Feature Stories

Don’t Even Think About Outsourcing Until You Read These Success Stories

From Fortune 50 organizations to startup operations, a growing number of companies are outsourcing components of their logistics and supply chain functions to third-party logistics providers. Take the New England operation of Greenleaf Automotive Recyclers, a distributor of recycled auto parts. Last year the company decided to outsource its local customer deliveries to improve operations […]

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What Does Your 3PL Really Think?

Third-party logistics providers struggle with customer demands to continuously create value. So, how are they doing? Inbound Logistics took this question to a group of 3PL providers to find out how they validate their value proposition in today’s environment, and how they plan to serve you looking forward. Follow us as we pan the 3PL industry and zoom in on some emerging trends.

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Going Modal

How is a logistics airport alleviating congestion at Los Angeles ports? By operating as a multi-modal 3PL. Facing the unenviable task of cutting time and costs during transshipment at ports, forwarders, 3PLs, and shippers are looking to inland multi-modal facilities such as Southern California Logistics Airport to circumvent congestion and ensure quicker turnaround times for their customers’ shipments.

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Fare’s Fair: Making Air Cargo Count

The traditional mold that combination carriers have operated in is crumbling as increased competition from low-fare carriers impacts the way they serve cargo customers. Putting back the pieces will require a more concerted effort, focusing attention and resources on the cargo side and making product attractive to shippers and consignees—regardless of how passenger volume waxes and wanes.

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At Long Last, Logistics Reaches the Boardroom

The CEOs of two vastly different companies—The Container Store and Leiner Health Products—share their views on the importance of logistics and supply chain management to their companies’ bottom lines.

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Material Handling Technology: Beyond the Nuts and Bolts

Today’s material handling technology is a lot more than nuts and bolts. By enabling companies to handle products more swiftly, material handling gives companies the ability to meet increasing customer requirements, boost productivity, and cut costs. Here’s a look at the technological tools that are available today, and how companies are using them in their distribution centers.

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