8 Must Read Articles on Selecting a Third Party Logistics Company

Selecting a third party logistics company can be a daunting task, especially if you are transitioning from managing your own warehousing or transport operations. To help you with this process I have provided links to 8 Must Read Articles on Selecting a Third Party Logistics Company which will give some valuable insight into how to […]
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3plmanager – one of the best logistics blogs on the planet

We are proud to announce that 3plmanager has been voted one of the best logistics blog on the planet by Feedspot – a modern RSS reader that allows you to put all of your reading in one location. 3plmanager has been voted in the top 75 logistics blogs on the internet. The top 75 logistics blogs have […]
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Japan Post books $4.7b writedown on Toll and flags 1700 job cuts at the business

According to a Reuters report today , Japan Post Holdings has confirmed it will book its first annual loss in at least a decade, after unveiling a $US3.6 billion ($4.7 billion) writedown on its Australian logistics arm Toll Holdings. Japan Post estimated its loss at 40 billion yen ($470 million) for the year ended in […]
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Weekly Logistics List | 5 Other Things to Consider when Selecting 3PL Service Providers

This week week we look at 5 other things you should be considering when selecting a 3PL service provider We have previously discussed the The 4 Rs (and 1 G) of Selecting a 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Provider and these will always be a major consideration throughout the 3PL service provider selection process. There are also a number […]
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Weekly Logistics List | 5 Signs that the Success of your 3PL Service Provider Relationship is at Risk

This week we take a look at 5 signs that might indicate that the success of your 3PL service provider relationship is at risk. Maintaining effective 3rd party logistics service provider relationships requires effort from both parties. Ultimately however, the responsibility lies with you as the logistics or supply chain manager to keep things on track. Throughout […]
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Weekly Logistics List | 5 Habits for Effectively Managing Meetings with 3PL Service Providers

This week we look at 5 Habits for Effectively Managing Meetings with your 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Provider. Whilst meetings may not always be the best use of time in many situations they are however an essential element in the process of successfully managing 3rd party logistics service providers. As a logistics or supply chain manager […]
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Weekly Logistics List | 5 Key Performance Indicators for Monitoring your 3PL Operations

This week we look at 5 Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for managing your third party logistics (3PL) operations. Whilst there is a tendency to think that a lot of KPI are required to monitor an outsourced 3PL operation , the reality is that the following 5 are really all that are needed. Inbound receiving timeliness Dispatch timeliness […]
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What is 3rd Party Logistics (3PL)? – The ultimate guide including definitions of 1st, 2nd and 4th Party Logistics

Most people involved in logistics or supply chain related fields would have heard of the term 3rd Party Logistics or 3PL. I ‘m not sure however if many would be that familiar with the terms 1st Party Logistics, 2nd Party Logistics or 4th Party Logistics let alone even pondered the meanings of 1PL, 2PL or 4PL […]
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Weekly Logistics List | 5 Logistics Blogs to Read

I can’t say the Weekly Logistics List concept is a unique idea – it is one I have borrowed from one of my favorite bloggers Tim Ferriss of the Four Hour Work Week fame. Each Friday Tim Ferriss sends out his “5-Bullet Friday” newsletter which is a weekly dose of what he has been enjoying or […]
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Toll launches pop-up delivery hubs

Toll Group has launched a new consumer-to-consumer parcel delivery service this week with the opening of new pop-up delivery hubs in selected Westfield shopping centres. Just in time for Christmas, this service will help shoppers skip the queues and access competitive pricing for fast domestic parcel deliveries. The pop-up delivery hubs, designed to simulate our […]
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