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.

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included. Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. Where to Do Your Warehousing. Who Will Do Your Warehousing?


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Supply Chain Event 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Organisation: Reed Expositions France. The event will cover topics related to automation and warehouse robotics, the impact of smart objects on logistics flow management, the use of RFID or disruptive technologies such as augmented reality, 3D printing and new mobile applications for inventory or procurement management. Supply Chain Event 2016. Date: 22-23 November, 2016. Location: Paris Porte de Versailles – Pav. 8, Paris (FR). URL:

WMS Rollout at Mephisto: Kick-off in France

Supply Chain Movement

At the beginning of 2015 the shoe company Mephisto issued a tender for the implementation of a Warehouse Management system for the production and distribution center in Sarrebourg, France. Inconso was awarded the project and will implement the Warehouse Management system inconsoWMS eXtended (aka inconsoWMS X) as well as the shipping system inconsoSDS (shipping & dispatch system) in Sarrebourg.

L’Oréal France Grand Public opens site for mass consumer products

Supply Chain Movement

Following last October’s contract signing, Norbert Dentressangle and L’Oréal France Grand Public (L’Oréal’s French consumer product division) have officially opened the Saint-Vulbas site on 16 July 2014. Around 40 people work at the 12,000 m² Seveso Saint-Vulbas warehouse, which provides up to 13,400 pallet spaces. Up to now, we haven’t had any warehouses in southern France.

Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

BluJay Solutions

The formerly nationalized postal services in Eurozone countries such as the UK, Netherlands, France, Belgium and the Nordic countries have realized they are ideally placed to handle the huge volumes of parcel deliveries and the complexities of e-commerce fulfillment (e.g. In Warehousing, process adjustments are increasingly influenced by e-commerce and the need for flexibility to fulfill customer demand for choice in terms of product and delivery timescale and location.

Digitisation: Shifting Gears in 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Warehouse automation was in full swing and maritime apps were suddenly mushrooming. 2 020 will be remembered as the year of mass digitisation. Few had imagined that the wind finally started turning. But when humans don’t have a choice, they adapt.

Five Hidden Skills that Military Veterans Bring to Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

Businesses can easily miss the total value a veteran brings to the fields of logistics, warehousing and maintenance because of the perceived disparity between their military skill sets and how the business operates. Use your company’s military veterans and their five-hidden skill sets to make your company logistically successful.

Carrefour now operates Europe’s largest hydrogen-powered forklift truck fleet


For several months now, Air Liquide has supplied and operated a hydrogen charging station for forklift trucks at the Carrefour Supply Chain logistics base in Vendin-le-Vieil (France). The warehouse is now home to the largest number of hydrogen forklifts in all of Europe. This logistics platform, which is a central element of the group's supply chain, receives, stores, and distributes goods to stores throughout the region. 137 hydrogen-powered forklifts are in service on this site.

The secret to distance selling success

DELMIA Quintiq

per person online, a 2012 statistic shows their neighbours in Britain and France are spending far more at €108 and €76 per person respectively. Central warehousing concepts are doomed to fail. Orders have to be packed at supermarkets or dark stores, which are warehouses specialized in packing individual products, as is done by British supermarket chain Tesco.

Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

trillion economy that was the world’s sixth largest, trailing the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and France. According to an article in Forbes, February 2014, superior customs clearance, warehousing, and transportation capabilities can be huge competitive advantages and drivers of brand strength in China. 15 questions about Chinese supply chains.

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From soba to udon—Are the noodles in the FTA bowl getting too thick? – LogiSYM December/January 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

By some accounts, the conception of the first FTA dates back to 1860, when tariffs between France and England were removed (wine, brandy and silk in one direction, and coal and iron in the other!)

The 5 step guide to a winning cross border commerce strategy


For example, it would not make sense to display US product sizes to customers in France. Finalize warehouse partners, and put in place partnerships with marketplaces and brand distribution companies. Introducing your products to new markets comes with major challenges.

The need to know


France considers moratorium on new e-commerce warehouses, says minister. Insurers favour warehouse investments over offices as pandemic hastens real estate shifts. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

SITL Paris , March 14-16, Paris, France. Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Conference , April 30 – May 3, Fort Worth, TX. 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. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia.

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.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains


In fact, according to Alberta energy providers , efficiency, stemmed from the use of IoT Tech, itself is now being referred to as the “fifth fuel” - in 11 International Energy Agency member countries (America, Australia, Britain, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands and Sweden) improvements in efficiency allowed for savings equal to 1.4 The Internet has already transformed the way individuals interact, make choices, and process information.

An Ecommerce Guide to Dark Store: What It Is and How Does It Work?


Dark stores are common in the UK, France, China, and other countries around the world. Dark stores simplify the picking and packing process by storing a large volume of inventory in a smaller space rather than a large warehouse. Increased warehouse efficiency.

UK ports in disarray and trade at risk


Ports and warehouses have strained under the weight of arrivals of PPE and restocking from businesses trying to catch up on lost sales from earlier in the year and their desire to create large scale reserves for both raw and finished goods before Brexit occurs at the very beginning of 2021. .

Is fulfilment still a FMCG core competency?

