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?

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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.

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. 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

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.

Collaborative Shipping (Insights from Indago Members)

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One way to improve capacity utilization of trailers and carriers in transportation is via Collaborative Shipping — for example, where one or more shippers co-load freight on a trailer or where freight lanes are matched to create reliable and consistent continuous move routes.

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.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

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Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated. Oracle Announces New Releases of Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management. TMW Systems Announces New Products, Features that Enable Transportation Businesses to ‘Make the Most of Now’ HighJump Announces Brewers’ Edge. New Infinea® X from Infinite Peripherals® Expedites Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations.

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. It’s because those trucks are transporting the majority of moving cargo in the U.S. 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.

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

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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Amazon: Disruptor or Distraction?

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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. 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. 3PLs utilize a software known as a transportation management system (TMS).

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This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

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I was in a meeting with folks from Manugistics (now part of JDA) getting an update on the company and its transportation management system. 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. Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.7.2

3PL Executive Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2013

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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).

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.

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. As well, advanced lean third party operators are incentivized to reduce operating costs with in-house operators often protecting current budgets in case of future needs. Customer demands for more rapid and cost effective e-commerce delivery seem to be increasing on a daily basis.

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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. According to an article in Forbes, February 2014, superior customs clearance, warehousing, and transportation capabilities can be huge competitive advantages and drivers of brand strength in China. But the logistics infrastructure is a major challenge. Checklist Logistics Challenges in China.

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Navigating the Complexities of Retail Shipping: How a Transportation Management System Can Help

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The post Navigating the Complexities of Retail Shipping: How a Transportation Management System Can Help appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - MercuryGate Retail Technology Transportation Management Systems MercuryGate parcel shipping third party logistics TMS transportation management systemsThere’s no question that the retail industry is evolving at a rapid pace.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

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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.

Seven Signs Your Retail Business Needs an Omni-channel Makeover

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In addition, if you’re moving this inventory from one DC to another you’re also experiencing extra handling and transportation costs as well as increasing the potential for product damage. Exception to this of course would be drop shipped items which are coming direct from vendors to consumer and oould never be stocked in store. Definitions Education Emerging Trends Matrix Commerce New Ideas Supply Chain Management Third Party Logistics Top Ten Savings Ideas

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.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership


(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). This mirrors Cerasis longstanding goal of providing shippers with more transportation choices. .

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.

Third Party Logistics Companies Checklist for Choosing and Qualifying a 3PL

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Location for Warehousing: • Size of building. • Number of bay doors (enough to ship and receive x amount of containers or trailers per day). • Close to ports, airports, railways. • Close to major highways. • Available space. • Available space for busy / heavy shipping periods. • Available space for expansion. • Product mix: Complementary to yours?

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro


These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. Rather than giving up, shippers need to consider what Amazon and the big box giants have done right and apply these concepts as part of a robust parcel shipping strategy. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon. Negotiate Shipping Rates Like a Pro.

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices


E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Its global nature makes conventional shipping strategies inefficient and utterly unworkable. Challenges in Integrating an E-Commerce Shipping Plan A primary issue in integrating e-commerce shipping goes back to the extent of current shipping practices. E-Commerce Logistics

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

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Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly. In order to continue conducting reliable and cost-effective business overseas, it is important to know how to combat the top four international shipping challenges: 1. Get your priorities straight to determine which transportation mode is best.

Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.” Transportation cost drains drive up costs. Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization. Savvy financial managers know transportation cost can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.