Third Party Logistics

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5 Things You Should Expect From Your Third Party Logistics Provider. The new role of the third party logistics provider will not just be to transport and store, but rather to serve as a trusted partner in the lean journey by identifying problems, implementing solutions, and adding value in global and complex supply chains. Here are five key things you should expect from your third party logistics provider.

The State of Third Party Logistics: The Future is Already Here

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The State of Third Party Logistics: Technology Innovations Driving a Service Mindset. At the rate new technologies are cropping up, some of them specifically targeting the logistics market, there will soon come a time when almost the entire logistic process will be automated – needing human intervention only for critical tasks. The Dizzying Speed of Technology Driving the State of Logistics Now & In the Future.

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Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

If you do not want to start at the 3PL as a contact customer with a SLA/KPIs, you can ship your goods and become a public account. Chuck specializes in Supply Chain Optimization, Third Party Logistics (3PL) and International Purchasing and Importing Consulting. The post Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

Why Include a Third-Party Logistics Provider in Your Logistics RFQ?

Zipline Logistics

Running a formal bid process or requesting a logistics request for quote (RFQ) is common among large CPG shippers. Especially those with high volume, frequently run freight lanes. The goal is to secure capacity and stabilize freight pricing for orders throughout the year.

Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

Supply Chain Network

Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded Logistics Quarterly’s 2011 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Award for demonstrating leadership in sustainable supply chain practices. Purolator received the prestigious award at Logistics Quarterly’s Sustainability Study and Awards Symposium held in Toronto on July 14. About Echo Global Logistics.

3PL Trends: 10 Areas Shippers Consider as They Increase Their Use of Third Party Logistics

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Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are poised to dramatically shape the supply chain landscape in 2018 and beyond. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018. In tandem with major trends occurring in manufacturing and logistics throughout the globe, communication and collaboration will take center stage in the 3PL trends between shippers and their partners in 2018. 3PL Logistics Trends

The 6 Trends Third Party Logistics Service Providers Will Drive to Empower Shipper Success in 2017

Cerasis

2017 will not be a bed of roses for third party logistics service providers, nor will the coming year be filled with thorns in the sides of major supply chain entities. Take a moment to think about how these remaining six trends will impact the shipping and freight industry as a new administration takes control. The Trump administration could be a redeeming feature for the logistics industry, but some of his recent promises could come at a great price.

Collaborative Shipping (Insights from Indago Members)

Talking Logistics

One way to improve capacity utilization of trailers and carriers in transportation is via Collaborative Shipping — for example, where one or more shippers co-load freight on a trailer or where freight lanes are matched to create reliable and consistent continuous move routes.

4 Fascinating Freight Facts

Freight Center

The freight industry is a key component to the success of modern commerce. After all, almost everything we use or consume is part of or passes through a logistics chain in one way or another. Check out these fascinating freight facts that perhaps you never knew. Freight Fact #4: Trucks are King. of the nation’s freight by weight.” You’ve probably been stuck behind a freight trailer once or twice on the highways, but it’s for a good reason.

How to Navigate the Holiday Shipping Season & Handle the Holiday Rush Like A Pro

Freight Center

Holiday Shipping by the Numbers. B2B e-commerce companies can also expect a push from the peak shipping season. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the business of shipping packages directly to customers and/or freight to warehouses, it’s important to prepare to ship early and avoid getting caught up in high-volume delivery traffic. Consolidate your holiday shipping activity all in one place with the help of our world-class parcel services.

How to Ship Large Items on eBay

Freight Center

If you’re shipping large cargo too big for the traditional parcel carriers, then knowing how to ship large items on eBay offers your business a brand-new opportunity for exposure and profitability in the online space. But venturing into eBay shipping can be a daunting task for first-time shippers, start-ups or for small businesses looking to grow. Luckily, we are here to help and guide you through everything logistics so you can ship large items on eBay.

