3PLs & 4PLs

Get the Most from Carrier Relationships

Openness and trust are important to ensure capacity and results in supply chain relationships.

Shippers have traditionally evaluated their carriers first on price, and then on the markets they serve. The reason is simple.


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Shipment Size Drives Supply Chains

As the ocean carriers and ports prepare for big ships, it’s actually shipment size that is driving supply chains.

E-commerce is revolutionizing the way we buy everything from medicines to groceries to spare parts for household appliances, and in doing so it has become the prime driver of supply chain decisions, experts in the field say.


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Logistics Drives Site Selection

Site selection will have some immediate and some long-lasting effects on a supply chain.

The landscape for trade and logistics is a dynamic one, being redefined constantly by e-commerce, regulatory changes, global trade and the digital aspects of trade.


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Study: Omni-Channel Retail Driving 3PL Opportunity, as Relationships with Shippers Thrive

The 19th annual Third-Party Logistics study suggests innovation lies ahead but industry must catch up with expectations.
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FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services

FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates effective January 5, 2015.
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Yusen Logistics Wins Four Logistics Awards from Renault-Nissan Alliance

Yusen Logistics has scooped four major logistics awards from the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
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An Issue for Every Supply Chain

When James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide spoke to shippers, carriers and 3PLs at the SMC3 Connections event, he covered a lot of territory in a short time


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Eyeing Rate Complexity

Rate accuracy is a challenge in multimodal extended supply chains.

There are plenty of drivers for freight costs, and expanding the view into other modes only amplifies the impact.


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U.S.-NAFTA Freight Totaled $103 Billion in June 2014

All five major transportation modes –- air, vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks -– carried more freight by value in June 2014 than in June 2013.
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Yusen Logistics Named Freight Forwarder Partner to Oishii JAPAN 2014 Food Trade Show

Yusen Logistics announces that it has been designated as a partner freight forwarder for Oishii JAPAN 2014, a Japanese food trade show to be held in Singapore in October 2014.
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KC SmartPort Momentum

Kansas City SmartPort Momentum 2013 focused on 3PLs, the issues facing the industry, and the role or logistics in economic development

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Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.

 

Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions

                                         

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World Trade 100 Magazine

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2014 October

Check out the October 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring our cover story: Logistics Drives Site Selection, plus much more!

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World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling, 1st Edition

Filled with proven operational solutions, it will guide managers as they develop a warehouse master plan, one designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory management - and reduces overall warehousing expense.

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