Third Party Logistics

By Bridget McCrea · November 3, 2016
The third time is the charm for this U.S. manufacturer on the hunt for a third-party logistics (3PL) provider that could successfully combine transportation services and technology capabilities under one roof.
By Patrick Burnson · August 31, 2016
In the midst of rapid 3PL market growth, cultural shifts in consumerism and technological disruptions are putting more pressure on the collaborative efforts between logistics managers and their service partners. Our panel sets out to help shippers thrive in the new era of bigger, more dynamic 3PLs. Third Party Logistics Discussion, 3PL Insights 2016, 3PL Discussion
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By LM Staff · August 16, 2016
An examination of the breadth of services today’s third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have to offer and how shippers can create a long-lasting, mutually-beneficial relationship with today’s more multi-faceted service partners. Custom digital issue for the third party logistics providers highlighting how to create lasting relationships with providers.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2016
It’s my pleasure to present the logistics and transportation community with the results of Logistics Management’s (LM) “33rd Annual Quest for Quality Survey.” Quest for Quality 2016, Quality 3PL providers 2016, Peerless Research Group survey,
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2016
New value proposition needed in the Third Party Logistics market, State of Logistics, State of Third Party Logistics 2016, State of 3PL 2016, 3PL Update 2016
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By Kenco · March 14, 2016
Today’s 3PL is not your grandfather’s 3PL
By Josh Bond · December 14, 2015
The 2015 public warehousing market continues to chart steady gains and ongoing consolidation.
By Brooks Bentz · March 1, 2015
An immense amount of operational and technological expertise exists among global 3PL partners. Determining how those attributes may be used to amp-up logistics and supply chain performance is a demanding task, but one well worth doing. Our resident consultant suggests that it’s time for a more rigorous, holistic approach to the process.
By Brooks Bentz and Bill Kammerer, Accenture · September 1, 2014
The continued evolution of “digital supply networks” depends on just how well shippers and their third-party logistics provider partners can work together to take costs out of the system while making improvements in flexibility and speed. Our consulting team offers a high-level blueprint for making it happen.
By Peter Moore · September 1, 2014
As third party logistics providers (3PLs) work to ramp up services for their customers, one area of focus is information management services.
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2014
The 25th Annual State of Logistics Report states that revenues for the third-party logistics provider (3PL) sector rose 3.2 percent in 2013, much lower than the 5.9 percent growth the market saw in 2012.
<p>Bombay ships items as small as candle holders and as large as beds.</p> By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2014
The global retailer re-launched in North America and built a new multi-channel supply chain from the ground up with the help of its existing 3PL partner.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2014
We’ve certainly been reading and hearing more about the benefits of improved communication and collaboration in logistics management—be it with our carriers, third party-logistics (3PL) providers, suppliers, and even competitors.
By Peter Moore · September 1, 2013
In this new era of collaboration, some third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are working with enlightened shippers on a new approach rooted in recognition that better logistics management can have a direct impact on the bottom line for both parties. Here’s one example of how it’s being done.
By Peter Moore · September 1, 2013
It’s been 15 years since I sold a successful third-party logistics business to a group of investors. And I would like to say that the strategy and market approach of the third party logistics provider (3PL) industry has changed greatly in those years, but I can’t.

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