Archive for logistics outsourcing

Realities and Misconceptions of 4PL Relationships

The needs and expectations of manufacturers and retailers for their logistics partners have changed significantly over the years, and confusion and misconceptions remain in the marketplace concerning what third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and fourth party logistics providers (4PLs) are and the services they offer. What are some of those misconceptions? What defines a successful 4PL-customer […]

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[Video] Realities and Misconceptions of 4PL Relationships

Matt Lewis, VP of Business Development at GEODIS discusses the following questions and more in this timely and important episode: What defines and differentiates 4PL from other outsourcing models? Is the 4PL approach a one-size-fits-all model where a manufacturer or retailer hands over their entire logistics operations to a third-party to plan and manage? How […]

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[Video] Managed Services vs. Software-as-a-Service: Which Path is Right for You?

Chuck Papa, Senior VP of Sales at Transplace, addresses the following questions in this timely and informative episode: What is transportation managed services? How does it differ from traditional transportation outsourcing? What benefits does software-as-a-service (SaaS) offer over traditional in-house deployment of a transportation management system (TMS)? If I’m a shipper and I’m deciding between […]

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A Recipe for Success: Best Practices for Supply Chain Integration

No two supply chain integrations are ever the same. But after many years of onboarding new customers, I have learned that there are three basic components to most integrations. And I like to think of it in cooking terms. Below are the steps we followed for one of our latest supply chain integrations: Step 1: […]

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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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The New Value Equation in Contract Logistics [Episode]

Greg Boring, VP of Sales at Kenco Group addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How are customer expectations different today than 5-10 years ago? What’s driving these expectations? Is technology playing a more prominent role in the 3PL-shipper value equation today? What’s driving all of the M&A activity in the 3PL […]

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