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More on 3PLs and the “cold chain”

As we note in this month’s print edition of LM: “3PL Management: Conquering the cold chain, this sector is experiencing “explosive growth.”
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
April 15, 2013

Scores of major and minor third party logistics providers (3PLs) have found that offering “controlled-temperature” services can help shippers break into emerging markets and develop new revenue streams.

As we note in this month’s print edition of LM: “3PL Management: Conquering the cold chain, this sector is experiencing “explosive growth.”

Shippers seeking more information on this subject may wish to consider attending an event staged by KCSmartport in a few days.

Here, some of the nation’s biggest names in the industry will speak at “Momentum 2013,” addressing topics on growth trajectory, and the latest technology tools in warehouse management software and analytics.  Panelists represent a cross-section of the industry in niches including e-commerce, automotive, consumer products and pharmaceuticals.

“Third-party logistics providers enable companies to focus on what they do best,” says Chris Gutierrez, president of KC SmartPort.

“It is a thriving industry since outsourcing to a third party provider is generally better for a company’s bottom line, a key concern for a majority of retailers and manufacturers today.”

About the Author

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Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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