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July 2022

July 2022

Serving up our exclusive market research on shipper-3PL partnerships, a handy list of Top 100 3PLs, and the Top 10 3PLs that rounded up the most reader votes, this edition delivers. Dig into case studies that reveal fresh insights and feature stories loaded with supply chain takeaways. No matter how you slice it, this special 3PL issue helps supply chains get cookin’.

Top 100 3PLs 2022

Top 100 3PLs 2022

Inbound Logistics’ annual Top 100 3PL Providers guide delivers the best third-party logistics companies for every pi-zza your supply chain and logistics operations.

Readers’ Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

Readers’ Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

Inbound Logistics’ readers have dished it out. Here are the top 10 3PLs that made the cut, helping shippers roll with supply chain disruption and upheaval and providing supreme service and support in a pinch.

 

2022 3PL Perspectives: Market Research Report

2022 3PL Perspectives: Market Research Report

Our 17th annual 3PL market research report provides a view into the dynamics driving relationships between shippers and logistics partners in 2022.

Chemical Logistics: Critical Challenges Drive Creativity

Chemical Logistics: Critical Challenges Drive Creativity

Chemical shippers and their partners keep critical shipments moving safely and efficiently—refining their strategies and getting creative
despite considerable challenges. Here’s how leading providers formulate solutions for the chemical industry.

May 2022

May 2022

From revealing how to keep DC operations in harmony to listing transportation management systems of note, this edition is sure to strike a chord. Tune in for materials handling insights, a yard management system guide, and the latest on the intermodal advantages of key sites.

April 2022

April 2022

Providing an annual report that reveals logistics IT market trends and a handy list featuring 100 of the most notable logistics IT providers, this edition sustains and nourishes efficient supply chains. Dig into the technologies and strategies that supply chain professionals serve up to streamline operations.

January 2022

January 2022

Tune into this jam-packed edition covering supply chain lessons learned, predictions, and impactful to-do’s to fast-track your demand responses and transportation strategies. Under pressure? This special Planner Profile edition will help those takin’ care of business with profiles on the logistics leaders that can provide supply chain services, anyway you want it.

November 2021

November 2021

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This edition is quick to reveal the expedited transportation strategies that let shippers keep freight on the move even when it seems the whole world is conspiring to slow it down. Helping you save time in a bottleneck, the edition dives into the latest developments in the airfreight sector and rounds up a guide to the expedited solutions providers that can help you deliver…STAT.

October 2021

October 2021

Featuring tips for selecting the right transportation mode for your shipment and a roundup of the latest port projects that will streamline operations, this edition delivers insight for improving supply chains today and in the future. From how 3PLs are meeting shippers’ IT needs to insiders revealing the shortages that will test supply chains, this edition offers strategies and actionable advice for efficient operations.

September 2021

September 2021

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Get your freight where it needs to go with this special edition featuring effective trucking strategies and listing the top 100 carriers that you can rely on to keep your supply chain moving. From how e-commerce retailers are flexing to meet demand to insight into selecting the best warehouse management system for your business, this edition offers insider expertise and strategies for efficient supply chains.

August 2021

August 2021

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Build a solid supply chain with this special edition packed with insights on the retail sector. From how online-only and omnichannel retailers construct efficient processes to the secrets behind pulling off white-glove, last-mile delivery services, this edition takes on the trickiest retail challenges and offers insider expertise and the strategies that deliver results.

July 2021

July 2021

Trust our annual 3PL edition to bring you the latest market research on partnerships between shippers and their third-party logistics providers. Listing the Top 100 3PLs that won’t let you fall and featuring partnerships that have prevailed through a difficult year, this edition is packed with surefire strategies and disruption-busting advice. Also featured: the much-awaited reveal of the reader-voted Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards.

3PL Perspectives 2021

3PL Perspectives 2021

Our annual 3PL Market Research Report uncovers the state of the union between shippers and their third-party logistics providers and reveals how they navigate supply chain challenges. Featuring handy charts and noteworthy figures, the section enumerates and examines the forces that influence their collaboration.

Top 100 3PLs 2021

Top 100 3PLs 2021

Our annual directory highlights the trusted third-party logistics providers that won’t let you fall, no matter what your supply chain challenges.

Reader’s Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

Reader’s Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

These short-listed 3PLs have earned the trust and votes of our audience. Learn more about the 3PLs that secured a spot on this list and why they’re the go-to provider for IL readers.

June 2021

June 2021

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From sustainable supply chain strategies to e-commerce delivery tactics, this edition highlights the inventive and innovative ways companies are optimizing operations. Listing 75 supply chain partners that will boost your eco-friendly initiatives and exploring the supply chain education reset taking place post-pandemic, this issue is evergreen with insights for streamlining your supply chain.

