Archive for 3PL

Playing a Stradivarius Without Lessons: Thoughts on MercuryGate’s Logistics Integrator Program

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 was that software vendors and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) would embrace Simplicity-as-a-Service as a new value proposition for customers. Here’s how I define Simplicity-as-a-Service: Simplicity-as-a-Service is enabling customers to achieve their desired outcomes in an ever-changing business environment with less time, effort, cost, risk, and […]

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Embrace Lean Warehousing Practices in 2017

Even the most determined business optimist would be hard-pressed not to find a warehousing cost that isn’t creeping skyward. From the electricity powering the lights to the labor costs of each order picked, embracing “lean” principles is one of the few proven ways that a company can fight back from its bottom line. Upholding stagnant […]

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How to Protect Your Carrier Assets During Capacity Crunch

Having available capacity means more than having enough trucks, rail or steamship carrier assets to manage your business. Rather, it’s about winning the ongoing competition between shippers and third party logistics (3PLs) providers to secure those assets in order to maintain supply chain velocity. With capacity in a constant state of flux, it’s critical that […]

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Idahoan’s Journey to Achieving Sustained Transportation Savings

In their quest to achieve sustained transportation savings, many companies are leveraging both technology and managed services from third-party logistics partners. Idahoan is a great example. The company, a leading manufacturer of dehydrated potato food products, is working with TranzAct and using its Constellation transportation management system (TMS) and managed services to meet its transportation […]

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The New Value Equation in Contract Logistics

With all of the changes happening in the supply chain and logistics realm — whether it’s technology, regulations, mergers and acquisitions, new business models and competitors — is the value equation in contract logistics changing too? That was the main question I addressed with Greg Boring, VP of Sales at Kenco Group, in a recent episode […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

My daughter turns 9 this weekend and earlier this week I visited her third grade class to see what she and her classmates have been working on this year. This pie chart pinned on the wall caught my attention, where each student shared their hope and dream for third grade and one step they will […]

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