Third Party Logistics Services

LeanCor

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. Over the past few decades, energy and other costs have combined to make logistics a major cost for many companies. Logistics is a multi-billion dollar business that requires a new level of discipline and attention.

Third Party Logistics Company

LeanCor

When dealing with the inherent complexities of supply chain logistics, many companies come to a point when they may wish to use a third party logistics company to manage their supply chain. Using a third party logistics company to manage the supply chain frees up your company’s resources and allows your business to focus on its own core competencies.

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2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Movement

The success of the third-party logistics industry is evident in the generally high marks given to 3PLs by respondents to a survey as part of the 2013 17th Annual Third Party Logistics Study, which identifies trends and explores how both 3PLs and shippers are using these relationships to improve and enhance their businesses and supply chains. 3PLs and shippers each see themselves as the largest sources of innovation within their relationships.

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.

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.

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

BlueYonder

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

BlueYonder

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.

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 Road to Big Data Visibility Doesn’t Run Through Your 3PL Technology

Talking Logistics

Should you implement a technology solution from a third-party logistics provider (3PL) or is it more effective to select a pure-play TMS provider to leverage your data? The 18 th Annual CapGemini Third Party Logistics Study revealed some interesting data regarding shippers’ usage of technologies, systems, and tools to leverage Big Data in their supply chain initiatives.

When it Comes to ‘Logistics & Sourcing’ at RILA Supply Chain the World is Your Oyster!

Supply Chain Network

One of the things I most look forward to when attending the RILA Supply Chain conference is all of the great retail global logistics & supply chain professionals and information to be found assembled all in one place. In less than a week in Phoenix, this year’s RILA Supply Chain conference will of course once again be no exception with a strong Logistics & Sourcing track including four sessions.

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. 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. Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

Insights from Kenco Customer Summit 2015

Talking Logistics

I attend and speak at many supply chain and logistics conferences throughout the year, but among my favorites are those that bring a relatively small group of executives together to discuss timely and important industry topics. In a survey I conducted a few years ago, supply chain executives viewed “direct conversations with other executives and peers” — in other words, peer-to-peer learning and networking — as the most valuable source of practical knowledge and advice.

How Can Subscription Box Businesses Adapt to the Coronavirus Climate?

Multichannel Merchant

What if you are unable to source key elements of your box or are forced to suspend fulfillment operations temporarily? Nicole Lee is director of fulfillment for Saddle Creek Logistics Services. Blog Customer Experience Delivery Fulfillment Operations & Fulfillment coronavirus customer experience Fulfillment and Delivery subscription box Third-party logisticsThe effects of coronavirus are being felt on a global scale.

3PLs, What’s More Valuable Than Another Twitter Follower?

Talking Logistics

I have long argued that third party logistics providers (3PLs) should set themselves apart from the competition by fully harnessing the power and value of their customer and employee communities (see “ If Operational Excellence is a Given, Then What Else Matters for 3PLs? ” Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor). Supply Chain Risk Management Challenges Companies Face (Source: Adelante SCM). Source: Adelante SCM web survey, 2011.

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). Customer Service: Meet diverse client delivery needs/B2B compliance, perfect orders & reverse logistics. As the world of commerce continues to become more complex, volatile and socially transparent the need for a strong linkage between the CMO and the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) grows.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

BlueYonder

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics. Digitalization is transforming every aspect of business across all industries, particularly impacting the distribution and logistics industries. Source: Grainger Q1 2017 Earnings Call ).

Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Supply Chain Network

“As a leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions, our stakeholders expect us to be stewards of real-world efficiency and sustainability,” stated Ryder Chairman and CEO Greg Swienton. – Completing certification as a Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL) in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program for logistics operations in Asia. SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc. Ryder System, Inc.,

The Benefits of Using One 3PL for Integrated Logistics Services

West Coast and California Logistics

In the logistics industry, however, this isn’t always good advice. By leaning on one third-party logistics provider (3PL) for each leg of the distribution cycle, you may find greater efficiency and improved operational success than you would sourcing à la carte. In this article, we’ll examine the benefits of an integrated logistics services approach. Conventional wisdom tells you not to put all your eggs in one basket.

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5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

BlueYonder

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics. Digitalization is transforming every aspect of business across all industries, particularly impacting the distribution and logistics industries. Source: Grainger Q1 2017 Earnings Call ).

Life After FBA: Amazon Seller Fulfillment of Your Prime Orders

West Coast and California Logistics

To become Prime-certified, many sellers go straight to the source and let Amazon handle fulfillment through their Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program. Shared Warehousing Third Party Logistics Vendor Compliance 3PL Outsourcing eCommerce Fulfillment Fulfillment B2CIf you’re selling online, chances are you’re selling on Amazon. And, if you’re selling on Amazon, you want to be Prime-certified to reach Amazon’s 100+ million Prime customers.

