Weekly Logistics List | 5 Opportunities for Cost Reduction at your 3PL Warehouse

This week we look at 5 opportunities for cost reduction at your 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) warehouse. When looking for ways to reduce costs at your 3PL first make sure you totally understand the way in which the costs are calculated and what actually drives the cost. After that take a look at each section […]
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3PL Service Provider Directory Now Available

We are proud to announce the launch of our new directory for 3rd party logistics (3PL) service providers. Our aim is to provide 3rd party logistics (3pl) service providers with a cost effective way to reach their target market – those in the logistics and supply chain industries that use their services on a daily basis. Listing […]
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Managing 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers – Key Success Factor # 2 – Clearly articulate service level expectations

It is important that service level expectations are clearly articulated. There should also be a differentiation between your standard requirements and any non-standard requirements. Even if 99% of your orders are dispatched as standard shipments you should still have all potential non-standard service requirements included in the scope of work and in the costing schedule. […]
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Understanding Third Party Logistics Warehouse Services – Part 4

Order Fulfillment The primary activity of a 3rd Party Logistics Warehouse is to fulfill the orders that the 3PL’s client receives from its customers. Typically the order fulfillment process will include the picking, packing and dispatching activities but may also include other value added activities that have been requested by the client. The 3PL can […]
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Understanding Road Express Transport Services and Costs

Intra and Interstate Transport Services are a road based delivery service with the service levels being dictated by the time it takes for a vehicle to travel by road between the origin and delivery points. Typically consignments will be picked up from the shipper one day and delivered to the consignee within one to seven […]
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