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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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Rinchem Solves Complex Supply Chain Issues

Rinchem Solves Complex Supply Chain Issues

When a semiconductor manufacturer faced possible shutdown, Rinchem reorganized logistics assets and coordinated all moving pieces within a tight timeframe to ensure the on-time delivery of a critical chemical. THE CHALLENGE Semiconductor manufacturer supply chains are some of the most complicated and demanding in the world. Part of what makes things so complex is the […]

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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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Leveraging Freight Brokerage to Solve Supply Chain Disruption

Leveraging Freight Brokerage to Solve Supply Chain Disruption

As shippers deal with capacity issues, rate volatility, and service disruptions, a freight broker can help mitigate challenges so shippers can focus on their core strengths. Aligning your organization with a reputable freight broker with robust solutions and real-time visibility can solve many transportation disruptions. There are many types of brokers in the market—the key […]

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Data-Driven Supply Chain Optimization

Data-Driven Supply Chain Optimization

Q: What is data-driven supply chain optimization, and why is it important? A: Data-driven supply chain optimization applies prescriptive analytics in mathematical programming and operations research (OR) to provide decision support for supply chain decision-making at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels. By properly capturing the decisions to make (decision variables), the performance metric to […]

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