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. Let’s think about how often you pick something from your warehouse.

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.

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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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

E-commerce spurring drive for innovation in third-party logistics industry

EFT

With both the rise of e-commerce and the increasing expectations of a consumer-like experience for B2B, 3PLs are experiencing pressure to evolve regardless of their customers says the Third Party Logistics Report. The most successful 3PLs are leveraging warehouse management systems with advanced mobile scanning functionality and analytics to improve order accuracy, efficiency and gain insight into workforce productivity.

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.

5 Things to Look for in a Food Warehousing Provider

West Coast and California Logistics

When you entrust your food and confectionery products to a food warehousing provider, you’re relying on that company to be much more than a provider of space. And, while every 3PL warehousing company will promise to be just that, you must find one that truly “walks the walk.” In this article, we identify 5 things that you should look for in a warehousing provider before entrusting them with your food or confectionery products.

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.

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.

What is 3PL (Third Party Logistics) - Everything You Need to Know

TradeGecko

3PL is a service that allows you to outsource operational logistics from warehousing, all the way through to delivery, and ultimately enables you to focus on other parts of your business. What’s 3PL? what is 3pl

How 3PLs can help you create a more efficient CPG supply chain

West Coast and California Logistics

In this article, we’ll examine where many companies are falling short, and show you how third-party logistics providers (3PLs) can be invaluable allies in overcoming CPG supply chain inefficiencies. Public Warehousing Shared Warehousing Third Party Logistics Logistics Technology 3PL Outsourcing Labor issues supply chain cycle timeFor consumer-packaged goods (CPG) companies, efficiency is the name of the game.

Let a 3PL’s West Coast Distribution Center Help You During the Driver Shortage

West Coast and California Logistics

The response of many companies has been to focus less on shipping West and, instead, store products in a West Coast distribution center operated by a third-party logistics provider (3PL). Warehouse Distribution Center Distribution Regional Logistics 3PL Outsourcing west coast warehouses Third Party Logistics 3PL West Coast Distribution Public Warehousing

What is Contract Warehousing and When is Your Operation Ready for it?

West Coast and California Logistics

When your business is growing, shared warehousing with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) enables you to scale your warehousing investment to match your order volumes.

Overweight Container Logistics at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

This price tag can be greatly reduced, however, by partnering with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that specializes in overweight container logistics. West Coast Distribution Southern California Ports Port Logistics Third Party Logistics west coast warehouses Transload Inland Empire Warehouse overweight

Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. Before we start talking about Lean Warehousing, can you tell us a little bit about LeanCor Supply Chain Group? As a third-party logistics provider, LeanCor offers a unique combination of third-party logistics services, hands-on consulting, and training and education that helps organizations eliminate waste, drive down costs, and instill a problem-solving culture across their supply chains.

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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.

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. In many cases, developing the functionality in-house is faster than submitting a new feature request to a third-party vendor and keeping your fingers crossed that it gets included in the next release, which could take six months or more.

How to Reduce Your Chassis Rental Fee

West Coast and California Logistics

These big-ticket items include your ocean carrier, drayage, and warehousing costs. 3pl contracts Peak Season Shipping Drayage 3PL Outsourcing Third Party Logistics 3PL Port Logistics Southern California Ports West Coast Distribution

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

Tompkins Blog

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.

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? In Q4 2015, FBA units represented nearly 50% of total third-party units.

Top Winter Freight Shipping Tips

Freight Center

Winter freight shipping always tests the strength of the logistics industry and e-commerce. Optimize your logistics performance by putting a plan in place to ensure peak performance during the winter months. Warehousing. Businesses with a larger budget benefit greatly by incorporating warehousing into their supply chain. Pinpointing common shipping destinations and utilizing warehouses keeps things running smoothly during busy and risky shipping times.

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. Final rule for electronic logging devices is pushed back to end of October (Logistics Management). Another week, another acquisition in the third-party logistics (3PL) market. Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

FROM PORT TO MARKET: How to Speed Distribution of Asian Imports to West Coast Ports

West Coast and California Logistics

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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. The other session leaders were: Brian Devine, SVP at ProLogistix , on trends in logistics labor market. Kristi Montgomery, VP at Kenco Innovation Labs , on logistics innovation trends. Trends in Logistics Labor Market.

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?

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.

How to Navigate the Holiday Shipping Season & Handle the Holiday Rush Like A Pro

Freight Center

It doesn’t matter if you’re in the business of shipping packages directly to customers and/or freight to warehouses, it’s important to prepare to ship early and avoid getting caught up in high-volume delivery traffic. Outsourcing your shipping needs to a third-party helps you focus on other areas of your business while getting your goods shipped where they need to be in no time. Get your logistics in check for the holidays! Holiday Shipping by the Numbers.

How to Ship Large Items on eBay

Freight Center

Luckily, we are here to help and guide you through everything logistics so you can ship large items on eBay. Sellers can find their own carrier to ship large items on eBay, or they can partner with a third-party shipping solutions provider (3PL) to streamline the search for the right carrier and get lower rates. As mentioned before, partnering with a third-party logistics (3PL) company allows you to secure lower rates than if you go directly to a carrier.

The Top 5 Warehouse Management Technologies Shaping the Supply Chain

Cerasis

New technologies are being developed that will propel warehouse management and shape the supply chain of the future. Around the globe, supply chain entities and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are seeking out the best ways to enhance flexibility and adaptability for both inbound and outbound logistics. The post The Top 5 Warehouse Management Technologies Shaping the Supply Chain appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

5 Reasons More Businesses are Adopting Third Party Logistics

3PL Insights

Third party logistics, or 3PL, have become increasingly important in nearly every industry. There are a few reasons for this, such as increasing complexity of global markets, the rapid advancement of related technologies, and a general increase in appreciation for effective, efficient logistics. If you’re still on the fence about hiring out your logistics, consider these five reasons to do so: 1. 3PL Logistics