The transportation of perishable goods has been a challenge which has plagued mankind for thousands of years. From early civilizations storing food and water, to the invention of the wheel, ocean liners, and the ability to instantly communicate with anyone across the world, and you begin to see the … [Read more...] about Possibilities With Perishable Shipping
As business environments change over time, several factors are going to affect the effectiveness and capacity of your 3rd party logistics provider (3PL). Some of these factors include but not limited to tax reforms, unstable fuel prices, labor difficulties, fiscal cliffs and regulatory revisions all … [Read more...] about 4 KPIs to Determine the Effectiveness of Your 3PL Provider
Every day, shippers, carriers and even small intermediaries are relying heavily and extensively on 3rd Party Logistics and order fulfillment companies (3PLs) to manage logistics and supply functions, access capacity and gain technology capabilities. 3PLs create value by understanding industry … [Read more...] about 4 Best Practices That Should be Standard With Every 3PL
The decision of whether or not to outsource various business activities is a never-ending debate with excellent points for each side of the argument. “You’ll save so much time and money by leaving it to the professionals.” “You would really give up that much control of your business to save a few … [Read more...] about What to Expect When You’re Expecting… a 3PL
When it comes to the business of supply chain management, opinions on 3rd party logistics are of two sorts. The naysayers to 3rd party logistics, argue that outsourcing all, or part of your supply chain needs takes away a business' control. How could you possibly manage your inventory effectively … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons It’s Logical to Use 3rd Party Logistics
To many individuals the terms 3PL and order fulfillment have little to no meaning, or relevance. What the heck is a 3PL? Why should you even care? The reason you should know AND care, is because 3PL's and order fulfillment has changed the way we do business around the world. According to the … [Read more...] about What the 3PL is Order Fulfillment?!