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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.

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 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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Implications of FedEx’s Proposed 2016 Rate Hikes

Supply Chain Matters

Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics FedEx independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management technology parcel delivery industry challenges Supply chain Matters blog trends in third-party logistics servicesLast week, FedEx formally reported its financial results that essentially missed Wall Street expectations.

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.

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

Simplicity-as-a-Service: A New Value Proposition for Software Vendors and 3PLs?

Talking Logistics

Gaurav mentioned it in reference to JDA’s ongoing efforts to improve the user experience of its solutions, but the phrase sparked a different question for me: What if Simplicity-as-a-Service became the main value proposition software vendors and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) offered their customers? Simplicity-as-a-Service is why the business models of third-party logistics providers, software vendors, and consultants are converging today.

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. Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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.

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.

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.

[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

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

3PLs Need to Take Broader Perspective

Talking Logistics

A few weeks ago at the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) Annual Conference , I gave a keynote presentation challenging third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to take a broader perspective of their business. The post 3PLs Need to Take Broader Perspective appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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.

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.

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.

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. Trends in Logistics Labor Market.

Logistics is the new black!

Supply Chain Network

There I said it… ‘Logistics is the new black.’ In many companies logistics is still often treated as the Rodney Dangerfield of corporate functions, the keepers of dark warehouses that many will never visit.

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. 3PL Global Trade 2015 Third Party Logistics Study FedEx Mexico Transplace

Panalpina Raises Its Game With 3D Printing

Supply Chain Nation

They recently received some well-earned recognition for their leadership in adopting 3D printing to the Third Party Logistics (3PL) industry. According to the article, Panalpina is interested in employing 3D printing in their Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS) business.

Time for 3PL to Get Real – How 3PLs Can Deliver Strategic Value in an Omni-Channel World

Supply Chain Nation

This challenge presents an opportunity for third-party logistics (3PLs) providers, as they are ideally positioned to help retailers and manufacturers transform their supply chain operations. 3PL Big Data Featured third-party logistics

Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

But the logistics infrastructure is a major challenge. There is a strong need to engage with 3rd party distributors to move products to and sell in department stores, big box retailers, grocery stores and specialty shops. Checklist Logistics Challenges in China.

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