Benefits of Partnering with a 3PL

Freight Center

The freight shipping industry is constantly changing. With the fluctuations in this complex business, shippers everywhere find it harder to meet their shipping goals and get the right solutions for their supply chains. From getting expert insight into the freight industry to booking lanes at the most affordable rates available, the benefits of partnering with a 3PL far outweigh going it alone! Freight Shipping 3PL Third-Party Logistics eCommerce Shipping

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Common Trucking Terms: Deadhead, Backhaul and Headhaul

Freight Center

Whether you have freight to ship or are hauling freight for someone, it’s important to know some of the common industry terms. In addition, the backhaul doesn’t need to be on the direct lane back to the truck’s original shipping location to be considered a backhaul shipment. Backhaul options offer shippers unique opportunities to use the freight business to their advantage with cheaper lanes and solutions not known to the average shipper.

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Benefits of Partnering with a 3PL

Freight Center

The freight shipping industry is constantly changing. With the fluctuations in this complex business, shippers everywhere find it harder to meet their shipping goals and get the right solutions for their supply chains. From getting expert insight into the freight industry to booking lanes at the most affordable rates available, the benefits of partnering with a 3PL far outweigh going it alone! Partnering with a 3PL gives you access to the best shipping rates possible.

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What You Should Know About Black Friday Logistics

Freight Center

The shipping industry is always guaranteed to be kept on its toes when it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday logistics. But just how are companies impacted in the way they set up their shipping departments during the busiest weekend in e-commerce? Here’s what you should know about Black Friday logistics to keep you and your shipping team on track. FreightCenter Knows Black Friday Logistics.

How a 3PL Can Help You Get Lower Freight Rates

PLS Logistics

If you are frequently shipping freight, there’s a good chance know what third party-logistics companies do. In fact, 3PL’s can help your business in many ways, and one of those ways is getting lower freight rates for you. Outsourcing logistics to a 3PL provider has become more common among many […]. Blog 3PL 3pl logistics freight rates freight shipping freigth quote third party logistics

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This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. The fact of the matter is that most companies still have a poor understanding of their end-to-end supply chain processes, including shipment flows and the identity of all the parties involved. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. DAT Solutions Launches Freight Market Analytics Service.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated. New Infinea® X from Infinite Peripherals® Expedites Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services. Final rule for electronic logging devices is pushed back to end of October (Logistics Management). Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

3PL Executive Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2013

Talking Logistics

Jane Sandifeer , VP Business Solutions at Advanced Shipping Technologies. While at the conference, I also had the opportunity to interview three of MercuryGate’s logistics service provider clients: Michael Bartz from ReTrans; Jeff McDermott , VP of Transportation Management at OHL ; and Phillipp Dismukes , TMS Technology Manager at Old Dominion. Note: MercuryGate is a Talking Logistics sponsor). What is the path to building successful and lasting 3PL-customer relationships?

Six Ways You Can Benefit Now From ‘Augmented Fulfillment’

Supply Chain Network

Well today I’m pleased to introduce you to the concept and emerging new logistics reality of ‘Augmented Fulfillment’ (AF) which will allow logistics operators to add and enhance customer experience capabilities. So Logistics and Supply Chain operators are now truly between a rock and a hard place, and without a solution Retailers and etailers who just maintain the status quo will likely not be around in 3 to 5 years.

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

Cerasis

The most recent report on adoption rates of TMS is from 2015, with only 35 percent of shippers actively using a TMS, asserts Bridget McCrea of Logistics Management. In full truckload freight management, technology will make or break plans for keeping freight spend in check. Demand for record-breaking speed of delivery and free shipping are only making the case for greater use of technology in full truckload freight shipping management, and shippers need to understand why.

E-Commerce Success in Canada Depends on Power of Two

Supply Chain Network

Over the long term, the outsourcing one of your fulfillment operations may also directly demonstrate the actual benefit potential of using a third party for e-commerce fulfillment. As well, advanced lean third party operators are incentivized to reduce operating costs with in-house operators often protecting current budgets in case of future needs. Customer demands for more rapid and cost effective e-commerce delivery seem to be increasing on a daily basis.

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Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

This is simply a reflection of blunt reality, before any firm can even think of accomplishing a full Matrix Commerce implementation, they and their organizations will have to master and implement the basics of Omni-Commerce logistics. Ship From Distibution Centre. Ship From All Stores. Drop Ship From Vendors. Over the last twenty plus years, logistics professionals in North America have been consolidating and centralizing their distribution and logistics networks.

