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

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Warehouse Automation.

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Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level

Cerasis

Many of these advancements were expected to bring substantial investment into supply chains, and they did just that. But, you need to understand where the investments focused, how they relate to improving supply chains and why they are essential to omnichannel logistics solutions. However, AIDC tools are making analytics in the supply chain an affordable reality. When applied to the supply chain, this is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Supply Chain Movement 16 – Consultancy

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 16 – 2015 Q1. Our supply-chain future: fair sharing – column. 11 | Snapshots Roundtables Supply Chain Movement. In the rapidly changing economy, countless companies need advice on strategy and especially supply chain management. In spite of several acquisitions, the landscape of supply chain consulting firms remains fairly fragmented. 22 | Management: international supply chain obstructions.

COVID-19 accelerates four trends and changes within global supply chains

Proxima

Global supply chain management has always been at the forefront of the battle. Many suppliers continue to rely on automation to ensure flexible supply chains and increased accuracy to help meet the demand from their buyers. How do I improve my supply chain?

Warehouses are the next HOT investment triggered by the digital transformation of the supply chain

NC State SCRC

A recent article in Bloomberg suggests that warehouses are now becoming one of the hottest investments in the market, based on recent moves by the Blackstone Group LP, who are betting $18.7 This is a perfect example of how the physics of supply chains, which are often overlooked, are fundamental to understanding and enabling the “digital transformation” that is discussed so often in the press.

Part 1: Delighting Customers with Superior Retail Operations (Video)

FLEXE

Last week, we attended Seattle Startup Week in Pioneer Square. We’re in the warehousing and fulfillment business. So, we’re a tech platform that connects retailers and CPGs to over 1000 warehouses that they can tap into to provide inventory management, order management, order routing, etc. He was importing from overseas through a warehouse in Kent and distributing to retail stores like wine stores, gift shops and was starting to sell online.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge). Amazon Flex is available now in Seattle. According to the press release: The Stack Sleeve system can be used in the warehouse and during delivery for both route and bulk customers from one vehicle.

Part 2: Delighting Customers with Superior Retail Operations (Video)

FLEXE

At this year’s Seattle Startup Week, our CEO and co-founder, Karl Siebrecht, was joined on a panel with BevyUp’s co-founder and CEO, Mauricio Cuevas, and FitCode’s co-founder and CEO, Rian Buckley. We’re a complementary kind of solution to existing warehousing fulfillment operations area. Blog: Supply Chain Is the Heart of Business.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

So let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon poised to take on UPS, FedEx in delivery business (Seattle Times). Elemica Honored With Third Patent for Next Generation Supply Chain Network. The Seattle Times reported this week that “sometime in the first quarter, Amazon is expected to acquire the 75 percent of the French package-delivery company Colis Privé that it doesn’t already own.”

FLEXE Recap: 2017 IWLA Convention & Expo

FLEXE

Last week, we got to take a little break from the Seattle rain and enjoy some beautiful weather at the 2017 IWLA Convention & Expo in Palm Springs. It was a packed couple of days and we had the chance to meet with a ton of supply chain professionals to talk about the state of the industry. One thing is clear: supply chain operations are changing. It’s a good time to own a warehouse or be a broker.

Warehouses Are Full as Holiday Season Commences

Material Handling & Logistics

The stores and warehouses are full, and it’s time for the shopping to begin,” says Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy. Retailers have been bringing in merchandise since late summer, and supply is ready to meet the increased demand that has been building throughout the year.”. Imports take a breather as retail shelves are fully stocked for peak season.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Amazon expands same-day Prime delivery to 11 more cities (Seattle Times). Manhattan Associates Empowers Warehouse Managers With New E-Commerce Capabilities. New Study: 70% of Executives have started Digital Supply Chain Transformation.

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Distribution Center Robots: How Robots Continue to Power the Distribution Center

Cerasis

E-commerce defines the state of global supply chains today. To meet rising demand, supply chain executives must begin considering new ways to increase the capacity of their existing facilities. Robotics provides a boost to distribution centers and warehouse managers seeking ways to increase capacity and improve efficiency in critical areas. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Your Brand Deserves Modern Logistics, Don’t You Think?

FLEXE

How a flexible fulfillment and warehousing solution gives retailers and brands more options and better service from FLEXE CEO & Co-founder, Karl Siebrecht. Traditional methods for finding and procuring warehousing and fulfillment services are labor-intensive, time-consuming, and expensive. You can rent your own warehouse, which then comes with procuring the machinery, software, and resources to make that space into a fulfillment center.

Your Brand Deserves Modern Logistics, Don’t You Think?

FLEXE

How a flexible fulfillment and warehousing solution gives retailers and brands more options and better service from FLEXE CEO & Co-founder, Karl Siebrecht. Traditional methods for finding and procuring warehousing and fulfillment services are labor-intensive, time-consuming, and expensive. You can rent your own warehouse, which then comes with procuring the machinery, software, and resources to make that space into a fulfillment center.

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

At the end of every fully funded Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign, there will be a warehouse full of product that needs to get into the hands of your backers. If you’re like a lot of small business startups, however, you might have forgotten to figure in fulfillment costs, including shipping and warehouse storage fees. A crowdfunding fulfillment provider can track and warehouse your products once they arrive from the manufacturer. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news…. First branded ‘Prime Air’ jet in Amazon’s fleet to fly at Seafair (Seattle Times). As reported by The Seattle Times , “Amazon will fly its latest Boeing 767 widebody jet freighter, publicly revealing the new ‘Prime Air’ branded livery of its fast-growing fleet of used cargo planes” at today’s Seafair aerial display over Lake Washington near Seattle.

