Archive for 3PL

The Growing Focus on Last-Mile Delivery

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a lot of activity related to last-mile delivery — from startups providing last-mile delivery services to advancements in transportation management systems and mobile technologies to more effectively plan, execute, and track last-mile deliveries, as well as several acquisitions in this space. What’s driving this focus on last-mile […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 12-16, 2017)

I’ve come to expect it whenever I travel these days: the dreaded text from the airline informing me that my flight is delayed. It happened yesterday during my ride to the airport from LLamasoft’s SummerCon 2017 conference (I’ll share my takeaways from the conference in a future post). My 7:18 pm flight was now leaving […]

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Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Designing a supply chain to accomplish that task isn’t as straightforward as it seems, especially when technology is involved. A smart company pays attention to […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 22-26, 2017)

By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to Baseball Heaven with my sons for a baseball tournament. They will play at least 8 games between the two of them over three days. For many people, including my wife and daughters, that doesn’t sound like a fun way to spend a holiday […]

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Pilot Chemical Company: Capacity Assurance and Being a Dependable Supplier

We all know that there are ebbs and flows in the transportation market, but one thing that always remains the same for transportation and logistics executives is their focus on managing costs and making sure they have the capacity they need, when they need it. If you view capacity assurance as a competition with other […]

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From Transactional to Transformational: Successfully Adding Managed Transportation Services

As part of a natural evolution of their existing offerings, many carriers and brokers are looking to managed transportation services (MTS) to provide greater value for their customers and growth for their organization. MTS is a different business model than an asset or transactional-based business, but it’s often a natural addition to a carrier or […]

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