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2021 Update: E-Commerce, Last Mile Delivery and 3PLs

2021 Update: E-Commerce, Last Mile Delivery and 3PLs

Rampant need for last mile delivery due to increased use of e-commerce leads to new collaboration with 3PLs Setting the Stage for the 2021 Continued Growth in E-Commerce and Last Mile Delivery Fueled by COVID-19 lockdowns and consumers working from home, the explosion...

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3PLs Gain Competitive Advantage from Technology

3PLs Gain Competitive Advantage from Technology

We live in a global world.  There is simply no getting around that fact.  Around the world, goods are traded, shipped and delivered to the doors of consumers as well as to businesses.  Many factors have influenced the growth of the third party logistics industry. ...

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What is 3PL Warehouse Management System?

What is 3PL Warehouse Management System?

Warehouse operators are responsible for the timely and accurate handling, storage and processing of goods.  Many inventory owners, however, choose to outsource warehouse operations to 3PLs.  Most third party logistics providers service multiple customers, each with...

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How to Get Your 3PL Business Ready Now for a Recession

How to Get Your 3PL Business Ready Now for a Recession

For quite some time now, economic experts have been warning of a coming recession.  Rather than rehashing the signs of a coming economic downturn, in this blog we will focus on how you can prepare your 3PL or supply chain business for the seemingly inevitable...

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Last Mile Delivery, 3PLs and Last Yard Logistics Services

Last Mile Delivery, 3PLs and Last Yard Logistics Services

For years, much of the buzz in the supply chain industry has been about last mile delivery and last mile logistics.  The “last mile” refers to the final stage of a delivery process, extending from a point of origin to the customer-specified destination.  The final...

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3PLs Benefit from 2019 Boost in Supply Chain Technologies

3PLs Benefit from 2019 Boost in Supply Chain Technologies

Recently supply chain operations have thrived on change, a seemingly endless flow of information, new technologies and chaos.  Starting a new year, we thought it would be a good idea to take a quick peek on how technology is impacting the world of third party...

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2018 3PL Refrigerated Warehouse Cold Chain Industry Trends

2018 3PL Refrigerated Warehouse Cold Chain Industry Trends

The cold chain industry is changing fast.  Between the increased development and usage of temperature sensitive biologic pharmaceuticals and consumer preferences for convenient, fresh foods, the cold chain must adapt quickly. One main factor is dominating the cold...

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2018 3PL Study Recap: 3PL-Shipper Collaboration & 3PL IT

2018 3PL Study Recap: 3PL-Shipper Collaboration & 3PL IT

IntroductionAs the speed of supply chain and logistics operations advances to service increasing consumer demand, there is a greater need for real time information visibility and communication between shippers and 3PL providers. With this said, more shippers and 3PLs...

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Manufacturers: How to Use a 3PL to Reduce Costs

Manufacturers: How to Use a 3PL to Reduce Costs

What are Manufacturing Support Services? For a variety of reasons, manufacturers often choose to outsource various aspects of their work to third party logistics companies, enabling them to save on recruiting, training, employment taxes, salaries and employee benefit...

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Using a 3PL for Meal Kits, Subscription Boxes & Kitting

Customized Fulfillment of Subscription Boxes for Consumers  Today, consumers like the convenience of a “set it and forget it” mentality.  They purchase subscriptions for everything from clothing, technology, food, personal care items and much more, have the automated...

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11 Ways 3PLs are Helping Retailers & Manufacturers Today

11 Ways 3PLs are Helping Retailers & Manufacturers Today

During 2016, logistics and freight operations professionals enabled U.S. businesses to reduce costs for the first time since 2009.  This is an impressive result, especially given the explosive demand fueled by the e-commerce sector and the overcapacity, slack demand...

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2017 3PL and Supply Chain Technology Update

2017 3PL and Supply Chain Technology Update

What Do 3PL Customers Want from Their Logistics Providers? It is a complex, changing world that is often very confusing.  Throw yesterday’s projections out the window!  Now consumers are changing all the rules, causing fluctuations and disruptions in the supply...

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Is Your 3PL Caught in the "IT Gap"?

Is Your 3PL Caught in the "IT Gap"?

According to the 2016 Third-Party Logistics Study, 98% of customers believe that the continued success of their global supply chains depends upon managing data and being able to make informed...

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3PL IT Capabilities

3PL IT Capabilities

In an industry where customer service is key it is critical to focus on factors that affect your ability to service customers effectively. This is what the third party logistics industry has turned its focus to in recent years. While 69% of 3PLs think that their...

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3PL Trends and Evolution

3PL Trends and Evolution

3PL Trends 2014 With a growth rate exceeding 3 times the rate of growth of the U.S. economy, the third party logistics industry is booming in the United States and around the world. 3PL growth is...

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Datex FootPrint® WMS Features for 3PLs

Datex FootPrint® WMS Features for 3PLs

Managing inventories for multiple customers often at multiple warehouse facilities with multiple users creates a highly complex business model, one fraught with potential error. Add to this that each customer is unique with their own specific billing criteria,...

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Solve Top 3PL Challenges with Datex WMS Software

Solve Top 3PL Challenges with Datex WMS Software

Are you a third party logistics provider? If you are, your business tends to be very complicated. You probably feel like you are going off in a million different directions trying to make all of your customers happy each and every day. In your business, no two...

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