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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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ScottsMiracle-Gro: Getting the Right (Logistics) Players in Place for Its Big Game

ScottsMiracle-Gro: Getting the Right (Logistics) Players in Place for Its Big Game

Winning means shelves are stocked full of ScottsMiracle-Gro products right when spring arrives. Here’s how ScottsMiracle-Gro improved delivery performance and logistics with a strategic partnership approach. Like football, many companies and their logistics operations have their own “Big Game”—a peak shipping season with make-or-break importance to their success. And like with every winning team, success […]

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Fast Expansion Into D2C: Top 3 Considerations for 3PLs to Attract New Business

Fast Expansion Into D2C: Top 3 Considerations for 3PLs to Attract New Business

While the e-commerce boom is an ongoing opportunity for B2B companies, they face acute growing pains as they seek to meet B2C/D2C fulfillment demands. Most providers go from worrying about bulk servicing thousands of units on palletized loads, to managing the throughput of multiple orders requiring additional touches for picking and packing. Not all B2Bs […]

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Masterful Moves: Overcoming Deadlines, Pressures, and the Pandemic

Masterful Moves: Overcoming Deadlines, Pressures, and the Pandemic

Holman Logistics provided its client with Extraordinary Service resulting in seamless execution for a warehouse move done in record time. THE CHALLENGE Seeking to optimize its Northwest omnichannel supply chain operations and having outgrown its existing 204,000-square-foot distribution center, one Holman Logistics client needed a new facility. The major consumer lawn and garden products supplier […]

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3PL Outsourcing Beyond the Initial Goals

3PL Outsourcing Beyond the Initial Goals

RedStone understands that cost savings are just a part of each client relationship; a 3PL must provide more if the relationship is to withstand the demands of an ever-changing supply chain. The Challenge Outsourcing logistics operations to a 3PL isn’t new. Unfortunately, disillusionment after a year or two isn’t new either and can result in […]

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Ensuring Customers’ Supply Chains Run as Smoothly as Possible

Ensuring Customers’ Supply Chains Run as Smoothly as Possible

Q: What are The Logistix Company’s (TLC) core business units and areas of focus? A: TLC got its start working closely with distribution companies moving liquid bulk chemicals. After time, we expanded our business to moving a multitude of commodities in bulk tankers, dry vans, intermodally via rail, repackaging, warehousing, and international freight forwarding. Q: […]

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Freight Audit and Payment Solutions Bring Immediate and Long-Term Benefits

Freight Audit and Payment Solutions Bring Immediate and Long-Term Benefits

Q: Why do companies need visibility to compete in today’s environment? A: Companies that do not have visibility across their whole logistics operations are likely to miss out on opportunities to work more efficiently and deliver cost savings. For example, a customer told me they spent around $95 million on a single lane from the […]

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