Latest trends and best practices in Third Party Logistics technology, software solutions and providers of supply chain planning, operations, shipping and distribution.

Software: On-demand WMS gives 3PL visibility

Posted 05/01 · 09:34 PM · MMH Editorial
GMI Distribution implements a robust, on-demand warehouse management system to track inventory and provide its 3PL customers with 24/7 visibility into inventory and transactions.

PLS Logistics Services study examines benefits and obstacles of LNG usage in freight transportation

Posted 04/24 · 11:22 AM · LM Editorial
While United States-based natural gas production continues to flourish, with domestic production expected to increase 41 percent by 2020 and current prices at a ten-year low, transportation carriers remain slow to embrace natural gas for various reasons despite its myriad benefits, according to data from PLS Logistics Services, a Pittsburgh-based non-asset 3PL focused on the industrial sector.

Roadrunner Transportation Services acquires D&E Transport

Posted 04/20 · 08:58 AM · LM Editorial
The Cudahy, Wisconsin-based company announced this week it has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Clearwater, Minnesota-based D&E Transport, an asset-light flatbed carrier focused on food and agricultural products. D&E is located 40 miles from the Twin Cities.

BDP International says company is not for sale

Posted 04/10 · 01:37 PM · LM Editorial
While a Reuters report indicated that global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider BDP International was in talks to with private equity firms to make the company available to be sold, BDP stated that is not the case.
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New Damco solution helps shippers to adjust to unexpected supply chain developments

Posted 04/05 · 09:34 AM · LM Editorial
Damco, a third-party logistics (3PL) subsidiary of A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, recently rolled out a new Web-based service that it said enables shippers to increase flexibility, respond quicker to changes, and reduce manual work.

Logistics Q&A with Pilot Freight CEO Richard Phillips

Posted 03/30 · 11:04 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Pilot CEO Richard Phillips about what he is seeing in the various markets Pilot serves.
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XPO Logistics closes $137 million IPO

Posted 03/23 · 08:44 AM · LM Editorial
Less than a week after announcing it increased the size of shares for its IPO from 6,000,000 to 8,000,000 shares to the public at $15.75 per share, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said that effort has resulted in roughly $136.7 million in net proceeds.
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Shippers embrace new sustainability initiative

Posted 03/20 · 09:10 AM · LM Editorial
Shareholder pressure is forcing publicly-held manufacturers to adhere to the highest levels of sustainability, said industry analysts and experts speaking yesterday a the International Warehouse Logistics Association 2012 Convention & Expo in San Francisco.
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XPO Logistics increases size of shares for IPO

Posted 03/15 · 08:49 AM · LM Editorial
Non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said today that it has increased the number of shares for its underwritten public offering from 6,000,000 earlier this week to 8,000,000 to the public at $15.75 per share.
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3PL Management: United Solar’s enlightened partnership

Posted 03/10 · 11:54 PM · LM Editorial
The solar panel maker is reliant on efficient manufacturing practices, but when it came to inbound shipping and distribution across borders, those operations began to suffer as the company grew. Here’s how this progressive shipper partnered with its 3PL to re-engineer its logistics model to save 25 percent on its inbound costs.

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