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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.

Current State of International Transportation Industry – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Our vision at TRAMES, is to reduce global trade barriers through digitalizing international freight and transportation. TRAMES is all about International Freight Orchestration (IFO). c) Digital Freight Forwarders. What TRAMES Aims to Tackle.

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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. With this trend looking to continue into the next couple of years, it’s time to examine the state of the industry, especially when it comes to safety with all of these new employees entering the field. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work.

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. 4) Industry. Ambient and/or temperature-controlled storage of supplier freight.

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.

Food Industry Delivery Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

One reason for this growth is the recent proliferation of delivery models and fleet types: same hour, same day and next day delivery; single fleet, multi-fleet, crowdsourced fleets and in-house fleets; deliver from store, curbside pickup, delivery from robotic warehouses, and so many others. Third-party delivery continues to grow as its usage increases across the restaurant and grocery industries. and are driving massive changes in the food delivery industry. Subscribe Here!

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Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. This blog post doesn’t aim to be the ultimate guide to sourcing goods from China. I like to start with a broad-based search at Alibaba and Global Sources. Introduction.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson. Read on to learn more about the best strategies to control and reduce your warehouse fulfillment costs. 1) Warehousing space and inventory control. Warehouse Efficiency

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” Rising Freight Spend . We do strategic carrier sourcing and contract negotiation, but it isn’t always time to renegotiate your contracts.

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.

How Collaborative Transportation Management Provides Access to More Freight Capacity

Turvo

For many freight and trucking companies, especially in today’s fluctuating markets, they need the right technology that enables efficient workflows. Here are some of the benefits a single solution yields for shippers and supply chain partners: Reduced freight expenses and improved ROI.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

The shortage of workers is causing companies to look at non-traditional sources, including individual with a criminal record. The shortage of workers has hit the trucking and logistics industry particularly hard. Freight rates are on the rise, and there are signs that the shortage are unlikely to abate. The DRIVE-Safe Act updates federal law to empower the trucking industry to fill these gaps with a qualified, highly trained emerging workforce.

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Illustrating 5 Levels of Freight Visibility

Aborn and Co.

Illustrating 5 Levels of Freight Visibility . Steve Aborn, freight visibility expert, illustrates the five levels of freight visibility. Visibility is a hot topic in the industry today. Laptops and computers are the source of information and the way we spread files.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Centre Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I was in the Retail Industry which meant that in Supply Chain this was the beginning of the frantic Holiday season. Much of the product was sourced from vendors all over the world, most significantly from Asia, where the company had absolutely zero experience in sourcing, supplier management, or logistics. I started walking up and down the warehouse aisles row by row to see for myself. warehousing #distributionlogistics #supplychainmanagement. Subscribe Here!

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Center Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I was in the Retail Industry which meant that in Supply Chain this was the beginning of the frantic Holiday season. Much of the product was sourced from vendors all over the world, most significantly from Asia, where the company had absolutely zero experience in sourcing, supplier management, or logistics. I started walking up and down the warehouse aisles row by row to see for myself. warehousing #distributionlogistics #supplychainmanagement. Subscribe Here!

Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

Well, with so much complexity, one would certainly require a reliable and transparent source to carry such enormous data and activities. This is where Blockchain is ready to transform the way the supply chain and logistics industry works. Basically, blockchain is a record-keeping mechanism which makes business easy and safe on the internet by increasing transparency and providing end-to-end visibility from order to warehousing to delivery to payment.

Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

BluJay Solutions

With the estimated value of the global B2C e-commerce market in 2012 running at €825bn and mobile commerce growing by 300% in the same period (source: IMRG ), it’s hardly surprising that the logistics industry is sharpening its offering and launching services specifically aimed at meeting the fast-changing needs of the multichannel retail market (click here to read Kewill's 2012 whitepaper on the impact of the rise and rise of multichannel retail).

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management. Automated Freight RFQ (Request for Quote) and Contract Management.

Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

BluJay Solutions

Positive growth in air freight volumes reported recently by IATA (4.5% Indeed for many IATA members whose operations largely center around air cargo, near-shoring is cause for concern, with manufacturing shifting closed to ‘home’ a risk to the sustainability of air freight volumes longer term. . Or is near-shoring in 2014 and beyond simply the latest evolution in sourcing practices? .

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6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. Shippers need to have a robust set of controls in place, a high-quality inbound freight routing guide , automated tracking technology, reporting capabilities, and much more. Shippers need to understand the trends throughout the industry affecting inbound freight management and how to plan accordingly. Congress Will Affect Successful Inbound Freight Management. Subscribe Here!

What’s the Difference Between Fulfillment and Replenishment?

Supply Chain Game Changer

I have worked in many different industries and all around the world but the place where I heard these terms used most frequently was in Retail. Aside from the demand planning, customer order management, and supplier order management activities associated with Fulfillment most people traditionally think of Fulfillment in the context of the Warehouse or Distribution Centre. At a very crude level both involve the completion of orders in a Warehouse or Distribution Centre setting.

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

The year started off promising for the automotive industry however, like everything in its path, the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a cruel blow to the industry. In addition, with 80% of global car production requiring parts from China, the shutdown made it difficult for global vehicle makers within China and elsewhere around the world to source parts required for building cars.

7 Freight Costs Considerations That Will Have Shippers Rethinking In-House Transportation Management

Cerasis

Freight costs are eminently controllable, however, efficiently managing this major budget item requires expertise. For the company determined to try, it is critical to maintaining constant guard on cost controls at every turn in every transaction, a daunting proposition for most companies whose competencies are not developed with optimal freight costs control as a core area of focus. The freight manager attempting to operate without this authority cannot be ideally effective.

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Of course, even the thought of peak season is usually enough to send shudders down the spines of freight forwarders, logistics services providers (LSPs), shippers and retailers alike. Whilst near-shore and onshore sourcing is a growing trend, most retailers are still reliant on suppliers in Asia to fulfill the bulk of their orders. Many LSPs simply do not have spare trucks and warehouses to cope with unscheduled arrivals at ports any more. Source: City A.M. .

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Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

This year’s report presents an overview of the 2010 economy, the industry’s key trends, and the total U.S. It also examines which sectors of the industry recovered as well as those that didn’t, and which areas can be targeted for increased profit and growth. The research concludes with industry indicators for the future. Industrial production was up 5.3 history, with the slow growth presenting another year of challenges for the logistics industry. “As

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.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. Demand for ocean freight was lower than anticipated, and Hanjin Shipping, another top ten ocean liner, was already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.

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7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management. Automated Freight RFQ (Request for Quote) and Contract Management.

5 Ways Temperature Controlled Shippers Can Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The increased need for adaptability and agility sums up what nearly everyone is feeling these days—this is particularly true for companies shipping temperature sensitive freight when timing is critical. Freight and Transportation Services Temperature controlled Truckload services

Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

BluJay Solutions

The logistics industry is shaping up for some radical changes. In a recent white paper , Kewill has looked at the issues facing the global supply chain, and how it may look in 2020, including the future picture for road freight. Road freight represents a major part of most Logistics Services Providers’ (LSPs') strategies. Labor shortages; the shortage of drivers and warehouse workers will present a very real challenge to the logistics industry.

US Spending Cuts to Create Issues for Freight Forwarders Through Cargo Processing Delays

BluJay Solutions

As the US Federal Government begins to implement a Sequestration program of mandatory spending cuts to address its budget deficit, effective March 1, the Department of Homeland Security is warning of potential delays to the processing of inbound air and sea freight shipments. And the resulting delays in processing cargo imports are set to impact heavily on the logistics industry, with logistics services providers of all types affected, in particular freight forwarders.

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21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

Statista found that 73 percent of buyers and users of freight transportation and logistics services say the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on their logistics and supply chain operations. in the logistics industry. The number and locations of required warehouses, distributors, etc.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. The problem is so pervasive that it has spawned an industry of consultants, software and tracking technology. Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%. In the temporary display industry, we often assemble and pack-out our client’s displays with the product before shipping displays to warehouses or stores.

Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

BluJay Solutions

However recent reports from Europol, Europe's crime fighting agency, highlight that ocean freight is now a target for criminal on criminal activity, with an ongoing court case involving organized criminals recruiting hackers to bypass port security systems in order to locate and intercept containers where illegal drugs had been hidden in order to be smuggled into Europe. Source: BBC News.

The Benefits of a Weighbridge for Your Business

Supply Chain Game Changer

Source: Needpix. If you play an integral role in the supply chain of your industry or specific product, an accelerated system for inbound and outbound vehicles will have a huge impact. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Supply Chain Management Freight Management

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