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. Møller Mærsk Group.

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

It goes without saying that warehouses need to find ways to prioritize workplace safety for the health and productivity of the workforce. The following is our top 10 list of ways warehouses can drive more efficient and productive warehouse operations: Consider Automation. Boston Consulting Group research shows 1.2 Since labor tends to be the largest cost factor in warehousing and order picking operations, it’s critical for organizations to understand production rates.

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A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality. The Importance of Warehouse Safety.

Brewers Supply Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management to Deliver Best-in-class Service for Customers

BluJay Solutions

22, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, announces that Brewers Supply Group, Inc., has selected BluJay’s Transportation Management technology and Managed Transportation Services to manage freight for its multiple divisions across North America. BSG estimates savings of about $3 million following implementation, along with efficiency gains due to freight consolidation and dock scheduling in the warehouse.

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.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

By contrast, the third-party logistics model is where a manufacturer retains oversight of its supply chain but outsources such processes as warehousing, shipping, packing, and distribution to a 3PL provider. Unloading of local freight and de-stuffing and palletising of international freight.

50 expert tips on improving warehouse efficiency & productivity

6 River Systems

Most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximize productivity by optimizing workflows, automating processes and reducing waste (both time and resources). Warehouses are complex operations with many moving parts and functions happening simultaneously, so while there are plenty of areas to improve productivity, it’s not always easy to determine where your efforts will pay off. More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there.

Case Musti Group: Thriving in a Complex, Multinational, Supply Chain Environment

RELEX Solutions

Case Musti Group: Thriving in a Complex, Multinational, Supply Chain Environment. Musti Group Nordic is the leading pet supplies and accessories retailer in the Nordics, with 121 Musti & Mirri stores in Finland, 127 Arken Zoo and Djurmagazinet pet stores in Sweden, and also 18 Musti stores in Norway. Musti Group at a Glance. Company name Musti Group Nordic Oy. – Matti Salmi, Purchasing Director, Musti Group Nordic. Retail Case Study musti-group-en

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Your Essential Warehouse Cleaning Checklist! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide! Maintaining a high standard of warehouse cleanliness is about more than just creating a more pleasant and attractive workplace. Warehouses can be hectic environments at the best of times, so sometimes it can be hard to find time for cleaning. To keep your warehouse spic-and-span, try to allot a few minutes at the end of every day for cleaning. Get Your Free Warehouse Cleaning Checklist. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. That is e specially the case for outbound freight in southern states and California where produce season is in full swing. . Regional Freight Volume Update ? . Each group oversees freight that enters their region and plans for specific market trends in their respective states.

Ten Steps to Managing Inbound Freight: A Coordinated Dance between Shippers and Suppliers

Material Handling and Logistics

Both inbound and outbound freight require carefully choreographed steps for a successful dance. According to analyst firm Aberdeen Group, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget oTen Steps to Managing Inbound Freight: A Coordinated Dance between Shippers and Suppliersn inbound operations. A more efficient inbound freight program streamlines processes to achieve greater savings. Implement a dynamic rate allowance program for freight costs.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Warehouses promised lots of jobs, but robot workforce slows hiring (Los Angeles Times). DAT’s Accelerated Freight Matching Launches with New Load Board App for Carriers and Paperless Onboarding Service for Brokers. R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc. October Air Freight Demand Up 8.2% – Fastest Growth in 18 Months (IATA).

6 Tips for Improving Warehouse and Distribution Center Efficiency

Supply Chain Game Changer

Things can always be faster when you work in a warehouse or distribution center. If you want to keep your customers satisfied, you need to keep things moving in your warehouse or distribution center. Keep Your Warehouse Organized. Nothing stymies operational efficiency like a poorly-organized warehouse. Today’s warehouses are much larger than they were in the past. You can group packages by their contents, destination or point of origin. Subscribe Here!

Flyjac Selects BluJay’s Freight and Transportation Management Solution to Enhance Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

Headquartered in Chennai in Southern India and founded in 1990, Flyjac Logistics is one of the leading integrated logistics solutions providers in India, specializing in freight forwarding, warehousing and transportation management. The company boasts 29 offices, 61 warehouse locations and 2,800 employees Pan India with a branch in UAE. In 2010, Flyjac Logistics was acquired by Hitachi Transport System Group, Japan.

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Overcoming Complacency: How to Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

Talking Logistics

Once you hit your monthly warehouse goals, there can be a pull toward maintaining rather than gaining on your goals. The four key methods here will help you drive more success as you bring the metrics to life on your warehouse floor: 1. Brevity isn’t only the soul of wit; It’s also the starting point of a well-run warehouse floor. Certain facets of the warehouse do work well with these pieces of more high-tech reporting tools.

Best Practices & Tips to Maximize Warehouse Space

Veridian Solutions

Your warehouse is everything, and according to recent reports , available warehouse space is on the decline in the US. As companies have expanded to meet the demands of omnichannel consumers, warehouse space has become a commodity which comes at a premium. Warehouse leaders should follow these best practices to truly maximize warehouse space and avoid the costs of new construction entirely. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

Inside 4 Cutting Edge Warehouses! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time! What’s more, the costs of warehousing, fulfillment and delivery are expected to keep rising in the upcoming year. This is why the biggest players in the market are investing in cutting-edge technology and robotics in their warehouses. The British grocer’s new warehouse has thousands of robots zooming around a grid system to pack groceries. The post Inside 4 Cutting Edge Warehouses!

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Capacity Crisis: Four Mistakes Shippers Make Regarding Density-Based Freight

Cerasis

The freight & transportation landscape is reaching critical mass. Capacity is a very real problem impacting companies in all verticals, especially those who ship density-based freight that present further challenges. Not Properly Dimming Your Density-Based Freight. It’s no secret that the growth in the economy coupled with shortage of drivers and the ELD mandate has led to a serious capacity crisis in Less than Truckload and Full Truckload freight.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., president and CEO, who has served as interim President of Con-way Freight since August 2010. Greg Lehmkuhl’s team-building experience and management skills have been instrumental in returning operating stability and profitability to Con-way Freight,” said Stotlar. “He These strengths will serve him well as he assumes the leadership reins at Con-way Freight.”. Con-way Inc.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The MetaPack Group Acquires U.S. Con-way Announces Enhancements to Driver Pay Package at Con-way Freight. North American Freight Numbers July 2014. Over the past couple of years, since getting acquired by Francisco Partners, Kewill has made significant investments in expanding its solution footprint and modernizing its technology platform, bringing together transportation management, warehouse management, trade compliance, visibility, and B2B integration capabilities.

Who's Looking Out For the Interests of Freight Brokers?

DAT Solutions

There are many trade associations and organizations that represent carriers, but what about about freight brokers and 3PLs? TIA was founded in 1978 by a small group of supply chain executives. TIA members also include freight forwarders, intermodal marketing companies, Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers, and warehousing. Topics include Carrier Selection, Cargo Claims, Combating Fraud, Government Freight, and more.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Houston is also a major freight hub for rail and sea traffic, as well as trucking, including trade with Mexico by land and with South America and other regions by sea. Outbound freight has picked up by now, and rates have declined in both directions after the initial, post-storm peak.

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

Talking Logistics

Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost (TechCrunch). Warehouse Space Growing Tighter on Rising E-Commerce Demands (WSJ – sub. So if you can provide warehousing, transportation and/or material handling equipment to support disaster relief efforts, I encourage you to contact ALAN. Alexa in the Warehouse.

Harnessing Big Data to Drive Supply Chain Improvements

BluJay Solutions

But can - and should - logistics services providers (LSPs) and freight forwarders get in on the big data trend? LSPs and freight forwarders are already conduits for big data, processing huge quantities of data on their multiple customers, covering many thousands of shipments across different modalities. Big Data is big news, and there are few sectors that generate such huge volumes of transactional data as the global supply chain.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

As a disclaimer, WebCargo , a Freightos Group company, does offers digital services to global forwarders and carriers, including online sales portals, digital eBooking, multimodal rate management and the Freightos.com freight marketplace. . The Freight Game of Thrones.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 20-24, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Behind those Amazon Prime boxes, a bull market in warehouses (Reuters). April 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Cass Freight Index Report – May 2016. And if the news from Werner Enterprises and Covenant Transportation Group this week is any indication, the industry remains in low gear. Late Tuesday, Covenant Transportation Group Inc. The company cited a weak freight market, lower fuel surcharges and higher costs, among other factors, for the revision.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Providers of real-time freight visibility solutions. Back in July 2017, I interviewed Bennett Adelson, the former CEO of MacroPoint (which was later acquired by Descartes Systems Group, a Talking Logistics sponsor) about OTIF and how it is driving demand for visibility solutions. Here’s an excerpt from the post I wrote: “The reason real-time freight visibility is a hot topic now is that with today’s technology it’s no longer accepted as a black hole,” said Adelson.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

A group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019. Freight rates are on the rise, and there are signs that the shortage are unlikely to abate. Many other jobs such as Material Handler, pickers, and other general warehouse position are bretween $12,00-$14,000, with fork life operators making up to $16 range. Once we hire them, keeping them in the warehouse is a whole other issue!

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Insight on how 3PL handles eCommerce Returns for B2B and B2C Retail Brands

Vinculum

It refers to any service contract that includes inventory storage and management,picking and packing, freight forwarding,shipping, distribution, customs brokerage, contract management, IT solutions, cross-docking etc. With the significant increase in specialization in streams such as warehousing, business analytics, product monitoring etc.,3PL That is where the issues of warehousing, inventory, packing, shipping, and tracking, arise.

This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The last time I really got dressed up for Halloween was more than twenty years ago, when my friend Ralph and I transformed ourselves into members of the Blue Man Group. It was a great costume, and we looked great — except we were living in Arizona at the time and nobody outside of New York City (the only place the Blue Man Group was performing at the time) had heard of them, so every time we showed up at a party that night, people would yell out, “Hey, look, Smurfs !”

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Build It and They Will Come…Maybe

Logistics Trends and Insights

A single online platform to manage transportation, rates, routes, payment, insurance, and documentation continues to be the mantra for 3PLs, freight forwarders, and other providers. the adoption of online tools is on the rise as noted in recent announcements: Hellmann Worldwide Logistics signed up to the CargoWise TMS for all air and sea freight operations.

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Dock Appointment Scheduling: Beyond Traffic Control

Talking Logistics

A leading retailer had a large volume (1,000s of inbound shipments monthly) and recognized that it needed to do a better job load leveling the inbound traffic to minimize warehouse receiving overtimes and scheduling resources. Integration with the warehouse solution was critical to manage the docks and unloading resources. In this case, a large percentage of the inbound goods are delivered through supplier-managed freight.

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Freight Forwarding Outlook for the U.S. Market May Not Be Rosy in 2020

Logistics Trends and Insights

A number of freight forwarders have enjoyed positive revenues from the U.S. Other than its Other North America group, revenue from all other regions has declined. At the same time, freight forwarders will come under more pressure from non-traditional competition. Freight Forwarding manufacturing US freight forwarding Manufacturing Trade U.S.The latest U.S. manufacturing activity does not bode well for the logistics market.

How Logistics Is Proving that Amazon Needs to Be Regulated

Freightos

In itself, that’s a big deal, but its significance is compounded when you consider the trucking shipment volumes such a move will require; it’s essentially jet fuel for their new freight brokerage business. Take into account their FBA warehouse footprint, NVOCC license, and SEC reports flagging forwarders as competition, and you have a solid reminder that Amazon is coming for global freight. Regulating Amazon…Because Freight. Freight Insights General