May 2021

May 2021

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From e-commerce fulfillment strategies that respond to surges and shortfalls to materials handling solutions that can handle the out-of-spec and oversized, this edition gets your warehouse operations in fighting form. Accelerate your supply chain processes with our handy guides to the benefits and leading providers of both yard management systems and transportation management solutions.

April 2021

April 2021

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Covering shipment data-integrating technologies that provide visibility as well as transportation strategies that ensure reliability even during uncertainty, this edition puts you on the fast track to supply chain efficiency. Accelerate your operations with our exclusive market research into the logistics technology sector and our handy list of 100 leading vendors that provide innovative solutions.

3PLs: Custom Fit Solutions

3PLs: Custom Fit Solutions

Providing solutions that fit to a T, logistics providers are helping shippers increase visibility, flexibility, and accuracy. Offering seamless technology integrations and tailored transportation networks, these providers are well-suited supply chain partners.

February 2021

February 2021

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From enabling fast fulfillment to supporting product handling flexibility, warehouse robots have transformed from sci-fi fantasy to supply chain powerhouse. This edition reveals how they propel productive, resilient supply chains and also explores the latest pivots in supply chain education programs and maritime logistics.

January 2021

January 2021

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From 137 tips to charge your supply chain to last-mile moves that uncork bottlenecks, this edition packs insights, predictions, and to-do’s to hone your approach and boost supply chain efficiency. And the logistics leaders profiled in this special Planner Profile edition will help you jumpstart your supply chain on the road to transformation.

December 2020

December 2020

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Turn up the volume on supply chain and customer experience strategies with this inside look at how shippers and their logistics providers rock their customers’ world, even amidst disruption. Also exploring food packaging standouts and career-making maneuvers, this edition packs insight for your CX efforts and supply chain strategizing.

November 2020

November 2020

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From deploying technology to precisely positioning inventory, this edition is quick to reveal the supply chain strategies that let shippers accomplish feats of e-commerce fulfillment in record time. This edition will get you moving, checking in on the latest developments in the airfreight sector and rounding up a guide to the expedited solutions providers that can help you deliver ASAP.

Top 100 3PLs 2020

Top 100 3PLs 2020

Our annual directory shines a light on the best and brightest 3PL service providers.

April 2020

April 2020

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From building supply chain efficiency through blockchain and rebuilding processes amidst the coronavirus pandemic, this edition takes on impactful technologies and strategies. What’s more, IL’s original research on the logistics IT market keeps you on top of tech trends, while the 2020 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers points you to the services and solutions to tackle your technology pain points.

December 2019

December 2019

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From the mind-bending ways technology can help delight customers to the ways food logisticians hit their targets when demand spikes, this edition shines a light on sure-fire supply chain stratagems. Also investigating recruitment techniques that can help shippers get much-needed talent, this edition digs deep.

November 2019

November 2019

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When shippers need to get critical goods to their destinations without fail and with no time to spare, carriers get creative. From revealing how carriers move high-priority loads extra fast while holding down costs to providing a handy guide of speedy and reliable airfreight forwarders, this edition helps shippers turbocharge their supply chains.

July 2019

July 2019

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Inbound Logistics’ annual 3PL edition delivers the actionable, how-to information you need to forge long-lasting, beneficial supply chain partnerships. This edition spotlights three shipper-provider team-ups that set the stage for success, reveals the Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Providers that IL editors deem the best of the best, and honors the reader-voted Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards winners. We also get behind the wheel of the aftermarket auto parts supply chain and the logistics driving the Indy 500. Download now for content that helps you optimize your supply chain.

Top 100 3PLs 2019

Top 100 3PLs 2019

Our annual directory showcases the logistics service providers that are one step ahead of the rest.

April 2019

April 2019

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This edition helps you see your way to supply chain visibility–a must-have for matching supply to demand. And for e-tailers charting their next e-venture, this edition details the steps to get them closer to their e-commerce endgame. What’s more, IL’s original research on the logistics IT market gives you clarity on technology trends, while the 2019 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers list points you to the services and solutions to address your technology needs.

January 2019

January 2019

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Jolt your warehousing, transportation, and logistics operations with these 159 actionable to-do’s. Designed to get your supply chain moving and your IT together, this blockbuster edition is jam-packed with need-to-have and trending content. From top-shelf solutions for CPG success, supply chain finance programs that put more cash in your wallet, the freight transportation forecast from a leading transportation economist to a new formula for market domination, this special Planner edition gives you plenty to be amped about.