Supply Chain Movement

This means that there is a limited cost impact to foregoing this industry’s well known efforts in warehouse automation and robotics. Indeed, the idea of warehousing on-demand could emerge as a real threat unless 3PLs continue to improve productivity and support cost-to-serve initiatives as added-value offering. He has worked in supply chain for L’Oréal for 22 years, in Canada, the US and France, spanning the entire value chain from manufacturing to customer collaboration.

Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

DELMIA Quintiq

For example, a piece of metal can be manufactured in Germany then further processed in the UK before it’s assembled in the final product in France. Additional manpower to work in the warehouse will be required, too. Less than three months remain for the British government and the European Union to negotiate on a highly complex exit agreement. Business leaders are getting nervous as time is very short.

A Sneak Peek into Using Augmented Reality (AR) for Tire Loading


If you saw the recent blog post, InstructAR: Using Augmented Reality (AR) in the Warehouse to Improve Efficiency , then you’re familiar with 3-D visualization of instruction based tasks within the warehouse. Team members consisted of Philippe Grangier, Marc Brisson and Louis-Martin Rousseau (JDA Labs) and John Ye (TMS Team), together with Michel Gendreau (Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada) and Fabien Lehuédé (IMT Atlantique, France).

The need to know


Port of Los Angeles container volumes hit an all-time high in August, as importers restocked warehouses and retailers prepared for the upcoming holiday season, but officials warned that uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 remains an economic threat. Online retail sales in France rose 5.3%

Prologis breaks ground on nearly 7 million-sq-ft of logistics space in second half of 2018


Douvrin, France. Paris, France. Credit: Prologis] Précis: Project pipeline indicates continued strong demand for warehousing space heading into 2019 Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Industrial Article Type: Press Releases Publish as a report Prologis, a major builder and lessor of logistics real estate, has announced its build-to-suit projects for 2018, and with 6.9 million-sq-ft of project space started in the second half compared to 4.4

Network Design: the 5 good questions to ask

KEPLER Consulting

How many warehouses and where to place them? In France, more than 8 million square meters of additional storage surface have been put out on the market in 2018 by 40 logistics players. In a recent benchmark among players of the retail sector (brand with a network of at least 100 stores in France), the declared costs of their Supply Chain fluctuate between 8 and 15%.

Supply chain software remains hugely popular

Supply Chain Movement

Various other European suppliers in production and demand planning are also currently expanding their international activities, such as Slimstock and FuturMaster, from The Netherlands and France respectively. In addition to warehouse management solutions, software vendor Consafe Logistics has been providing customers in its domestic market of Sweden with manufacturing execution solutions for many years, and is now supplying these internationally too.

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management, SAP Extended Warehouse Management and SAP Event Management Now Available. The press release contains a lot of details, but here are some highlights: Headquartered in Lyon, France, Norbert Dentressangle has 662 locations and approximately 42,350 employees…and had €5.1 It serves both B2B and B2C customers in the United Kingdom, Spain and France.

Social Networking, TMS, and Mega Trends: My CSCMP Conference Agenda

Talking Logistics

Tom France, Caterpillar Inc. Robots and automation technologies are playing growing roles in supply chain and logistics processes as we see the rise of driverless cars on our roads, the use of robots to track inventory in stores, and robots and other types of flexible automation technologies in the warehouse. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference later this month in Denver?

Doing Business in Belgium


Belgium is bordered by France, Germany, Luxembourg and Netherlands, and has a robust shipping infrastructure including multiple ports, making it a perfect location for trade both within the EU and with other geographic regions. Germany accounts for 16 percent of Belgium’s exports; France for 14.9 percent, France 9.5 This makes Belgium an ideal location for manufacturing, distribution or warehousing operations.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Warehousing. Of course, the difference between KPIs and metrics will vary at different levels of your organisation, so for example, while a metric recording “receiving accuracy” in a warehouse would certainly be a KPI for a warehouse manager, it would be completely extraneous as an executive-level KPI. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

req’d) Warehouse Availability Reached Lowest Point Since 2000 Last Year (WSJ – sub. France and other EU countries are starting to prepare for a “no deal” exit. France, for example, plans to invest around €50m ($57m) “in ports and airports, focusing on control points and parking areas, with the possible appointment of 580 customs and veterinary staff.”. Will blockchain have the same fate as RFID in supply chain management?

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Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

BluJay Solutions

The mileage tax or ecotax will have been implemented in many regions (starting with France in 2013). Labor shortages; the shortage of drivers and warehouse workers will present a very real challenge to the logistics industry. Visit our website to stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software).

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

billion USD in investments have poured into India for improving warehousing facilities and technology in the hopes that tax reform will lead to larger regional and national warehouses. He has worked in supply chain for L’Oréal for 22 years, in Canada, the US and France, spanning the entire value chain from manufacturing to customer collaboration. ADJUSTING TO A NEW TAX REGIME.

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The need to know


Anti-Amazon campaigners in France team up to say ‘non’ to firm’s expansion. Home Depot Adds 3 Warehouses as DIY Demand Grows. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists. UPS shares hit new high as pandemic drives healthcare, e-commerce shipments.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

SITL 2019 , March 26-28, Paris, France. Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Conference , April 28 – May 1, Columbus, OH. 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. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia.