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

Cerasis

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.

Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

Chuck specializes in Supply Chain Optimization, Third Party Logistics (3PL) and International Purchasing and Importing Consulting. He also writes for THE GOOD WORD, LinkedIn and other Supply Chain Blogs. The post Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

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2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Movement

The success of the third-party logistics industry is evident in the generally high marks given to 3PLs by respondents to a survey as part of the 2013 17th Annual Third Party Logistics Study, which identifies trends and explores how both 3PLs and shippers are using these relationships to improve and enhance their businesses and supply chains. Outsourcing accounts for 54% of shippers’ transportation spend and 39% of warehouse operations spend.

6 Best Practices for Third-Party Logistics Companies to Differentiate From Competitors

Turvo

Finding a way to make third-party logistics companies stand apart from their competitors is like finding a needle in a haystack. Fortunately, third-party logistics providers (3PLs) can successfully add to their own value proposition by understanding the challenges in building a unique value proposition, how collaboration empowers 3PLs to stay proactive with customers to provide a better experience, and a few best practices to help 3PLs stand apart from competitors.

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.

Top Winter Freight Shipping Tips

Freight Center

Winter freight shipping always tests the strength of the logistics industry and e-commerce. Between unpredictable winter storms and the holiday push, supply chains everywhere face challenges to meet deadlines and satisfy customer demands. Optimize your logistics performance by putting a plan in place to ensure peak performance during the winter months. Arguably the most important part of any winter freight shipment is the well-being of shipping labels.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. million square feet of warehouse space in Japan and an additional 25.8

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).

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

Freight Center

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. You’ll certainly need a helping hand to streamline your supply chain and cope with the rapid change in consumer demand during the holidays. FreightCenter gives shippers everywhere the power to manage and streamline their supply chains.

Realities and Misconceptions of 4PL Relationships

Talking Logistics

The needs and expectations of manufacturers and retailers for their logistics partners have changed significantly over the years, and confusion and misconceptions remain in the marketplace concerning what third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and fourth party logistics providers (4PLs) are and the services they offer. I discussed those questions and more with Matt Lewis, VP of Business Development for Geodis , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

How to Ship Large Items on eBay

Freight Center

Luckily, we are here to help and guide you through everything logistics so you can ship large items on eBay. eBay lists only two freight shipping partners on their platform, but many businesses selling on eBay don’t realize they can use any carrier they want. Sellers can find their own carrier to ship large items on eBay, or they can partner with a third-party shipping solutions provider (3PL) to streamline the search for the right carrier and get lower rates.

Discovering the Power of Distributed Logistics

Supply Chain Network

The future of fulfillment is fast approaching and it’s now all about mastering something called Distributed Logistics! What is Distributed Logistics? Interesting you say, but why would anyone want to move to a Distributed Logistics network? The next great reason for switching over to a Distributed Logistics network is that the introduction and their use of forward pick and deliver locations also reduces both lead time as well as overall delivery costs.

The Digital Supply Chain Demands the Use of Smart Supply Chain Technologies

Cerasis

Modern supply chains have access to more information and technology than ever before, creating a new, digital supply chain. However, the digital supply chain has grown increasingly reliant on the use of “smart technologies,” such as those involved in automated data capture, analyses and the Internet of Things (IoT). Deploying Smart Supply Chain Technologies. The Benefits of Smart Technologies in the Digital Supply Chain.

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. Almost all of these national fulfillment centres are run as separate operations from retailer’s store distribution networks and a number of them are operated for retailers by third party logistics providers.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: Because 4PL providers handle a company’s entire chain, including challenges that are thrown up by advances in technology, they are increasingly being favoured over third-party logistics (3PL) providers, especially by big companies with complex supply chains.

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.

E-Commerce Needs These Supply Chain Systems !

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Systems article and permission to publish here provided by Dave Joseph at veridian.info. Warehouse Management System. Warehouse Control System. Warehouse Execution System. Supply Chain Systems.

Technology’s Ever-increasing Role in Supply Chain Functions

Cerasis

For decades, the realm of transportation management , warehouse management, and order fulfillment remained set in near-prehistoric hands of isolated silos, inefficient processes, and limited accessibility. However, technology has risen to dramatically alter the execution of supply chain functions. In a Logistics Viewpoint survey , 50 percent of businesses reported sharing inventory across all channels or engaging in omni-channel practices.

