Four companies worked with 3PLs to make over their logistics operations, so they could meet evolving business demands.
Companies in the logistics sector are stepping up to hire U.S. military veterans with aggressive recruiting and training programs.
Transportation and logistics investment is the cornerstone to economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa.
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U.S. industry confronts a failing transportation system and looming capacity crunch. New legislation may help.
As consumers embrace bargain hunting, off-price apparel retailers reinvent their supply chains to meet demand.
U.S. furniture manufacturers rely on specialized furniture carriers and white-glove delivery companies.
The emergence of domestically sourced natural gas heralds significant changes in the North America energy market.
Perishable shipments such as produce and pharmaceuticals require temperature monitoring and careful handling.
Innovation in the lift truck market is creating new options for companies seeking to improve warehouse efficiency.
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Exporter Anderson Hay & Grain saved on transport costs by installing trailer side skirts that boost fuel efficiency.
An order management system from DF Young and Superior Technology helps Cintron Beverage Company boost inventory accuracy, fulfill orders easily and quickly, and track products throughout the supply chain.
A Web-based shipping tool helped an Alaskan outfitter develop multichannel fulfillment operations.
Matthew Wood, freight program and supply chain manager at Mayo Clinic, treats the company’s freight spend aches and pains.
Logistics providers can help shippers save money through decreased labor, lower overhead, and technology tools.
Flexible 3PLs drive business process improvements for shippers.
Outsourcing transportation and logistics to third-party logistics providers (3PLs) blends function and flexibility into a supply chain feng shui.
Trends could transform logistics operations, particularly in emerging markets, creating more sustainable supply chains.
Risks and Rewards
Collaborate with suppliers to manage supply chain risks with the highest potential to occur and risk of business impact.
Investing in online training allows organizations to operate more efficiently and develop workers’ skills.
Supply Chain Security
C-TPAT certification lets businesses support national security and improve their own supply chain operations.
Investing in port infrastructure allows long-term job creation so the U.S. can lead in international trade and commerce.
When choosing an airfreight forwarder, consider transport and tech capabilities, service records, and professionalism.
Complex border crossings lead U.S. shippers to rely on third-party logistics (3PL) providers to ease trade with Canada.
The Extended LEAN roadmap reduces costs, saves time, and increases speed to competitive advantage.
A business-to-employee communications model improves employee productivity through mobile technology and applications.
Companies can use the visibility big data provides to improve supply chain processes and meet organizational goals.
Leveraging transportation management system (TMS) capabilities help shippers make better real-time carrier decisions.
Collaborating with a global logistics provider helps small and medium-sized businesses ensure regulatory compliance.
Global trade management solutions give shippers control of compliance, supply chain finance, and global logistics.
Third-party logistics (3PL) providers can consolidate freight from multiple companies shipping to the same destination.
Trading partners share sales and inventory data to support mutual benefits such as optimized inventory and productivity.
Intermodal shipping offers benefits such as reduced transportation costs, reduced carbon emissions, and safety.
Shippers’ needs dictate if a third party logistics provider or transportation management system is the best choice.