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Latest trends and best practices in Third Party Logistics technology, software solutions and providers of supply chain planning, operations, shipping and distribution.


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The annual “3PL Value Creation Chicago Summit” staged by the consultancy, Armstrong & Associates, Inc., provided practitioners with fresh insights on how the industry will be shaping up in 2018.
By Bruce Orcutt · September 28, 2017
Digital transformation in the transportation industry is a competitive weapon to improve your ROI.
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By SCMR Staff · August 2, 2017
To keep pace with the "Amazon Effect", supply chain managers are forced to adjust strategies so they won't lose loyal customers or even worse their business. In this webinar we’ll look at some of these new strategies, detail the results companies have had through implementing them, and discuss how these strategies can set companies up for the future.
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By Admin · August 2, 2017
Few companies are putting transportation management best practices to work in their supply chain operations. However, when executed correctly, a transportation management solution is an effective way to improve cost efficiency and serve evolving customer needs.
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By Patrick Burnson · July 5, 2017
The trend set over the past few years for mergers and acquisitions has hardly subsided, and a fresh injection of equity investment is transforming the marketplace. At the same time, shippers may expect to see 3PLs continue to purchase high-tech “solutions” and hire young professionals for implementation.
By Patrick Burnson · June 16, 2017
The global forecast for 3PLs this year, as composed by the consultancy, Armstrong & Associates is “lukewarm,” says the chairman Richard Armstrong.
By Patrick Burnson · May 19, 2017
Gartner’s annual “Magic Quadrant” report that was released recently, on the eve of its supply chain conference in Phoenix, Ariz. The aim of the report is to provide a qualitative analysis into a market and its direction, maturity and participants.
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With operational efficiency and flexibility so crucial to success, Quintiq parcel and express solution is an integrated set of advanced and adaptive planning system that is optimized for the industry.
By Robert C. Lieb · March 3, 2017
The 3PL faces unprecedented challenges from e-commerce, Amazon and new technologies. But opportunities abound for those 3PLs that turn them into a competitive advantage.
By Patrick Burnson · November 18, 2016
According to the consultancy, Armstrong & Associates, new global supply chain challenges will be handled by 3PLs in a variety of innovative ways next year.
By Jeff Berman · October 3, 2016
The study was released last week by Capgemini Consulting, Penn State University, and Penske Logistics at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.
By SCMR Staff · September 6, 2016
Rick Mettetel, vice president, global forwarding for C.H. Robinson, recently shared insights with our readers on current state of third party logistics.
By Patrick Burnson · August 23, 2016
The 3PL arena is booming. But what does that mean for today’s supply chain manager. C. John Langley Jr., Ph.D., who serves as a director of development at the Center for Supply Chain Research at the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University shares his views in this interview.
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2016
According to new research report published by Allied Market Research, titled the global third party logistics market is expected to reach $1,110 billion, registering a CAGR of 5.16% during the forecast period 2016-2022.

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