Third Party Logistics


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.

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The process of getting the right product to the right customer at the right time is the job of effective logistics. Every company that produces a product for consumers or other businesses must deal with the issue of the supply chain, or logistics. Not only do companies have to ship products to customers, they are customers to many other companies for raw materials and supplies. Logistics is a multi-billion dollar business that requires a new level of discipline and attention.

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


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

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.

All Third Party Logistics Providers Are Not Created Equal

Supply Chain Network

My initial involvement in the Third Party Logistics business was early in 1993 when I became the first Director of Development for Tibbett & Britten Group in North America. More than 20 years later the Third Party Logistics or 3PL business continues to grow around the world and therefore logistics professionals at almost all firms? Emerging Trends New Ideas Third Party 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. Depending on your organization’s preference, the logistics RFQ process may be conducted once per year or every quarter. Who to Include in Your Logistics RFQ.

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers


Third-party logistics providers are evolving in the wake of changing politics, increased public scrutiny and demand for more value-based, not asset-based, services. At the close of 2016, the 21 st Annual Third-Party Logistics Study found the overall use of third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) is increasing, but the types of logistics services utilized indicate the industry is entering a shift in how it operates.

E-commerce spurring drive for innovation in third-party logistics industry


With both the rise of e-commerce and the increasing expectations of a consumer-like experience for B2B, 3PLs are experiencing pressure to evolve regardless of their customers says the Third Party Logistics Report. In this dynamic environment, e-commerce and omnichannel strategies have become a must-have for expanding logistics businesses.

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


Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are poised to dramatically shape the supply chain landscape in 2018 and beyond. 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. The best way to reduce costs is through the increased use of new technologies in logistics. 3PL Logistics Trends

Expect MORE from Your Third Party Logistics Provider!

Supply Chain Network

Contrary to what many procurement professionals may think, all third party logistics providers are not created equal. And as retailers are pulled further and faster into the omni-channel future the need for advanced third party logistics providers will only continue to increase. The very nature of omni-channel means getting closer to the customer and when it comes to logistics this couldn’t be more true.

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


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.

Outsourcing to a Third-Party Logistics Provider

Inbound Logistics

From a shipping perspective, manufacturers can best address today’s increasing regulations and demand volatility by outsourcing shipping to a third-party logistics provider

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. If you need to get your shipment somewhere at a specific time, consider expedited shipping options.

Update on the Southern California Logistics Services Market

West Coast and California Logistics

When it comes to Southern California logistics, there’s never a dull moment. The region is home to the busiest ports in the country, while the state continues to dramatically alter the way logistics gets done through an array of unique regulations. In this article, we’ll get you up to speed on some of the recent SoCal supply chain developments during the first half of 2019.

Overweight Container Logistics at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

Shipping containers across the ocean to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is a big job with a big impact on your company’s supply chain. This price tag can be greatly reduced, however, by partnering with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that specializes in overweight container logistics. West Coast Distribution Southern California Ports Port Logistics Third Party Logistics west coast warehouses Transload Inland Empire Warehouse overweight

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.

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. Toys R Us lowers free shipping limit for online orders.

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.

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). Another week, another acquisition in the third-party logistics (3PL) market.

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.

4 Fascinating Freight Facts

Freight Center

After all, almost everything we use or consume is part of or passes through a logistics chain in one way or another. Shipping by sea continues to be a powerhouse in the freight and logistics industry. And your small business can partner with another small business through the use of a third-party shipping solutions provider, such as FreightCenter. Blog eCommerce Shipping Freight Shipping Logistics Third-Party Logistics

Amazon: Disruptor or Distraction?

Talking Logistics

Is Amazon a disruptor or a distraction for the logistics industry? That was the main question I addressed during my keynote presentation at the SMC3 Connections Conference last month, one of the leading events for transportation and logistics professionals. Amazon expands logistics reach with move into ocean shipping (Reuters – Jan 2016). Is Amazon planning to do the same in logistics? Logistics, Commerce, and Technology are Converging.

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. Freight Shipping 3PL Third-Party Logistics eCommerce ShippingThat’s where partnering with a 3PL can help.

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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. Third-party logistics companies identify backhaul lanes and secure affordable prices in addition to already discounted rates you’d find when partnering with a 3PL.

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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. The primary goal of most shippers is to find affordable solutions for their freight shipping needs. Partnering with a 3PL gives you access to the best shipping rates possible. Let us be your shipping department.

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Let a 3PL’s West Coast Distribution Center Help You During the Driver Shortage

West Coast and California Logistics

The response of many companies has been to focus less on shipping West and, instead, store products in a West Coast distribution center operated by a third-party logistics provider (3PL). Warehouse Distribution Center Distribution Regional Logistics 3PL Outsourcing west coast warehouses Third Party Logistics 3PL West Coast Distribution Public Warehousing

Shipping Large Items:  Five DOs And DON’Ts Of Heavy Goods Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The Grinch didn’t realize it at the time, but when he uttered the famous words “It came without packages, boxes or bags,” he was summing up the heavy goods industry’s most notable supply chain challenge – economically shipping large items. Third Party Logistics Parcel Transportation

How to Reduce Your Chassis Rental Fee

West Coast and California Logistics

3pl contracts Peak Season Shipping Drayage 3PL Outsourcing Third Party Logistics 3PL Port Logistics Southern California Ports West Coast DistributionWhen considering all the costs involved in getting your containerized goods from port to market, it’s easy to think of all the “big” things that drive up your spend. These big-ticket items include your ocean carrier, drayage, and warehousing costs.

Beware the Ship-From-Store Spin Cycle

Supply Chain Network

Seems like every so often there’s a new trend that takes the retail and e-commerce world by storm and the latest of these seems to be Ship-From -Store. An omni-channel nirvana being pumped by systems companies, and falsely supported by ill conceived surveys of analysts alike, the best thing since sliced bread this year is apparently Ship-From-Store. On the surface Ship-From-Store sounds like a great idea. Still think Ship-From-Store is a good idea?

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?

Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain in China was once an afterthought or was only thought of in terms of the ‘Make’ and ‘Ship’ processes included in manufacturing in China. But the logistics infrastructure is a major challenge. There is a strong need to engage with 3rd party distributors to move products to and sell in department stores, big box retailers, grocery stores and specialty shops. Checklist Logistics Challenges in China. 15 questions about Chinese supply chains.

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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.

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. Outsourcing logistics to a 3PL provider has become more common among many […]. Blog 3PL 3pl logistics freight rates freight shipping freigth quote third party logisticsIn 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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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.

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.