transportation optimization exercise for them to work on in class to see what answers they come up with relative to each other and a TMS. Ace has 3 distribution warehouses (Tampa, FL; Chicago, IL; and Atlanta, GA.). Floyd Transportation charges a flat rate fee of $1.50

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum by EyeForTransport Chicago, IL June 16 -18. FTR Transportation Conference 2015 Indianapolis, Indiana; September 15-17. Early bird registration is already open for 2015’s FTR Transportation Conference, which dubs itself “The Premier Forecasting Event of the Year.” The FTR Transportation Conference is a can’t-miss for anyone who’s wondering how to bring their fleet, or freight brokerage, forward into the future.

Parade will speak at the 3PL Value Creation NA Summit 2019

Parade

On October 15-17th, Armstrong & Associates is hosting the seventh annual 3PL Value Creation North America Summit in Chicago, Illinois. About Parade: Parade, the leading intelligence and engagement platform, empowers modern transportation companies to efficiently manage relationships, analyze capacity, and automate load bookings on a unified, private platform. Parade, the leading intelligence and engagement platform, has been selected to speak at the 2019.

7 Factors of Solid Supply Chain Network Design

Supply Chain Opz

3) Mode of Transportation : since material flows from one point to another, you need to identify the mode of transportation that you''re currently using. Moreover, rate for " Boston to Chicago " may not be the same as " Chicago to Boston " 5) Warehousing Costs : fixed cost is relatively easy to find but variable costs such as labor cost can be tricky because it is not static.

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Warehouses are the next HOT investment triggered by the digital transformation of the supply chain

NC State SCRC

Those being purchased by BREIT are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Chicago, central Pennsylvania, Atlanta and south and central Florida, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. Articles Digital Supply Chain Director's Blog Logistics SCRC News Transportation Planning Uncategorized

LeanLogistics ClientConnect – Discover · Disrupt · Deliver

Logistics Viewpoints

LeanLogistics held its annual user conference in Chicago, IL last week. Life Stories Transportation Management SystemsI had not attended a Lean conference in the past, so I was excited to see what the conference would be like. In his opening remarks, LeanLogistics Chief Commercial Officer Chris Timmer mentioned that this was the largest conference they had ever put on. Based on the energy and size of the crowd, I certainly believe it.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

If you’re a transportation professional, for example, and all you know is transportation, your opportunities for advancement are limited compared to someone who has a broader supply chain perspective. LeanLogistics : LeanLogistics ClientConnect , May 1-3, Chicago, IL. 2017 Food Industry Transportation and Logistics Conference , March 5-7, Orlando, FL. NASSTRAC Annual Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo , April 9-12, Orlando, FL.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

If you’re a transportation professional, for example, and all you know is transportation, your opportunities for advancement are limited compared to someone who has a broader supply chain perspective. Command Alkon : ELEVATE 2019 , November 5-6, Chicago, IL. enVista : FUEL 2019 , TBA (2018:: September 19-21 in Chicago, IL). LabelMaster : Dangerous Goods Symposium , September 4-6, Chicago, IL. LLamasoft : SummerCon 2019 , June 17-21, Chicago, IL.