The Latest in TMS Brokerage Capabilities

Talking Logistics

Automatic price feeds – Get an automatic feed of consortium price indices, including DAT, so you can stop digging through websites and different sources of price information. Dave gained freight logistics operations experience at Applied Materials, a Fortune 250 manufacturer of wafer fabrication equipment, and MQA Manufacturing. The post The Latest in TMS Brokerage Capabilities appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

The Micro-Carrier Challenge: Building a Reliable and Sustainable Trucking Capacity Network

Talking Logistics

How do you efficiently tap into this large source of capacity? Those are some of the questions I discussed with Geoff Turner, Founder and CEO of Choptank , and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. The post The Micro-Carrier Challenge: Building a Reliable and Sustainable Trucking Capacity Network appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

California SB 1402: What You Need to Know

West Coast and California Logistics

Does your logistics operation source drayage services in California? 3pl contracts Drayage 3PL Outsourcing West Coast Distribution Southern California Ports Third Party LogisticsIf so, read on as new legal developments in the state can put you on the hook for damages if the drayage provider you hire is misclassifying employees as independent owner/operators.

10 Tips: Sourcing Refrigerated LTL for Food and Confectionery Distribution

West Coast and California Logistics

If your company produces food and/or confectionery products, chances are you’re already familiar with refrigerated LTL services such as those provided by third-party logistics (3PL) companies. Transportation Strategies 3PL Outsourcing Cold Chain Managment Refrigerated Trucking Food Logistics Confectionery Logistics logistics in California

Looking for Growth in Lean Times? Look North to Canada!

Supply Chain Network

Every company is looking for that elusive source of growth to keep driving the top line, or at least to replace any shrinkage in business from the downturn. But in difficult times growth can be a hard thing to find and merchants both online and offline need to be creative and on the lookout for any potential sources of new growth. Emerging Trends Canada e-commerce e-tail fulfillment growth opportunity retail Third Party Logistics

4 Key Considerations for Choosing a Chemical Storage Facility

West Coast and California Logistics

You’re not only looking for a third-party logistics (3PL) provider that can comply with all regulatory requirements, you’re looking for a partner that truly knows your product and can fit seamlessly into your existing supply chain. In this article, we’ll try to simplify the sourcing process and identify the top 4 factors you’ll need to consider when finding the right chemical 3PL partner. Public Warehousing Chemical Logistics Chemical Storage

The Benefits of Partnering with an End-to-End Provider

Supply Chain Link

As the supply chain continues to grow in complexity and consumers’ buying behavior evolves, a third-party logistics provider with the ability to deliver end-to-end solutions can give shippers the competitive edge in the market. A single-source provider that exceeds customer expectations and seamlessly collaborates across service offerings can give shippers a partner in business, growing.

Made in “I Really Don’t Know”

Talking Logistics

As reported in USA Today : [In a sourcing practice nicknamed “China plus one”], big brands like Rip Curl send their specifications — what they want made and how much they’re willing to pay for it — to sourcing agents, who find factories that agree to fulfill them. Leverage new technology and third-party services to facilitate your supply chain mapping processes.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: Because 4PL providers handle a company’s entire chain, including challenges that are thrown up by advances in technology, they are increasingly being favoured over third-party logistics (3PL) providers, especially by big companies with complex supply chains.

Selling on Shopify for Beginners: Sourcing, Designing, and More

ShipBob

It offers a wide range of third-party integrations, which makes it easy to add features and functionality that improves your website and the overall online shopping experience. Source your products. Before you build an online store, you need to source your products.

How Chemical Freight 3PLs Source Bulk Tanker Trailers and Other Equipment

Bulk Connection

As the transportation experts in the middle, freight brokers and other third-party logistics (3PL) transportation providers can play the role of matchmaker between the two – working out key details with both shippers & receivers so that their needs are fully and accurately communicated. In the world of bulk liquid shipping, there can sometimes be a gap between what a shipper needs and what a carrier ultimately delivers.

Current State of International Transportation Industry – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The current trade and logistics landscape is plagued with manual processes and siloed actors. Eco-system Approach: Shippers—especially multi-national corporations— work with a plethora of logistics partners all over the world. What TRAMES Aims to Tackle.

Walmart’s Carriers of the Year 2015

The Network Effect

I think it’s no surprise that all of Walmart’s selected carriers are on One Network’s Real Time Value Network , the consumer-driven platform for supply chain and logistics leaders. Third-Party Logistics Carrier. Source: CCJ. Logistics Transportation awards Carrier of the Year logistics recognition transportation trucking WalmartCongratulations to Walmart’s Carriers of the Year for 2015.

Want a Better Supply Chain? Here Are 4 Reasons to Outsource Your Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Now more so than ever, corporations understand the tremendous impact logistics and transportation can have on their overall business performance and are taking meaningful strides to optimize their supply chain operations. It’s for this reason they outsource this business function to a third party that specializes in this area. increase over 2011, according to Capgemini’s 2014 18th Annual Third Party Logistics Study. Source: Armstrong & Associates.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

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. The source pointed to several trends that are encouraging the adoption of TMS, including better control of data, more comprehensive analysis and the need to support omni-channel supply chains.