3 Easy Ways to Waste Money When Shipping Freight

Freight Center

But logistics is a tricky industry and there are easy ways to waste money when shipping freight. We’ve put together the 3 most common ways to waste money when it comes to freight shipping and what your business can do to stay ahead of the game. Costly adjustments post-shipment can wreak havoc on your freight budget. Even the smallest additional shipping service that is not added when obtaining a quote can result in a costly billing adjustment.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

At SCI Logistics in addition to fulfilling millions of e-commerce orders on an annual basis, we also spend a significant amount of time studying the optimal methods of helping our customers serve consumers in Canada. This is simply a reflection of blunt reality, before any firm can even think of accomplishing a full Matrix Commerce implementation, they and their organizations will have to master and implement the basics of Omni-Commerce logistics. Ship From Distibution Centre.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. Rather than giving up, shippers need to consider what Amazon and the big box giants have done right and apply these concepts as part of a robust parcel shipping strategy. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon. Negotiate Shipping Rates Like a Pro.

Keeping freight rates stable during peak shipping season

Freight Center

If you’ve been shipping any length of time, then you may have noticed that LTL and Truckload rates often fluctuate in the fall months due to an increase in demand from manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. Shipping’s best season starts with back-to-school goods and fall fashions heading to the stores and finishes up with the lion’s share of holiday shipping. Sometimes the freight-shipping rate increases are subtle; sometimes, not so much.

Third Party Logistics Companies Checklist for Choosing and Qualifying a 3PL

The Lean Supply Chain

Location for Warehousing: • Size of building. • Number of bay doors (enough to ship and receive x amount of containers or trailers per day). • Close to ports, airports, railways. • Close to major highways. • Available space. • Available space for busy / heavy shipping periods. • Available space for expansion. • Product mix: Complementary to yours?

Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch

Cerasis

Shippers are often challenged when dealing with the freight classification system from the National Motor Freight Classifications (NMFC) book, the code numbers assigned to all products that determine the correct freight class for shipments. Logistics and transportation professionals at third party logistics companies have the necessary expertise to help shippers avoid re-classes and re-weighs when it comes to NMFC codes to help reduce unplanned expenses.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly. In order to continue conducting reliable and cost-effective business overseas, it is important to know how to combat the top four international shipping challenges: 1.

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Its global nature makes conventional shipping strategies inefficient and utterly unworkable. Challenges in Integrating an E-Commerce Shipping Plan A primary issue in integrating e-commerce shipping goes back to the extent of current shipping practices. E-Commerce Logistics

5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2015…So Far

Cerasis

We've already hit 3 of our 5 main categories by featuring the most popular blogs for the logistics blog posts, manufacturing blog posts, and supply chain blog posts. As we round out the 5 categories, we come to the place of our expertise: Freight and Transportation Management. As a third party logistics provider squarely focused on freight and transportation management, we also understand that if we only talk about those two categories, we are not thinking well rounded enough.

What is Freight Management?

PLS Logistics

Historically, the connotation of freight management was changed and reshaped many times. In general, it refers to all the processes that cover preparing, shipping, storing and receiving freight. But in a more specific meaning, freight management is the service provided by freight forwarders or third-party logistics companies. It suggests matching loads to freight carriers, route […].

What Is Free or Freight on Board (FOB), and Why Should Shippers Understand This Term?

Cerasis

One of these terms, free or freight on board, also has irony within its name. It is not free by any means, and failure to understand this term can lead to discrepancies when shipping products abroad and additional problems. If the responsible party does not accept liability , should damage or another event occur that could result in the filing of a claim. What Exactly Is Freight on Board? Who Pays the Freight Cost for FOB? Freight prepaid.

What Is Reverse Logistics?

Freight Center

Freight cargo moves from seller or manufacturer to the end customer, sometimes with the help of a third-party logistics company and sometimes handled internally through a large corporation. But the freight shipping world isn’t so cut and dry.