Trying to plot a different course? Figuring out how to spread your wings? A third-party partner might offer…just the kind of help you need.
The U.S.-Canada cross-border trade relationship remains robust in an evolving regulatory environment.
E-commerce has forever changed the way people shop. Now businesses of all sizes must reassess their supply chains to go direct to the consumer with faster-than-fast delivery and free shipping.
Distributors continue to play a valuable role within many supply chains. At the same time, changing business models, and especially the rise of e-commerce, are prompting many to enhance the services they offer.
The bridal wear supply chain is unlike any other in the apparel industry in that most bridal gowns are made to order, wedding dates create hard and fast dress deadlines, and emotional brides can turn a minor supply chain snafu into a major meltdown. Long lead times for dress manufacturers help make sure that deadlines get met and wedding parties are happy.
Transparency, honest communication, and a commitment to forming a true partnership with shared goals and values are keys to successful supply chain collaboration between shippers and their third-party logistics providers.
Companies and their supply chains have found a powerful new strategy for driving profitable growth – the plug-and-play supply chain. Here’s how it works.
Inbound Logistics’ 12th annual 2017 3PL Perspectives market research report examines the trends and challenges shaping logistics outsourcing strategy and the third-party logistics industry.
Coffee has been a popular drink for centuries, yet its supply chain faces ongoing and emerging challenges, including fragmented production, commodity market instability, and climate change.
Cold chain logistics means more than simply refrigeration and freezing. Today’s providers offer numerous value-add services, including logistics management, repackaging, and more.
Whether they are supporting ventures in embargoed countries or first-ever projects in remote locations, logistics teams must be prepared to think quickly and clearly when unanticipated challenges arise
Here’s a list of books that will help keep your logistics and supply chain skills sharp.
Year after year, the IL 3PL survey reveals the importance of great customer service to shippers.
Technology from Crown Equipment helps a fine foods supplier optimize its order-picking process.
Sustainable products company Grove Collaborative grows its bottom line by using a data analytics platform to cut shipping costs and optimize fulfillment.
Furniture retailer upgrades its warehouse management system to furnish growth.
Profile of Dan Clark, founder and president of the logistics technology firm Kuebix, in Maynard, Mass.
Profile on Joe Bobko, vice president of transportation with Boxed Wholesale, an online wholesale shopping club.
3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics Perspectives
By collaborating with a knowledgeable third-party logistics (3PL) provider, shippers can add both scale and visibility to their supply chain.
What do new buying trends mean for those providing logistics solutions to you, especially if your logistics partners are not market monsters?
Fine Print: Supply Chain Legal Issues
The new update shifts the burden of proving negligence in transport from the carrier or party in possession to the shipper. Here’s what you should know.
Shippers share the most probing and effective questions to ask potential 3PL partners.
Green Landscape: Supply Chain Sustainability
In today’s competitive environment, sustainability must improve profitability and reduce risk.
IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain Technology
A new opportunity for significantly better operational performance is emerging due to advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, and prescriptive analytics.
With the proper planning and systems in place, a recall can be managed effectively to mitigate financial and legal risk, as well as prevent irreparable brand damage.
Smart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education Advice
People transitioning out of the military possess many skills that directly apply to a career in logistics. Yet a post-military career in logistics remains a largely untapped opportunity. Here’s how to change that.
The Lean Supply Chain
Volatile demand, shrinking lead times, and new consumption patterns have impacted transportation systems in many ways. That makes it ever more important to maintain an agile, flexible supply chain to gain a competitive advantage.
Trade Compliance Strategist
Consider the following four core elements when assessing and establishing your freight forwarder partnership in order to boost your internal compliance program.
Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain Analysis
The advent of autonomous vehicles is nothing short of a revolution. For the logistics world, it could mean a near end to human-caused accidents and could single-handedly eliminate the driver shortage problem.
VMI is a way for suppliers to manage re-supply by monitoring customer stock levels and forward demand that optimizes working capital with service levels. Use these tips for best managing the VMI relationship.
In order to gain true end-to-end supply chain visibility and unlock the full potential for strategic savings opportunities, shippers must get beyond the shipment level to the PO level.
By quickly adapting to various industries and commodities and responding to client requests with urgency and an extremely high level of customer service quality, a strong 3PL will find it can outlast even the most convenient warehousing options.
By tapping collective, multi-modal intellectual capital of leading industry pioneers, shippers can transform the supply chain with a sweep of the dock.
In a world driven by new technology, industries are finding ways to work faster and smarter.
Dow Building Solutions gained faster, more reliable distribution to customers at a reduced cost with help from KANE.
When Dippin’ Dots needed more visibility in retail locations they teamed up with SEKO to get display freezers to market quickly.
Transplace helped Huhtamaki reduce costs while improving customer service.
A home goods retailer partnered with Unyson to increase efficiency and enhance visibility.
ProTrans created a tracking map or heat map where all in transit loads belonging to the customer can be viewed on the tracking map.
MD Logistics’ customized supply chain solution helps a luxury brand manufacturer provide a personalized shopping experience while maintaining a high turnaround rate.
By transforming the global supply chain via digitization, fast fashion manufacturers can stay on pace and improve margins, agility, and risk management.
Use this advice to navigate the process of selecting and deploying a TMS solution in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional solutions.
The days of EDI connectivity is quickly becoming outdated and replaced with real-time data feeds that benefit both shipper and their shipping partners.
Silicon Valley and the logistics industry can help each other, and there’s great value to be gained through partnership.
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