Third Party Logistics

LeanCor

5 Things You Should Expect From Your Third Party Logistics Provider. The new role of the third party logistics provider will not just be to transport and store, but rather to serve as a trusted partner in the lean journey by identifying problems, implementing solutions, and adding value in global and complex supply chains. Here are five key things you should expect from your third party logistics provider.

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?

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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.

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

Cerasis

The State of Third Party Logistics: Technology Innovations Driving a Service Mindset. At the rate new technologies are cropping up, some of them specifically targeting the logistics market, there will soon come a time when almost the entire logistic process will be automated – needing human intervention only for critical tasks. The Dizzying Speed of Technology Driving the State of Logistics Now & In the Future.

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.

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. More than 20 years later the Third Party Logistics or 3PL business continues to grow around the world and therefore logistics professionals at almost all firms? Emerging Trends New Ideas Third Party Logistics

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.

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. Outsourcing accounts for 54% of shippers’ transportation spend and 39% of warehouse operations spend.

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. When it comes time to send out your logistics RFQs, who should you include in the process? Who to Include in Your Logistics RFQ. The best way to source this capacity is to work with a non-asset-based third-party logistics provider.

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.

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.

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

Cerasis

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. At the close of 2016, the 21 st Annual Third-Party Logistics Study found the overall use of third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) is increasing, but the types of logistics services utilized indicate the industry is entering a shift in how it operates.

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. and packaging sufficiently to handle long distance transportation.

3PL Trends: 10 Areas Shippers Consider as They Increase Their Use of Third Party Logistics

Cerasis

Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are poised to dramatically shape the supply chain landscape in 2018 and beyond. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018. 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. 3PL Logistics Trends

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. The very nature of omni-channel means getting closer to the customer and when it comes to logistics this couldn’t be more true.

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.

[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

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.

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. According to the press release: Rosser comes to Transplace after more than 22 years at Walmart, where he most recently served as senior vice president of transportation and supply chain. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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.

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

Talking Logistics

So you’re a shipper intrigued by Big Data tools and technology to improve transportation management initiatives. 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? So it is clear that shippers realize the potential, and those that are not currently leveraging IT for logistics are interested in doing so in increasing numbers as well.

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.

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

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Two Important Questions for Transportation Executives

Talking Logistics

For many companies, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their transportation operations has been one of two extremes: a large (unexpected) surge in shipments and capacity demand or a huge (unexpected) decrease in both. Read more Two Important Questions for Transportation Executives.

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. Here is how one 3PL put it to me: If we and most of our competitors are using the same vendor’s transportation management system (TMS), then how can we differentiate if we’re all basically offering the same capabilities to customers?

Update on the Southern California Logistics Services Market

West Coast and California Logistics

When it comes to Southern California logistics, there’s never a dull moment. The region is home to the busiest ports in the country, while the state continues to dramatically alter the way logistics gets done through an array of unique regulations. In this article, we’ll get you up to speed on some of the recent SoCal supply chain developments during the first half of 2019.

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

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. Oracle Announces New Releases of Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management. TMW Systems Announces New Products, Features that Enable Transportation Businesses to ‘Make the Most of Now’ HighJump Announces Brewers’ Edge. New Infinea® X from Infinite Peripherals® Expedites Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations.

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). Brad Young, VP Network Solutions and Services, Mode Transportation.

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. Amazon expands logistics reach with move into ocean shipping (Reuters – Jan 2016). Is Amazon planning to do the same in logistics? Logistics, Commerce, and Technology are Converging.

By the Numbers:  The Latest eCommerce Logistics and Supply Chain Research

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The logistics field is changing fast and furious, and eCommerce fulfillment is leading the way. Third Party Logistics Logistics Outsourcing Parcel Transportation B2C Fulfillment order fulfillment process fulfillment operations order fulfillmentAt Amware, we try to keep an eye out for interesting facts that provide a big picture view of what’s happening across the industry.

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

Talking Logistics

I was in a meeting with folks from Manugistics (now part of JDA) getting an update on the company and its transportation management system. Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. The fact of the matter is that most companies still have a poor understanding of their end-to-end supply chain processes, including shipment flows and the identity of all the parties involved. Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.7.2

Discovering the Power of Distributed Logistics

Supply Chain Network

The future of fulfillment is fast approaching and it’s now all about mastering something called Distributed Logistics! What is Distributed Logistics? Interesting you say, but why would anyone want to move to a Distributed Logistics network?