Tag Archives: 3PL

Bringing Valuable Service and Innovation: Third-Party Logistics

Industry Focus BY TOM GRESHAM ISTOCK.COM/1933BKK The third-party logistics (3PL) industry is a complex and varied one that includes a wide range of operators. 3PLs serve as crucial partners in the supply chain for manufacturers who opt to outsource some, or all, of their logistics operations, such as warehousing, fulfillment and distribution. The role of 3PLs can differ greatly, but ...

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Partnering with a 3PL: Best Practices for a Successful Relationship

Learn some of the key ingredients needed as companies and their 3PL service providers define and create win-win partnerships, as well as how they measure success. * By Sara Pearson Specter * Engaging a third-party logistics (3PL) service provider for outsourced logistics and supply chain services has become a common practice among companies of all sizes. Indeed, research from 3PL ...

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Outsource or In-House? How, When and Why 3PLs Are Selected

Retailers and manufacturers are evaluating the pros and cons of handling tasks in-house versus outsourcing to a third-party logistics partner. * By Sheryl S. Jackson * As retailers and manufacturers strive to meet fulfillment and distribution challenges in today’s Amazon-led competitive e-commerce market, companies must evaluate the pros and cons of handling these tasks in-house versus outsourcing to a third-party ...

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