Accellos Names Bill Ashburn General Manager of Transportation Software Solutions

Supply Chain Network

Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has named Bill Ashburn General Manager of its line of transportation software solutions. Accellos has recently restructured into business units focused on Transportation, WMS, Third Party Logistics and Supply Chain Execution, a crucial step in its long-term strategy of building a unified suite of supply chain software through acquisition and organic development.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 8 Most Common Reasons Why You May Receive a Freight Claim Declination Letter. Happy New Year!

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics. Supply chain and logistics automation allow companies to refocus their efforts on tasks requiring human hands, and redundant tasks can be automated through robotics , as well as technologies designed to assist human workers. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019.

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5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail. The supply chain technology stack comprises hundreds, if not thousands, of individual technologies, and considering the growth of the Internet of things (IoT), there really is no limit to how much these transformative supply chain technologies may expand within the next 12 months. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Supply Chain Network

a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that it has published a Corporate Sustainability Report highlighting Ryder’s progress towards improving the communities and environments where the Company does business. “As a leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions, our stakeholders expect us to be stewards of real-world efficiency and sustainability,” stated Ryder Chairman and CEO Greg Swienton.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management. Closely relating to auditing, these features and services help prevent product write-offs from oversupplied supply chains. Supply Chain TMS

Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

Supply Chain Consulting: Distribution Network Design Case Study. A global life sciences company was challenged with high freight costs, high inventory levels and complex processes, delays due to over-processing, and overall lack of delivery consistency. The distribution centers were not serving a strategic function, warehouse operations lacked experience, and the company as a whole lacked a corporate wide concept of operational excellence.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ).

Wearable Technology in the Supply Chain: 3 Core Benefits

Cerasis

One of the most surprising parts of the episode showed a warehouse worker using a voice-automated picking system (see video below), and the worker would then scan the product with a scanner on the tip of his finger. Well, this example shows how wearable technology in the supply chain was being used 3 and a half years ago in 2012. What’s Happening with Wearable Technology in the Supply Chain? The benefits of the cloud in the supply chain are clear.

More than storage: What warehouse services can a 3PL provide?

Kanban Logistics

When it comes to warehousing, many companies eventually outgrow the “do it yourself” model and choose to hand the reins over to a third-party logistics (3PL) professional. Recap: basic warehouse services. Value-added 3PL warehouse services. Warehousing

9 Steps to Establish the Lean Supply Chain: A System of Interconnected & Interdependent Partners

Cerasis

Top management knows that lean can add value , but many still haven’t moved past the initial education stage into full-scale lean supply chain implementation. The Lean Supply Chain is a system of interconnected and interdependent partners that operate in unison to accomplish supply chain objectives. There should be metrics involved to monitor these objectives to ensure success across the supply chain. This sets the supply chain pace.

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From Transactional to Transformational: Successfully Adding Managed Transportation Services

Talking Logistics

For instance, most transportation management system (TMS) users experience 5-10 percent reductions in freight cost, and adoption is growing among small to mid-sized companies. In fact, the 2017 21 st Annual Third-Party Logistics Study found that shippers and their 3PL providers continue to move away from primarily transactional relationships and toward more meaningful partnerships.

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The top 7 3PL companies in New Jersey

TradeGecko

Third-party logistics or 3PL companies allow eCommerce businesses to outsource logistics services such as warehouse management, delivery and order fulfillment. Additionally, 3PL companies provide logistics services related to the supply chain.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. The truth is that finding a great freight forwarder is actually rather easy. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping.

E-Commerce Supply Chains Need These Supply Chain Tech Systems

Veridian Solutions

As evidenced by the most recent peak shipping season , the need for effective, high-quality logistics and warehouse management has never been higher. As reported by Jeff Berman of Supply Chain 24/7 , “[up to] 70% of B2C companies and 60% of B2C companies are focused on the full implementation of their respective ecommerce supply chain strategies, with 70% of total respondents viewing ecommerce at ‘very important’ or ‘extremely important,’ as it relates to volume and revenue.”

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . Supply chains, both international and domestic, are under constant pressure to reduce their costs and enhance performance at the same time. It is a challenge that is giving supply chain executives headaches and all the while squeezing their profit margins.

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Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

Cerasis

Controlling inventory flow is a top priority among warehouse managers, and gaining control over inventory drives warehouse efficiency. However, figuring out the best way to achieve this feat can be confusing, so warehouse managers should follow these steps. Warehouses have a tendency to become stock rooms for stale product. Wave picking was the standard in warehouse management and order picking for decades. Take Advantage of Third-Party Systems and Services.