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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. He is a guest speaker at the Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The post Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

I grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin. I enrolled in the forestry program at the University of Wisconsin, but two years in I had an epiphany that I wanted to pursue business. I graduated with a major in finance, investment, and banking from the University of Wisconsin. [02:44] 02:44] What was your first job in logistics? My first logistics job was at an airport. My perspective helped me understand that the shipping function as much more than just shipping.

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The Way to Real Time Supply Chain

The Logistics of Logistics

Among the real time supply chain focus areas highlighted are multi-level inventory optimization (flow of goods through a given number of locations), demand signal repository (holds downstream data for better plans/responsiveness), sales and operations planning, and leveraging the point of sales (POS) data across the supply network. This accelerates supply chain processes and reduces planning cycle times, working capital (inventory) and lead times.

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. FedEx set out to become a global logistics player as a full-service freight operator.

Kimberly-Clark: A Demand-driven Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The first day that I worked with the Kimberly-Clark team, it was snowing in Neenah, Wisconsin. In the Supply Chain Metrics that Matter table, we can clearly see that “operating margin” and “inventory turns” matter to public financial performance. Note the trends in operating margins and inventory turns. Over the past twelve years, Colgate clearly outperformed against the peer group on operating margin, but is not making progress on inventory.

Insights from RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference: Top 3 Ways the Retail Revolution Impacts the Supply Chain

BlueYonder

I was one of those fortunate enough to attend the RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference – Logistics 2013 event in Orlando a few weeks back. When I call myself fortunate for attending I’m not just referring to leaving my home in Wisconsin for warmer temperatures in Orlando; I’m talking about the value gained from a retail show specifically focused on logistics. Automated DC Operations & End-to-End Inventory Visibility.