Third Party Logistics

LeanCor

5 Things You Should Expect From Your Third Party Logistics Provider. The relationship with the third party logistics provider needs to move from transactional to one of long term partnership and commitment.

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. Why Outsourcing Logistics Makes Sense.

Third Party Logistics

LeanCor

Logistics can be quite complicated and there are many potential failure modes between the order and delivery. Without an effective third party logistics provider in place, the system can break down and the inbound part or outbound final product won’t arrive in time. Many third party logistics providers claim to be lean through their marketing messaging and sales proposals. Logistics networks are complicated. What Makes a Provider Truly Lean?

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.

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

Cerasis

The State of Third Party Logistics: Technology Innovations Driving a Service Mindset. The Dizzying Speed of Technology Driving the State of Logistics Now & In the Future. Tomorrow we will discuss the room to grow for third party logistics providers.

5 Third Party Logistics Trends in 2015

PLS Logistics

3PLs work with shippers to implement improved reverse logistics strategies, find capacity and provide fulfillment solutions. New technologies and new demands made 2015 a year of change for 3PLs. Challenges like the driver shortage and demanding consumer expectations require shippers to provide superior service. 3PLs have adapted to the new normal so that shippers can overcome these challenges. Here’s an overview of the top trends we saw from 3PLs in 2015: Implementing New Services.

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. Emerging Trends New Ideas Third Party Logistics

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

Supply Chain Nation

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. Leading 3PLs differentiate themselves by diversifying their services and becoming full-service logistics providers for their shippers beyond the traditional warehousing and transportation services. Get your copy of the Third Party Logistics Guide here.

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.

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.

Two FedEx Acquisitions Point to Changing Needs and Market Dynamics for Third Party Logistics Services

Supply Chain Matters

FedEx recently announced two acquisitions related to third-party logistics (3PL) and information technology services, an indication of the impact of today’s Omni-channel commerce implications on customer and consumer fulfillment requirements. providing a rather diverse collection of forward and reverse logistics services including distribution, contract packaging, customer returns processing product refurbishment, disposition and recycling.

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.

Increase Lead Times, Decrease Costs

PLS Logistics

You may have heard your logistics partner say that providing more notice days or lead time for a shipment could help lower costs. Supply Chain Visibility strategy economy Industry Shipment Trucking Third Party Logistics Transporation Truck Drivers Truckers supply chain management freight visibility shipping mistakes Lead TimesThe concept of lead time when booking loads is a commonly overlooked factor when delivering freight efficiently and economically.

5 Challenges Logistics Managers Face Every Day

PLS Logistics

In present day global economics, logistics plays a key role in facilitating trade and, by extension, ensuring the success of business operations. Logistics managers have seen increasing challenges to create and keep efficient and effective logistics and supply chain methods. Here we discuss five of the biggest logistics challenges faced on a daily basis.

Supply Chain News on Highlights from the 21st Annual Third Party Logistics Stud

Supply Chain Digest

John Langley of Penn State Leads Research Once Again. Is the Dreaded 3PL IT Gap Finally Closing

Supply Chain News on Highlights from the 21st Annual Third Party Logistics Study Part 2

Supply Chain Digest

What Should be 3PL Role in Supply Chain Transformation and Other Focus Topics

Supply Chain News on Highlights from the 22nd Annual Third Party Logistics Study Part 2

Supply Chain Digest

Special Topics Review Includes use of Blockchain, Automation and Digitization, and Talent Management

Supply Chain News on Highlights from the 22nd Annual Third Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Digest

John Langley of Penn State Leads Research Once Again, as Dreaded 3PL IT Gap Jumps Higher after Falling for Many Years

Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

Supply Chain Network

Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded Logistics Quarterly’s 2011 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Award for demonstrating leadership in sustainable supply chain practices. Purolator received the prestigious award at Logistics Quarterly’s Sustainability Study and Awards Symposium held in Toronto on July 14. About Echo Global Logistics.

Supply Chain News on Highlights from the 20th Annual Third Party Logistics Study Part 2

Supply Chain Digest

Six Key Steps to Gaining Shipper and 3PL Alignmen

Supply Chain News on from the 20th Annual Third Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Digest

Data from 2014 Study Showing Reduction in Outsourcing Seems to be an Aberration, While Perception of 3PL IT Capabilities Stays Flat

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.

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.

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

Nurture, Grow, and Cultivate Your Third Party Logistics Strategy

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Dear 3PL Provider: Spring has arrived. It is time to cultivate. Use this primer to protect and grow your customer base. Blog 3PL Consumer Products Retail

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Third Party Logistics: What is a 3PL, Considerations for Hiring, & How to Select & Implement a 3PL

Cerasis

We introduce our latest educational e-book ( we have several more here ): The Essential Guide to Third Party Logistics: What is a 3PL, Considerations for Hiring, & How to Select & Implement a 3PL. The following definition is one of the most simplistic of all we've found, from TechTarget : A 3PL (third-party logistics) is a provider of outsourced logistics services. 3PL e-Books Logistics

The Evolution of Third-Party Logistics

Inbound Logistics

Join us as we turn back the clock and consider how outsourcing demand has changed over the past 20 years – and perhaps shed some light on where the 3PL industry is tracking

The Top 10 Blog Topics of 2017

PLS Logistics

But, for manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers, logistics is a top priority to business operations. Logistics Transportation Freight 3PL Management Shipments Shippers Carriers TMS Reporting Intermodal Transportation Managed Transportation Trends small business hurricane ELD broker ELD Mandate Blog PLS Tracking Shipment brokerage top 10 Trucking Innovation Third Party Logistics PLS Pro Transportation management system Statistics

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. I discussed those questions and more with Matt Lewis, VP of Business Development for Geodis , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

What You Need To Know About Third Party Logistics Moving Into 2016

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The time has come when Third Party Logistics (3PL) providers will no longer be able to squeeze the wages and benefits of their warehouse workers in order to find cost savings when pursuing new opportunities. The post What You Need To Know About Third Party Logistics Moving Into 2016 appeared first on Tompkins International.

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). Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics.

The Automated Local Fulfillment Imperative

Supply Chain Network

Automation in logistics operations has been around for many years beginning with the use of simple conveyors and evolving into advanced sortation, automatic storage and retrieval systems (ASRS); and now the latest in Automated Picking Systems for e-commerce fulfillment.

Should I Work With a Third-Party Logistics Provider Offering Foreign Trade Zone Services?

Inbound Logistics

Working with a third-party logistics partner who also offers foreign trade zones can provide big benefits in the right scenarios