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2022 Inbound Logistics Perspectives: 3PL Market Research Report

2022 Inbound Logistics Perspectives: 3PL Market Research Report

Our 17th annual 3PL market research report takes a deep-dish dive into the dynamics of logistics partnerships in 2022. Rampant inflation, including high transportation costs. A tight labor market. Commodities shortages. Uncertainties tied to the war in Ukraine and the pandemic. There seems to be no end to the obstacles ready to frustrate shippers as […]

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2022 Top 100 3PLs

2022 Top 100 3PLs

When your enterprise craves logistics, supply chain, and transportation solutions, these partners deliver. In alphabetical order, here are the 100 third-party logistics providers deemed the best of the best by Inbound Logistics editors. Key CRM/SRM: Customer/Supplier Relationship Management DCC: Dedicated Contract Carriage FTZ: Foreign Trade Zone GTM: Global Trade Management IoT/IIoT: Internet of Things/Industrial Internet […]

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Top 10 3PLs: Readers’ Choice Excellence Awards

Top 10 3PLs: Readers’ Choice Excellence Awards

These third-party logistics providers made the cut, earning your votes by dishing out top-notch customer service and helping you save dough. AND THE WINNERS ARE: 1.   Echo Global Logistics 2.   Hub Group 3.   Kenco 4.   SEKO Logistics 5.   Sunset Transportation 6.   Werner 7.   DHL Supply Chain 8.   […]

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No Matter How You Slice It, 3PLs Deliver

No Matter How You Slice It, 3PLs Deliver

Whether shippers outsource their end-to-end supply chain by the pie, or just a portion of it by the slice, third-party logistics providers are meeting new challenges with updated and expanded menus. As many supply chain professionals have experienced, “U.S.-based supply chains are out of sync,” according to the 2022 State of Logistics Report, produced for […]

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Pop Quiz: Supply Chain Educators Answer 6 Pressing Questions

Pop Quiz: Supply Chain Educators Answer 6 Pressing Questions

For much of the decade prior to the pandemic, the number of students in supply chain programs couldn’t match industry’s need for supply chain professionals. “The biggest challenge was convincing students it was a real career path,” says Brian Fugate, chair of the department of supply chain management at the University of Arkansas. As the […]

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Grocery Shortages: The Worm in the Apple

Grocery Shortages: The Worm in the Apple

It started with toilet paper. Spurred by the onset of the pandemic, consumers bought toilet paper rolls in droves. Sales of the product rose 60% annually in March 2020, according to the Statista Consumer Market Outlook. On April 19, 2020, toilet paper was out of stock in nearly half of U.S. grocery stores, estimated NCSolutions, […]

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Block and Tackle: How to Choose a Freight Bill and Audit Payment Provider

Block and Tackle: How to Choose a Freight Bill and Audit Payment Provider

Interest in freight bill audit and payment (FBAP) providers has gained momentum in recent years as the demand for experts to manage transactions between shippers and carriers grows. FBAP providers can help shippers contend with complex transportation processes, while also bringing fresh tools and expertise that can add strategic value to shipper operations. The freight […]

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Say Yes to the YMS

Say Yes to the YMS

Companies sometimes overlook how important the yard is to their success. Without proper management, facilitated by a yard management system (YMS), pile ups can lead to delays, fees, and a full shipment of stress.

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Supply Chain Helps Meet ESG Goals

Supply Chain Helps Meet ESG Goals

As corporations become increasingly focused on ESG initiatives, their supply chain and logistics partners respond with tools and services designed to help them grow sustainability and other goals.

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2022 75 Green Supply Chain Partners

2022 75 Green Supply Chain Partners

Inbound Logistics editors select 75 companies going above and beyond to prioritize green initiatives and help global supply chains become more sustainable. These companies are dedicated to developing and implementing best practices that leave a positive footprint on the world.

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