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.

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.

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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?

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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

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.

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

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.

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.

From Transactional to Transformational: Successfully Adding Managed Transportation Services

Talking Logistics

In fact, the 2017 21 st Annual Third-Party Logistics Study found that shippers and their 3PL providers continue to move away from primarily transactional relationships and toward more meaningful partnerships.

Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2014

Talking Logistics

What do you get when you bring together shippers, logistics service providers, and a transportation management system (TMS) vendor in New Orleans? Lots of interesting conversations, insights, and networking opportunities, which is exactly what took place earlier this month at the MercuryGate User Conference 2014 (MercuryGate is a Talking Logistics sponsor). The post Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2014 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Convergence is the Word for 3PLs

Talking Logistics

I’m at the MercuryGate User Conference today, where later this afternoon I’ll be moderating a panel session with executives from leading third-party logistics providers. — as well as discuss the key trends impacting the transportation and logistics industry. The post Convergence is the Word for 3PLs appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. 3PL convergence MercuryGate third party logistics

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

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.

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.

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

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?

Third Party is the Perfect Place for Logistics Professionals

Supply Chain Network

There has been much discussion on what Logistics is and the emerging role and recognition of the importance of Logistics professionals within organizations. In fact a recent post of mine even asserted that ‘Logistics is the New Black!’

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