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

3PL/M&A news: NFI acquires IPD, expands Canadian footprint

Posted 06/24 · 07:35 AM · LM Editorial
Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based NFI, an asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider, announced this week it has acquired IPD, a global transportation and logistics services provider based in Mississauga, Canada.

Third party logistics: Back to warehousing basics

Posted 06/15 · 01:17 PM · MMH Editorial
Modern spent the day with MVS Fulfillment, a New England 3PL, to see how small distributors are coping with the recession, off-shoring and customer service.

3PL news: Penske exec elaborates on “state of the industry”

Posted 06/15 · 06:53 AM · LM Editorial
Prior to the release of the 21st annual State of Logistics report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) at the National Press Club last week, Penske Logistics gave LM an exclusive interview on some of the details. As the principal sponsor of the report, Penske also had some industry insider intelligence to share on the impact made by the two-year recession first felt in 2007.

State of Logistics 2010: Business logistics costs fall 18.2 percent

Posted 06/09 · 11:58 AM · MMH Editorial
Business logistics costs fell to a record low of 7.7 percent of Gross Domestic Product last year, compared with 9.3 percent of GDP in 2008, according to a new annual benchmark report issued Wednesday.
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Trucking/logistics technology: Con-way set to Tweet carriers on the way to available loads

Posted 06/09 · 07:33 AM · LM Editorial
While the ubiquitous social networking tool Twitter has been used by myriad shippers, carriers, and industry associations, freight transportation services provider Con-way has taken an entirely different approach in terms of gaining new business via the “Twit-a-sphere.”

3PL Update: Analysts suggest global/domestic lines may be blurring

Posted 05/29 · 09:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
As the market sector rebounds, the providers are compared to Flags of Convenience
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3PL News: Armstrong says 2009 3PL data down 15.1 percent

Posted 05/25 · 11:18 AM · MMH Editorial
Supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates this week released updated figures for 2009 U.S. third-party logistics market revenues.

State of WMS: Upgrade Time

Posted 05/19 · 09:50 AM · LM Editorial
According to our 2010 Software User Survey, nearly half of all logistics operations using a WMS are looking to upgrade over the next 12 months. Our technology correspondent explains why and then introduces us to a shipper that’s on the brink of revolutionizing its warehouse operations.

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