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.

Third Party Logistics

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Many organizations have utilized lean to improve manufacturing processes, and have now realized it’s time to extend these programs and start connecting lean principles to partners within the supply chain. This, in turn, will decrease process and manufacturing lead times and, ultimately, increase supply chain velocity and flow. Logistics can be quite complicated and there are many potential failure modes between the order and delivery. Logistics networks are complicated.

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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.

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

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.

Redefining the Model for Third Party Logistics (3PL) Innovation

Supply Chain Nation

The shifts in manufacturing and retail business models, enhanced delivery models, such as last mile and click and collect, along with the innovative advances in technologies, have created significant opportunities for 3PL companies. According to the 2017 EFT Report, “ How to Thrive in a World of Commoditized Logistics ,” almost 48 percent of shippers reported they’re looking for new ideas and solutions from their 3PL providers. Get your copy of the Third Party Logistics Guide here.

Redefining the Model for Third Party Logistics (3PL) Innovation

Supply Chain Nation

The shifts in manufacturing and retail business models, enhanced delivery models, such as last mile and click and collect, along with the innovative advances in technologies, have created significant opportunities for 3PL companies. According to the 2017 EFT Report, “ How to Thrive in a World of Commoditized Logistics ,” almost 48 percent of shippers reported they’re looking for new ideas and solutions from their 3PL providers. Get your copy of the Third Party Logistics Guide here.

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.

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. 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

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering). This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture.

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering). This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture.

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. The Trump administration could be a redeeming feature for the logistics industry, but some of his recent promises could come at a great price. Omni-Channel Solutions Will Become Fundamental Logistics Services. Third Party Logistics Service Providers Will Push the Boundaries of Digitization.

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.

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

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. Significantly INCREASE our manufacturing, sourcing, or operations in Mexico.

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The Automated Local Fulfillment Imperative

Supply Chain Network

’ Having been a contributor to many SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats) analyses for e-commerce service providers, retailers and even CPG manufacturers, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve warned all who would listen that fulfillment automation (or the lack thereof) will be a significant threat to their online business in the future.

Simplicity-as-a-Service: A New Value Proposition for Software Vendors and 3PLs?

Talking Logistics

And that is not just for retailers, but distributors and manufacturers too. He also discussed the roles of Profitable Customer Commerce, Adaptable Manufacturing, and Intelligent Fulfillment in getting there, with plenty of breakout sessions devoted to each during the conference (for example, I attended several great case study presentations by Unilever, Caterpillar, Walgreens, and others). appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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. 3PLs bundled those relationships and consolidated logistics into one provider.

Third Party is the Perfect Place for Logistics Professionals

Supply Chain Network

There has been much discussion on what Logistics is and the emerging role and recognition of the importance of Logistics professionals within organizations. In fact a recent post of mine even asserted that ‘Logistics is the New Black!’ There are many reasons for this belief, but the major one is that if a Logistics practitioner is worth his salt, from the first day in the role he or she begins working themselves out of a job.

Logistics suppliers

Supply Chain Movement

High-tech companies such as Apple and Cisco have also completely outsourced their manufacturing and logistics activities. Notably, although suppliers are responsible for much of the innovation related to manufacturing and product development, that has not yet become commonplace for logistics due to the relentless price competition. It would seem that logistics service providers are often still hands-on subcontractors rather than being strategic logistics suppliers.

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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Waveless Picking: Is Your Supply Chain Able to Compete with Amazon?

Supply Chain Nation

This has created a very challenging environment for wholesale distributors, third party logistics (3PLs) providers, manufacturing and retail companies. Distributors, 3PLs, manufacturers and retailers are aware consumers expect to receive their orders faster than ever before. 3PL Distribution Intelligent Fulfillment Logistics Supply Chain Amazon supply chain third-party logistics waveless picking

Why the CMO Needs to Bond with the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)

Supply Chain Network

Quality: Think materials sourcing & manufacturing plants (internal/outsourced). Cost: Again materials, production and logistics/distribution (owned/3PL). Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Ensure products manufactured with legal age & fair labor practices. Customer Service: Meet diverse client delivery needs/B2B compliance, perfect orders & reverse logistics.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). It’s not just about the change or the expansion of services any longer, but about how fast and flexible their services can be delivered as the manufacturing and retail industries are reinventing themselves, too. Digital Transformations in the Manufacturing and Retail Industries.

