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Transplace introduces its supply chain consulting practice

Posted 07/22 · 10:04 AM · LM Editorial
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said this week it has officially rolled out Transplace Supply Chain Consulting, its new consulting practice, which it said will focus on improving end-to-end (e-2-e) supply chain performance through an experienced team with what it described as deep functional expertise in transportation and logistics.
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2014 Was “Year of the Deal” in 3PL Arena

Posted 07/07 · 08:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
In the annual study and forecast on third-party logistics providers (3PLs) the consultancy Armstrong & Associates note that “big deals” have dominated the last year.
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Q1 TIA 3PL benchmarking report shows annual shipment and revenue gains

Posted 07/02 · 09:07 AM · LM Editorial
This is the 26th edition of this report, which is based on monthly data from TIA member companies who submit real operating data and respond to questions on business conditions impacting the 3PL sector.
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26th Annual State of Logistics: Freight moves the economy

Posted 07/01 · 10:00 PM · LM Editorial
In the best year for the freight transportation industry since the Great Recession, logistics managers chalk up efficiencies that drive further U.S. economic growth. However, capacity issues persist, causing shippers to worry about rate hikes as carriers continue to be meticulous in their partnerships.
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3PL Summit Q&A: Doug Waggoner, Chairman and CEO of Echo Global Logistics

Posted 06/25 · 10:46 AM · LM Editorial
At last week's eyefortransport 3PL Summit in Chicago, LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman caught up with Echo Global Logistics Chairman and CEO Doug Waggoner. The pair covered a wide range of subjects, including market conditions, capacity, and Echo's recent $420 million acquisition of Command Transportation.

Third-Party Logistics Still Gaining Traction, Says Armstong & Associates

Posted 06/15 · 07:55 AM · SCMR Editorial
The bigger, the better could serve as a accurate description of the third-party logistics (3PL) sector, given the increasing activity of large-scale 3PL-related acquisitions, coupled with the steady revenue growth the sector has seen and is expected to see in the future, too.
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Armstrong & Associates report points to steady gains in 3PL sector growth

Posted 06/12 · 12:25 PM · MMH Editorial
In the report, Armstrong said that United States 2013 3PL gross revenue increased 7.4 percent, or by $10.8 billion, to $157.2 billion.

Armstrong & Associates report points to steady gains in 3PL sector growth

Posted 06/12 · 11:15 AM · LM Editorial
The bigger, the better could serve as a accurate description of the third-party logistics (3PL) sector, given the increasing activity of large-scale 3PL-related acquisitions, coupled with the steady revenue growth the sector has seen and is expected to see in the future, too. That is a key takeaway of a new report issued this week by supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates Inc., entitled “Big Deal - 2014 3PL Results and 2015 Estimates.”

XPO’s completes acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle SA

Posted 06/09 · 08:34 AM · LM Editorial
Following its April announcement that it planned to acquire Lyon, France-based 3PL Norbert Dentressangle SA for $3.53 billion, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said yesterday that the acquisition has been made official.
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2015 Top 50 3PLs: The party keeps roaring along

Posted 06/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
In the wake of the recent acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle by XPO Logistics, the logistics community is bracing for even more major consolidation deals. The third-party logistics provider (3PL) community is loving it, especially as their margins continue to widen—particularly throughout North America.

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