July 2018

July 2018

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The annual 3PL edition reveals how logistics service providers dish up VIP service for their shipper customers and spotlights the Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Providers that IL editors deem best in class. We also honor the reader-voted Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards. Did your 3PL make these lists? This edition also delves into supply chain trends, from the shifting automotive roadmap to smart steps footwear e-tailers are taking. Also: Special Projects: Navigating Every Twist and Turn

July 2017

July 2017

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For companies that are plotting a different course or looking for ways to build supply chain operations that enable growth, partnering with a 3PL is just the ticket. This issue highlights providers that offer exemplary support and explores supply chain strategies and trends, from plug-and-play solutions to direct-to-consumer tactics, that will play pivotal roles in years to come. Also: Spilling the Beans on the Coffee Supply Chain.

Top 100 3PLs 2017

Top 100 3PLs 2017

Our annual directory spotlights logistics service providers that are ahead of the game while detailing the many services and solutions these companies provide.

July 2016

July 2016

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Forming and sustaining a great 3PL partnership is a lot like getting a tattoo. Making a deal can be a big commitment, and mistakes can be costly. This issue reveals how shippers can build indelible relationships with their providers and explores some complex supply chains, from the ice cream cold chain to healthcare logistics. Also: 6 Technologies Guaranteed to Disrupt Your Supply Chain.

Top 100 3PLs 2016

Top 100 3PLs 2016

Our annual directory celebrates logistics service providers that are ahead of the game while detailing the many services and solutions these companies provide.

April 2016

April 2016

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Logistics technology is bridging shippers’ transition from manual methods to data-driven, automated operations. This issue celebrates the leading logistics IT providers and explores the gamut-spanning services and technology expertise 3PLs bring to the table. Also: How supply chain modeling is helping companies predict the outcome of business decisions, and the ABCs of supply chain compliance.

July 2015

July 2015

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Our annual 3PL issue offers valuable resources: a directory of top 3PL providers, original market research, Readers’ Choice 3PL Excellence Awards, and insight on how 3PLs are evolving. Also in this issue: project logistics, supply chain security, veteran hiring programs, 10 trends in cold chain, and more.

April 2015

April 2015

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Technology is a key component of any successful supply chain. Some companies manage IT in house while others leverage solutions offered by 3PL providers. This issue shows you how to tap into technology to drive your operations forward. Also in this issue: the top 100 logistics IT providers, chain of custody in the pharma supply chain, collaborative distribution, and more.

August 2014

August 2014

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The growth of online shopping is changing the retail landscape, forcing store owners to rethink the way they do business in order to negotiate the new terrain. Here’s how they are adapting supply chain operations to meet shifting demand. Also in this issue: hospital supply chains, Incoterms 2010, site selection, and more.

3PL Perspectives

Our survey of the 3PL market explores how both logistics service providers and shippers are adapting to change, and pushing the outsourcing needle in new directions.

Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

A successful shipper-3PL partnership is an engineering marvel, worthy of celebration. Our readers voted for the 3PLs that keep their supply chain operations running smoothly.

Top 100 3PL Providers

Top 100 3PL Providers

Our annual directory of leading logistics service providers highlights companies that serve shippers with comprehensive transportation and logistics offerings.

July 2014

July 2014

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Our annual 3PL issue delivers a wealth of third-party logistics insights: a directory of top 3PL providers, original market research, Readers’ Choice 3PL Excellence Awards, and in-depth case studies of shipper-3PL relationships at their best. Also in this issue: Walmart’s inbound transportation strategy, veteran hiring programs, the oil and gas supply chain, and more.

January 2014

January 2014

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For this jam-packed issue, Inbound Logistics compiled a wealth of actionable tips to revitalize your warehousing, 3PL, trucking, and global logistics operations. Also in this issue: automotive, healthcare, aerospace, and perishable logistics; risk mitigation; FTZ basics and benefits; cross-border trade, and the 2014 Logistics Planner.

3PL Perspectives 2011

3PL Perspectives 2011

This year’s annual market insight report offers a comparative analysis of how the dynamic duo of logistics service providers and shippers faced supply chain challenges during the past year, and how they are standing strong as they enter a new period of economic uncertainty.

Top 100 3PL Providers

Top 100 3PL Providers

Our annual directory of leading logistics service providers reveals the power players that excel at delivering a spectrum of transportation and logistics capabilities to match unique shipper demands.

Readers’ Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

Readers’ Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

No matter how insurmountable the obstacles, these supply chain heroes make it through. Our readers report which third-party logistics providers they count on to help conquer their logistics challenges.