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Category: 3PL

The 5 Proven Ways to Improve Your 3PL Warehouse Profitability

Also listed in: Warehousing

Ready to do a little spring cleaning of your warehouse? Then download 3PL Central's popular eBook "The 5 Proven Ways to Improve Your 3PL Warehouse Profitability." Our step-by-step guide will show you how you can improve your operations, evaluate your staffing – and add more to your overall bottom line. Download your FREE copy today.

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The Correlation Between Service and Savings in the Supply Chain

Also listed in: Transportation Mgmt/Freight Mgmt

To increase savings, business leaders must concentrate on the total cost of the supply chain, rather than just transportation prices. The right company acts like a business partner and takes into consideration transportation, operations and inventory costs to help a network operate more efficiently. What is your transportation and logistics provider doing for you? What should they be doing? Find out by downloading this free whitepaper.

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Examination of an Inbound Web Portal

Also listed in: Logistics IT

Regardless of the size of a business, everyone is looking to save money and streamline processes. However, often companies overlook the cost of their supply chain, particularly their inbound transportation. Inbound web portals have the ability to bring several companies together in one place to share accurate and necessary information and provide an opportunity for business-to-business growth. Overall, each component of the supply chain—whether it is customers, 3PL providers, carriers or vendors—can reap the rewards of reduced costs, advanced visibility, improved reliability and increased savings.

3 Keys of Direct-to-Consumer Success

Also listed in: Fulfillment, Retail Logistics

What are the three keys to direct-to-consumer success, and why do they matter? Download this whitepaper now to discover: How the three keys work together to help you deliver a great brand experience, from online to on-time delivery; the two most inportant questions you should ask your 3PL about how it manages your online orders; the two essential qualities your 3PL must have to ensure same-day fulfillment of every order; and the single most important tool your 3PL needs to select the most cost-effective shipping method for on-time delivery.

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great 3PL Customer

Also listed in: Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization

Many shippers commoditize the services of third party logistics providers (3PLs), believing that the best result will come from micro-management and constant price pressure. In fact, the opposite is true. The more you, as the outsourcing company, invest in the relationship – as a partner, not an overseer – the more value is delivered. Here are 12 suggestions on 3PL relationship management that, while they create some work for you, pave the way for breakthrough supply chain performance.

Should Your E-Commerce Website Offer Free Shipping?

Also listed in: Retail Logistics

As much as people enjoy the convenience of being able to shop online, most don't want to wait long or spend much to get their goods delivered. Amazon and other big box retailers have created an environment where free, quick shipping is now the norm. Shipping is a factor for any online retailer, and approaching it in the wrong way may end up costing you.

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Becoming a Shipper of Choice

Also listed in: Trucking

If you are a shipper relying on for-hire carriers, or an asset-light 3PL, you are no doubt aware that there are at present several significant issues conspiring to make it more expensive and more difficult to get your goods delivered. The solution for many is to become what’s known as a “Shipper of Choice”. This White Paper explains how shippers can sustain and grow their bottom line by becoming carrier friendly.

Do "Favored Shippers" Really Receive Better Pricing and Service?

Also listed in: Transportation

Anecdotal evidence and some qualitative research suggests that "favored shippers" — companies for which carriers prefer to haul freight — obtain better pricing and service. But do they? In this paper, Iowa State University researchers explain: ·How they sought to understand the voice of U.S. truckload carriers. ·How they quantitatively measured the effects of "favored shipper" characteristics on transportation costs. ·What characteristics actually make shippers favored in the transportation marketplace.

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The Five 'New Rules' of 3PL e-Commerce Fulfillment

Also listed in: Fulfillment

Is your 3PL keeping up with the challenges of today's fast-paced e-Commerce marketplace? To ensure it is, we invite you to download our latest free whitepaper "The Five 'New Rules' of 3PL e-Commerce Fulfillment." Written by industry experts, our whitepaper was created to help you satisfy your customers, increase your sales, and master the process of e-Fulfillment. Download your free copy today!

The Case for Lowering LTL Limits of Liability 

Also listed in: Transportation, Trucking-LTL

This publication illustrates why it is in the best interest of third-party logistics providers to work with carriers and reduce limits of liability to $1 per pound in the LTL arena. It also describes the key points that cast 3PLs in a favorable light to ultimately forge stronger, more strategic partnerships with LTL carriers. Delivering an analysis of effective procedures for partnership, this whitepaper outlines specific strategies 3PLs can use to better serve carriers by identifying and working to solve the issues that complicate the existing liability landscape.

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January 2018 Cover

Full Digital Issue

January 2018

(436 pages • 74 MB PDF)

Sponsor Spotlight Cover

Digital Edition

Sponsor Spotlight

(37 pages • 9.9 MB PDF)

2018 Logistics Planner Cover

Digital Edition

2018 Logistics Planner

(132 pages • 34.2 MB PDF)

Top 100 3PL Providers Cover

Digital Edition

Top 100 3PL Providers

(13 pages • 1.9 MB PDF)