In Logistics, the Last Few Feet are as Important as the Last Mile

Enterra Insights

We live in a fast-paced world and, in the current vernacular, customer expectations are off the chain. If you’ve never heard that term (or simply don’t understand it), off the chain means out of control — like having your pit bull getting off the chain in the back yard and tearing through the neighborhood. For congested metropolitan areas such as Seattle, the focus is actually on the ‘final 50 feet’ of those shipments.”[3]

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

Robotics is not just a way to help companies, but many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes, benefit the company, and drive their future success. As society experiences more demand for rapid order fulfillment and accuracy in supply chain processes, manufacturers and supply chain management providers must come up with a way to meet consumer demands. At a 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse in Tracy, Calif.,

CRG completes 1.3 million-square-foot South Carolina distribution centre

EFT

The development, originally a 500,280 square foot speculative warehouse, was expanded to accommodate a Fortune 500 investment grade tenant. million-square-foot facility for Kohl's at The Cubes at Etna 70 in Columbus, OH and a 750,000 SF speculative project that was leased to Kimberly-Clark at The Cubes at Dupont in Seattle, WA. Primary Event: Supply Chain: USA Image Caption: The 1.3 CRG, a national real estate development and investment firm, has completed a.

Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. Warehouses have hired tens of thousands of California workers over the last five years to help fuel the fast-rising industry of online retail. This year alone, Amazon announced new fulfillment centers in Eastvale, Redlands, Fresno and most recently Sacramento, where the Seattle company said it would hire 1,500 workers. warehouses.

Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. Warehouses have hired tens of thousands of California workers over the last five years to help fuel the fast-rising industry of online retail. This year alone, Amazon announced new fulfillment centers in Eastvale, Redlands, Fresno and most recently Sacramento, where the Seattle company said it would hire 1,500 workers. warehouses.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

This points to an ongoing trend, Armstrong notes, "for companies to outsource logistics functions to 3PLs in order to control costs and increase supply chain efficiency." The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%). CEVA also delivers contract logistics solutions featuring customized, flexible design and a range of tailored warehousing and distribution services across the country.

Amazon installing automated boxing machine

EFT

Amazon is installing new machines at its warehouses capable of scanning, boxing and sealing goods automatically. Amazon has considered installing two machines at dozens more warehouses, removing at least 24 roles at each one, these people said. Reportedly Amazon is installing the machines in strategic location including warehouses a short distance from their headquarters in Seattle as well as Frankfurt, Milan, Amsterdam, and Manchester.

This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Volvo Trucks presents future transport solution with autonomous electric vehicles. Europe investigates Amazon’s use of merchant data that could give it anti-competitive edge (Seattle Times). Blume Global Introduces a New Digital Era of Growth, Innovation and Value Creation for the Global Supply Chain Ecosystem. Another Friday, another flight home from a conference.

Amazon Threat Has Maersk Racing to Stop Clients Becoming Rivals

Supply Chain Brain

The question the maritime industry is now asking itself is to what extent the online retailer will also try to take greater control of transportation of shipments bound for Amazon warehouses. Taking greater control of shipments would give Seattle-based Amazon more flexibility and help it avoid possible congestion in its warehouses. “Amazon is a threat if we don’t do a good job for them,” Soren Skou, the CEO of A.P. Moller Maersk A/S, said in a phone interview. “If

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

That started a ripple effect on the whole supply chain, which includes trucking. October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast. Other West Coast markets with rising rates include Seattle and Stockton.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

For example, a freight shipment from Yantian to Chicago via Seattle would be unloaded on the West Coast and then shipped inland via truck or rail. . This term covers all the ocean ports on the West, including Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Long Beach/Los Angeles and others. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), headquartered in San Francisco, represents the dockworkers that man the USWC ports. .

FLEXE Recap: 2017 IWLA Convention & Expo

FLEXE

<p>Last week, we got to take a little break from the Seattle rain and enjoy some beautiful weather at the <a href="[link] IWLA Convention & Expo</a> in Palm Springs.</p> </p> <p>It was a packed couple of days and we had the chance to meet with a ton of supply chain professionals to talk about the state of the industry. One thing is clear: supply chain operations are changing.</p>

Agriculture in the City

Enterra Insights

” There are several good reasons people should consider urban agriculture a viable food supply in the years ahead. The Economist notes, “From inside shipping containers in Brooklyn, New York, to a disused air-raid shelter under London’s streets and an innocuous warehouse on a Dubai industrial estate, vertical farms are sprouting up in all sorts of places, nourished by investment in the business from the likes of Japan’s SoftBank and Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos.

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Seattle, Washington. During peak seasons, there is a bump in pop-up fulfillment centers in these three cities: Seattle, Washington: As the PNW continues to grow at an exponential pace, many eCommerce companies are realizing the value of having fulfillment centers in the area to meet the growing demand. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis is a staple in supply chain operations because of its central location and proximity to Chicago.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Warehouses in New York and New Jersey are reopening in the next 30 days. Seattle is becoming a more favorable market for carriers and rejection rates are increasing. We are seeing favorable rates for shippers in Seattle, Ontario, California, and Denver, Colorado as carriers look to capitalize on outbound volumes. It is prudent to check with supply chain partners to ensure they are operating as normal in Delaware.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Warehouses in New Jersey and New York are reopening in the next 30 days. Seattle is becoming a more favorable market for carriers to head to with rejection rates increasing a bit. . Moving freight into Seattle, Ontario, California, and Denver , Colorado markets should pick up. If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. . Shippers should check with individual supply chain partners to see if they are online. .

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

When asked about delivery, Starbucks Global Chief Strategy Officer Matthew Ryan said it is still “early days” and the chain isn’t ready to tip its hand with more details but that it’s “moving full speed ahead.” I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!) transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation.