Third Party Logistics

LeanCor

5 Things You Should Expect From Your Third Party Logistics Provider. The relationship with the third party logistics provider needs to move from transactional to one of long term partnership and commitment. Improved freight performance.

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

Cerasis

The State of Third Party Logistics: Technology Innovations Driving a Service Mindset. The Dizzying Speed of Technology Driving the State of Logistics Now & In the Future. Tomorrow we will discuss the room to grow for third party logistics providers.

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. The post Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL.

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

Cerasis

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

5 Third Party Logistics Trends in 2015

PLS Logistics

3PLs work with shippers to implement improved reverse logistics strategies, find capacity and provide fulfillment solutions. 3PLs enable companies to handle the increase in freight volume with guaranteed capacity, avoiding the worsening driver shortage. New technologies and new demands made 2015 a year of change for 3PLs. Challenges like the driver shortage and demanding consumer expectations require shippers to provide superior service.

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.

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.

Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

Supply Chain Network

Capgemini Consulting, the global strategy and transformation consulting brand of the Capgemini Group, in cooperation with Penn State University, leadership advisory firm, Heidrick & Struggles and global logistics provider, Panalpina, today announced the findings of the 16th Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study, examining the global market for outsourced logistics. The logistics market. About the 2012 Third-Party Logistics Study.

Top Winter Freight Shipping Tips

Freight Center

Winter freight shipping always tests the strength of the logistics industry and e-commerce. Optimize your logistics performance by putting a plan in place to ensure peak performance during the winter months. Below is a quick list of the top winter freight shipping tips to help guide you and keep your supply chain hot during the trickiest time for shipping. And you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know the effects a snowstorm has on highways and freight shipping.

Talent and Leadership Development: Competitive Differentiators for 3PLs

Talking Logistics

Earlier this year at the JDA FOCUS 2015 conference , I led a panel discussion on the third-party logistics (3PL) industry that featured Rick Jordon , SVP Regional Head of Logistics – Americas at Panalpina , and other 3PL executives. I caught up with Rick again on a recent episode of Talking Logistics , where we discussed a variety of topics related to the 3PL industry.

Wrapping up 2019: Today’s Surface Transportation Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The duration and magnitude of these cycles varies based on freight demand and supply injection or contraction (from both the for-hire and private capacity pools). This year, we saw strong North American freight volume.

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.

The Value of End-to-End Freight Visibility for 3PLs and Customers

Talking Logistics

There has always been a great need for end-to-end freight visibility, but as customer expectations for delivery performance have become more stringent, it is becoming a “must have” capability, especially for third-party logistics providers (3PLs). Read more The Value of End-to-End Freight Visibility for 3PLs and Customers. The post The Value of End-to-End Freight Visibility for 3PLs and Customers appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Is Every Company a Technology Company?

Talking Logistics

This is certainly true in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, where we continue to see the convergence of business models , specifically the business models of service providers, technology companies, and consulting firms.

The Biggest Mistake When Selecting a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Simply put, this topic is near and dear to my research heart, so when I received a copy of Selecting and Managing a Third Party Logistics Provider Best Practices — a new white paper by J.

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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. Outsourcing your shipping needs to a third-party helps you focus on other areas of your business while getting your goods shipped where they need to be in no time. Get your logistics in check for the holidays! Holiday Shipping by the Numbers.

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.

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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. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. DAT Solutions Launches Freight Market Analytics Service.

All Signs Point to Mexico Playing a Greater Role in Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

It’s one of the most common questions I get these days from third-party logistics providers (3PLs), especially this time of the year as they’re finalizing their strategies for 2015 and beyond. The study highlights the opportunity for 3PLs this way: The growth of logistics services plays a crucial role in rendering Mexico’s businesses cost competitive as compared with similar ventures globally. Mexico mode…Freight moved by pipeline increased 11.4

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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. Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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. Here’s what you should know about Black Friday logistics to keep you and your shipping team on track. It’s almost impossible for businesses to guarantee accurate inventory levels when it comes to freight shipping for Black Friday. You might think Cyber Monday logistics stretches to the extent of one lone day of the year, but that’s actually not true.

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?

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.

3PL Executive Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2013

Talking Logistics

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.

Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2014

Talking Logistics

What do you get when you bring together shippers, logistics service providers, and a transportation management system (TMS) vendor in New Orleans? Lots of interesting conversations, insights, and networking opportunities, which is exactly what took place earlier this month at the MercuryGate User Conference 2014 (MercuryGate is a Talking Logistics sponsor). On the surface, Freight Friend has similar features to other online load boards.

The Need to Exceed: The Race to Become an ‘xPL’

Talking Logistics

Last month, Adrian Gonzalez’s blog post on value-added services for third-party logistics providers (3PL) provided statistical evidence from a survey that supports the transformational trend in the trade and logistics space.

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.

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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. He holds degrees in transportation & logistics and marketing from The Ohio State University.

Fast is expensive but cheap is slow, until now

Supply Chain Network

So, what is the cost of distributed logistics? In essence, MonarchFx’s next generation distributed logistics solution is free. Third – The MonarchFx network. Step 2, Solution Modelling – Together, utilizing our modelling software, and expertise, we will demonstrate how MonarchFx is additive to your existing logistics network.

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.

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.

The Latest in TMS Brokerage Capabilities

Talking Logistics

A TMS for Freight brokerage is no exception. Dave gained freight logistics operations experience at Applied Materials, a Fortune 250 manufacturer of wafer fabrication equipment, and MQA Manufacturing.

DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc.

Supply Chain Network

UTi is a global, supply chain services and logistics company with revenue of USD 3.9 The combined company will be one of the world’s strongest transport and logistics networks. The acquisition of UTi is expected to increase DSV’s annual revenue by approximately 50%, creating one of the world’s strongest transport and logistics networks. Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe.

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. A Brief on Freight Classification.

The Micro-Carrier Challenge: Building a Reliable and Sustainable Trucking Capacity Network

Talking Logistics

Those are some of the questions I discussed with Geoff Turner, Founder and CEO of Choptank , and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Prasad points out that despite the perception, the largest carriers only carry a small percentage of the total freight shipments. The post The Micro-Carrier Challenge: Building a Reliable and Sustainable Trucking Capacity Network appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Keeping freight rates stable during peak shipping season

Freight Center

Sometimes the freight-shipping rate increases are subtle; sometimes, not so much. Manage your freight spend. The post Keeping freight rates stable during peak shipping season appeared first on FreightCenter. Blog Freight Shipping Shipping Costs Third-Party LogisticsStay protected from seasonal spikes in rates.

Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Supply Chain Network

“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. – Completing certification as a Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL) in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program for logistics operations in Asia. Ryder System, Inc.,