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Sunday, March 01, 2015

An immense amount of operational and technological expertise exists among global 3PL partners. Determining how those attributes may be used to amp-up logistics and supply chain performance is a demanding task, but one well worth doing. Our resident consultant suggests that it’s time for a more rigorous, holistic approach to the process.
Posted on 03/01 at 06:00 PM
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One of the most challenging business areas for parties committed to collaborative contracting is in the area of international logistics services. However, some recent research at the University of Tennessee, combined with practical experiences, has started to shape some rules for success in contracting complex logistics.
Posted on 03/01 at 08:00 AM
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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

While shippers may generally be content with the reliability of their 3PL partners, new research indicates that there’s considerable concern about the value of long-term, strategic relationships. Industry analysts explain how innovation and a deeper commitment to collaboration will become the key differentiators in the 2015 marketplace.
Posted on 10/01 at 06:00 PM
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Monday, September 01, 2014

The continued evolution of “digital supply networks” depends on just how well shippers and their third-party logistics provider partners can work together to take costs out of the system while making improvements in flexibility and speed. Our consulting team offers a high-level blueprint for making it happen.
Posted on 09/01 at 06:00 PM
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As third party logistics providers (3PLs) work to ramp up services for their customers, one area of focus is information management services.
Posted on 09/01 at 08:00 AM
Columns3PLThird Party LogisticsSeptember 2014Big DataPermalink


Friday, August 01, 2014

According to Evan Armstrong, president of 3PL consulting firm Armstrong and Associates, U.S. 3PL gross revenue in 2013 saw annual gains, up 3.2 percent over 2012 at $146.4 billion. He says that while global trade and economic activity serve as the “ultimate drivers” of market growth, the maturity of competitive service offerings and the size of major players are contributing to slower growth rates.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:53 PM
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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The 25th Annual State of Logistics Report states that revenues for the third-party logistics provider (3PL) sector rose 3.2 percent in 2013, much lower than the 5.9 percent growth the market saw in 2012.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:20 PM
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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Finding the right third-party logistics provider (3PL) always involves considerable due diligence, contend industry experts. But it may also mean leaving an existing partner for a set of collaborators that can deliver on the promise of a seamless global network.
Posted on 06/01 at 04:00 PM
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Saturday, March 01, 2014

The global retailer re-launched in North America and built a new multi-channel supply chain from the ground up with the help of its existing 3PL partner.
Posted on 03/01 at 09:00 PM
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We’ve certainly been reading and hearing more about the benefits of improved communication and collaboration in logistics management—be it with our carriers, third party-logistics (3PL) providers, suppliers, and even competitors.
Posted on 03/01 at 09:00 AM
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