Toys“R”Us, Canada partners with SCI Logistics to Open New DC

Supply Chain Network

To better accommodate its customers in Western Canada, Toys“R”Us, Canada has partnered with SCI Logistics to open a new distribution centre in Delta, British Columbia. facility is strategically positioned to receive goods from overseas and domestic manufacturers who can now ship directly to British Columbia for distribution to local Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores. This is the third distribution center that services the stores and online businesses for Toys“R”Us, Canada.

Exel announces new business with Bristol-Myers Squibb and expansion of Midwest Footprint

Supply Chain Network

Global biopharmaceutical company, Bristol-Myers Squibb, has chosen Exel as its third-party logistics provider handling its U.S. Exel will provide logistics operations and finished goods distribution services including storage and distribution of cold and non-cold chain products, clinical trials, samples and exports. Emerging Trends News & Info Supply Chain Management Support Services & Industry Initiatives Third Party Logistics

Time for 3PL to Get Real – How 3PLs Can Deliver Strategic Value in an Omni-Channel World

Supply Chain Nation

The demands of the omni-channel customer are forcing retailers and manufacturers to quickly adapt to becoming more agile and responsive. This challenge presents an opportunity for third-party logistics (3PLs) providers, as they are ideally positioned to help retailers and manufacturers transform their supply chain operations. A recent study by Capgemini revealed 72 percent of businesses plan to increase their use of outsourced logistics services in the future.

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Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth

Supply Chain @ MIT

The pharmaceutical company is using the cloud and a device-agnostic, external information platform to connect with every freight forwarder, carrier, and other logistics service vendor across the globe. A third-party logistics provider oversees and monitors the performance of this network. Why use a third-party to keep tabs on the network? When Jim Cafone, Vice President, Supply Chain, Pfizer Inc.,

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Panalpina Raises Its Game With 3D Printing

Supply Chain Nation

They recently received some well-earned recognition for their leadership in adopting 3D printing to the Third Party Logistics (3PL) industry. According to the article, Panalpina is interested in employing 3D printing in their Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS) business. LMS is described as providing manufacturing, assembly and testing, distribution, installation and repair, among other services. 3PL Featured 3D Print third-party logistics

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

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Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. By adopting a logistics efficiency management approach, logistics related costs as a percentage of sales drops to 4% to 7% depending on industry sector. Use a Third Party Logistics Company : A prominent report supports the rising using of 3PLs as a way for shippers to take a competitive advantage. Manufacturing seems heading for a long awaited comeback.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). It’s not just about the change or the expansion of services any longer, but about how fast and flexible their services can be delivered as the manufacturing and retail industries are reinventing themselves, too. Digital Transformations in the Manufacturing and Retail Industries.

Speed Bumps on the Road to Growth for China’s 3PLs

Supply Chain @ MIT

Good transportation links a logistics strength in China. China’s logistics industry is gaining in importance and developing rapidly to support the nation’s manufacturing sector. This growth is strongly encouraged by the Chinese government, which aims to develop the country into a premium integrated transportation and logistics hub with supply chain management competence to strengthen China’s position in international trade.

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Waveless Picking: Is Your Supply Chain Able to Compete with Amazon?

Supply Chain Nation

This has created a very challenging environment for wholesale distributors, third party logistics (3PLs) providers, manufacturing and retail companies. Distributors, 3PLs, manufacturers and retailers are aware consumers expect to receive their orders faster than ever before. Logistics Supply Chain 3PL Amazon supply chain third-party logistics waveless pickingThink back five years ago when you shopped online.

Logistics Outsourcing: Is It Still a One-Way Street?

Talking Logistics

According to a report in the The Press-Enterprise , Walmart is bringing operations at two California warehouses, which it had outsourced to Schneider Logistics for the past 13 years, back in-house. Malashock added that Walmart has already taken over operations of two other distribution facilities in other regions that had been run by third parties. The post Logistics Outsourcing: Is It Still a One-Way Street? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

10 Reasons to Consider a Transportation Management System (TMS)

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by Nilam Oswal, Software Analyst, SoftwareSuggest.com If your company functions in retail, distribution, manufacturing, e-commerce or third party logistics, chances. Logistics Supply Chain Management Transportation Visibility logistics TMS transportationThe post 10 Reasons to Consider a Transportation Management System (TMS) appeared first on The Network Effect.