Third Party Logistics


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.

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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. Why Outsourcing Logistics Makes Sense.

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Third Party Logistics


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?

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


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.

Third Party Logistics Company


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.

Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

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. When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL.

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. 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

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

[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. The Third Party Logistics Study Indicates “Working With the Enemy” Is Profitable and Acceptable.

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.

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.

How Important is Talent When Selecting a 3PL?

Talking Logistics

Last week, Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor) announced the appointment of Tracy Rosser as the company’s executive vice president of operations. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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.

Most Likely to Succeed

Talking Logistics

The post Most Likely to Succeed appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. 3PL Industry Trends 3PLs Most Likely to Succeed success supply chain software vendors third-party logistics providers Top 10 3PL Top 25 Supply Chain

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.

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.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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.

Is Every Company a Technology Company?

Talking Logistics

This is certainly true in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, where we continue to see the convergence of business models , specifically the business models of service providers, technology companies, and consulting firms.

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?

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. 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. Blog eCommerce Shipping Freight Shipping Logistics Third-Party Logistics

The Biggest Mistake When Selecting a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Simply put, this topic is near and dear to my research heart, so when I received a copy of Selecting and Managing a Third Party Logistics Provider Best Practices — a new white paper by J.

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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

My Advice for 3PLs and Shippers: Be Bold and Different

Talking Logistics

Last year at this time, in an article I wrote for CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly , I stated that if I had to describe the state of the third-party logistics (3PL) industry in one word, it would be convergence — as in the convergence of fragmented logistics services into integrated logistics solutions , as well as the convergence of business models, specifically the business models of service providers, technology companies, and consulting firms.

Amazon: Disruptor or Distraction?

Talking Logistics

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. Today is September 11. I never forget.

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