Third Party Logistics

By Patrick Burnson · November 1, 2011
The foremost specialty chemicals and materials company brought on a transformational logistics leader, shed its transportation and warehouse assets, and ramped up a rapid worldwide expansion. Here’s how it happened.
By Jeff Berman · October 6, 2011
This new offering is “designed to deliver optimized solutions that remove waste, create new efficiencies, and introduce Lean continuous improvement processes to transportation network operations.”
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By George Kokoris · September 15, 2011
Today’s increasingly complex supply chains are challenging to manage in nearly every industry. Fueled by global competition and changing market dynamics, supply chain managers are seeking new solutions that better position their organizations for improved flexibility and future growth.
By John D. Schulz · September 1, 2011
By continually working to expand its 3PL relationship, this fast-growing manufacturer has been able to concentrate on the bigger picture—expanding into new markets, launching new products, gaining efficiencies in its operations, and reducing manufacturing and labor costs.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2011
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider MIQ Logistics announced earlier this month that it has acquired The Logistics Corporation Ltd. (TLC) to augment its service offerings in the United Kingdom and Europe.
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By George Kokoris · June 22, 2011
Outsourcing is often perceived as dangerous by companies that have never outsourced. Establishing a strong, respectful 3PL relationship takes the fear out of outsourcing.
By Patrick Burnson · June 13, 2011
As she prepares her 22nd annual “State of Logistics” report, supply chain expert, Rosalyn Wilson, provided an exclusive forecast for the third-party logistics sector with Supply Chain Management Review -- LM's sister publication.
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2011
According to all reports, the third-party logistics industry is surging again, but experts agree that growth will reach a plateau in the coming years due to a number of looming economic uncertainties. Here’s an overview of how the market is currently shaping up.
By Patrick Burnson · May 20, 2011
Third-party logistics providers are growing at multiples of Gross Domestic Product, and should be able to sustain this pace through 2011, said a prominent industry analyst.
By Jeff Berman · March 17, 2011
Supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates has introduced a new product designed to provide shippers with a way to share customer relationship experiences about their third-party logistics (3PL) providers.
By Patrick Burnson · February 23, 2011
CEVA logistics has launched a cross-border road freight service in South East Asia, providing an integrated service from Singapore, through Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam to China
<p>When you make that critical decision to outsource your logistics and supply chain operations, you want to pick the best provider possible. But how do you know what 3PL is right for you? Register for our Webcast (below) and find the answers!</p> By Jeff Berman · July 8, 2010
When it comes to things that can impact supply chain operations and business processes for shippers and logistics and transportation services providers, it is fair to say there is not a shortage of issues to keep an eye on.

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